DD SIG Episode 43: Gait Training in PD with Mike Lewek and CJ Duppen

In this episode, host Parm Padgett talks with Mike Lewek and CJ Duppen from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill about using implicit and explicit motor learning techniques with people with Parkinson Disease. CJ and Mike do a deep dive into their research on the integration of targeted rhythmic auditory cueing to improve …

Spinal Cord Injury SIG: DiSCIS Interview with Dr. Ken Weber and Dr. Christina Draganich – Episode 16

In this episode, we will be speaking with Dr. Christina Draganich and Dr. Kenneth Weber about their group’s paper titled “Predicting Outdoor Walking 1 Year After Spinal Cord Injury: A Retrospective, Multisite External Validation Study” just released in JNPT in 2023. Join us to hear about this exciting study! Below is a link to their …

DD SIG Episode 42: Frailty in Multiple Sclerosis with Jake Sosnoff 

In this episode, we talk with Jake Sosnoff, Ph.D. about frailty in patients with multiple sclerosis (MS). We cover how frailty is defined in geriatrics and how that definition applies to frailty seen in MS, as well as how clinicians can use evidence-based tools to characterize frailty in their patients with MS. Host Herb Karpatkin …

DD SIG Episode 41: Fear-Avoidance Behaviors’ Impact on Movement and Participation: Part 2- Treatment Strategies- with Mike Studer 

In this episode, we talk with Mike Studer about intervention and treatment strategies related to fear-avoidance behaviors (as introduced in part 1/episode 40 with Ryan Duncan and Merrill Landers). Host Chris Burke talks with Mike about using autonomy-building strategies to reduce fear and exposure therapy strategies. They also delve into behavior change strategies including tips …

Spinal Cord Injury SIG: DiSCIS Interview with Nick Evans – Episode 15

Interview with Nick Evans about his group’s paper “Walking and Balance Outcomes are Improved Following Brief Intensive Locomotor Skill Training but Are Not Augmented by Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation in Persons with Chronic Spinal Cord Injury” published in Frontiers in Human Neuroscience in 2022.   Join DiSCIS hosts Kristen Cezat, PT, DPT, NCS and Uzair Hammad, PT, …

DD SIG Episode 40: Fear-Avoidance Behaviors’ Impact on Movement and Participation- with Merrill Landers and Ryan Duncan

In this episode, we talk with Dr. Merrill Landers and Dr. Ryan Duncan about their presentation at APTA’s CSM 2023, entitled “Mind Over Movement: Fear-Avoidance Behaviors Impacting Movement and Participation in Parkinson’s Disease.” Host Chris Burke talks with Merrill and Ryan about different types of fears and fear-avoidance cycles that have been studied in individuals …

Stroke SIG: “Optimal Intensity and Duration of Walking Rehabilitation in Patients with Chronic Stroke: A Randomized Control Trial”

In this episode, host Marissa Moran PT, DPT is joined by Pierce Boyne, PT, DPT, PhD, NCS, Sandra A. Billinger, PT, PhD, and Darcy S. Reisman, PT, PhD to discuss their recent article posted in JAMA Neurology titled “Optimal Intensity and Duration of Walking Rehabilitation in Patients with Chronic Stroke: A Randomized Control Trial.” The …

Episode 10: Part 2 – Moving Forward Task Force Educator Town Hall 

Part 2: Town Hall Q+A – This episode provides questions and answers and some great discussion from the Educator Town Hall. The group discusses specifics of how to make change, what kinds of changes they are championing at their institutions and how to help students navigate difficult situations during clinical experiences. This is important information for …

Episode 10: Part 1 – Moving Forward Task Force Educator Town Hall 

Part 1: Updates from Four Educators –  Tune in for intros and updates from four educators at various stages of changing curriculum. You will hear from Dr. Nora Fritz of Wayne State University, Dr. Kirsten Potter of Tufts University – Seattle, Dr. Patricia Kluding of University of Kansas Medical Center, and Dr. Heather Knight of …

DD SIG Episode 39: Education and Exercise Support for Individuals Newly Diagnosed with Parkinson Disease and Their Care Partners- with Alicia Flach

In this episode, we talk with Dr. Alicia Flach, who was awarded the DD SIG 2023 Combined Sections Meeting (CSM) best poster award for her poster entitled “Education and Exercise Support for Individuals Newly Diagnosed with Parkinson Disease and Their Care Partners”. She and her team created educational modules and promoted self-driven exercise habits through …