DD SIG & JNPT Collaboration: Health Promotion and Wellness in Neurologic Physical Therapy: Episode 30 

Strategies to Advance Practice – with Elissa Held Bradford In this episode, we highlight the article “Health Promotion and Wellness in Neurologic Physical Therapy: Strategies to Advance Practice” from the April 2022 issue of JNPT by Rafferty, et. al. Parm is joined by one of the authors, Elissa Held Bradford, to discuss how to implement health …

DD SIG: The Clinical Practice Guideline for PT Management of Parkinson Disease – with Miriam Rafferty – Episode 29  

A Clinical Practice Guideline (CPG) for PT management of PD was recently published in the Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation Journal in December, 2021. In this episode, Parm talks to Miriam Rafferty, an author of the CPG and co-chair of the CPG knowledge translation task force, about the development of this new guideline. They discuss the …

DDSIG: ANPT Annual Conference Poster Awards with Rashelle Hoffman & Rebecca Martin- Episode 28

In this episode, Parm talks to the authors of the winners of the the DD SIG poster awards at the 2021 ANPT annual conference. Dr. Rashelle Hoffman discusses aspects of fatigue related to Multiple Sclerosis and Dr. Rebecca Martin discusses the effect of modeling and cueing on sit to stand transfers in individuals with Parkinson’s Disease.   The …

DD SIG: The Impact of COVID-19 on Community-Based Exercise Classes for People with Parkinson Disease with Mark Mañago- Episode 27

 In this episode, Parm talks to Mark Mañago about his recent publication in PTJ about the changing landscape of community exercise classes. Parm and Mark review the results of the study’s survey that asked exercise class participants with PD and exercise group leaders to identify facilitators and barriers to virtual and in-person class. They also …

DDSIG: Health Promotion and Wellness – with Rupal Patel – Episode 26

In this episode, Rebecca talks to Rupal Patel, a founding member of the APTA Health Promotion and Wellness Council. They discuss the council and how it relates to patients with degenerative diseases. They highlight different areas of wellness and ideas for promoting healthy lifestyles at the individual, community, and society levels. Don’t miss these practical …

DDSIG & JNPT Collaboration: Are Mobile Persons With Parkinson Disease Necessarily More Active – with authors Jenna Zajac and Terry Ellis – Episode 25

In this episode, Parm talks to Dr. Zajac and Dr. Ellis about their paper in the October 2021 issue of JNPT “Are Mobile Persons With Parkinson Disease Necessarily More Active?” Parm dives into the methods and results with Dr. Zajac. Then, she zooms out to talk about big picture implications including measuring and defining performance and participation …

DDSIG: Specialty Clinic Care for People with Atypical Parkinson’s Disease/Parkinsonism – with Heather Cianci – Episode 24

In this episode, Katy talks to Heather Cianci, who works in University of Pennsylvania’s COPE (Comprehensive Outpatient Parkinsonism Evaluation) Clinic. They discuss the structure of this and other specialty clinics, the rehabilitation team, and atypical PD diagnoses. They highlight resources, evaluation and treatment strategies for clinicians who provide care to patients with these diagnoses. The …

DDSIG: Considerations for AFO and FES use: Lessons from the stroke CPG- with Lisa Brown- Episode 23

 In this episode Parm talks to Lisa Brown, an author on the newly released Clinical Practice Guideline for use of Ankle-Foot Orthoses and Functional Electrical Stimulation Post-Stroke. They discuss the CPG development process, as well as what conclusions might be applicable outside of the stroke population including for people with MS and other neurodegenerative conditions. …

DDSIG: JNPT Author Interview: Graham Cochrane, Assessment of Vestibular Function in Multiple Sclerosis

In this special episode, Rebecca interviews Dr. Graham Cochrane about his recent publication in the July 2021 issue of the Journal of Neurologic Physical Therapy: “Comprehensive Clinical Assessment of Vestibular Function in Multiple Sclerosis.” They discuss his significant findings in central vestibular integration through variance in response to subjective visual vertical and dynamic visual acuity, …

DD SIG: Multidisciplinary Care in Complex Diseases with Katey Burke and Stacey Sullivan- Episode 21

What is it like working as a therapist in a multidisciplinary clinic? How is the integrated model of care applied to complex degenerative diseases? Learn this and more as Parm interviews physical therapist Katey Burke and speech-language pathologist Stacey Sullivan about their experience working in a multidisciplinary clinic for Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS). Together they …