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 …

DD SIG: Moving Forward with Patty Scheets – Episode 20

In this episode, Parm and Patty Scheets take a step back and discuss the big picture of our profession, including utilizing practice-based evidence to establish standards of care and drive our practice forward. In addition to getting an in-depth look at Patty’s clinical experience, we take a deeper dive into the challenge of stepping out …

DD SIG: CSM 2021 Award Winner: The Effects of Backward Cycling on Posterior Protective Stepping Responses in People with Parkinson Disease with Suzanne O’Neal

In this CSM bonus episode, Rebecca talks to Dr. Suzanne O’Neal about her work using backward cycling as a treatment strategy for people with PD. Suzanne and Rebecca discuss the ins and outs of testing backward stepping, the study’s results, and how to incorporate this treatment approach into your practice. This research was the basis for …

DD SIG: Special Episode: A Deep Dive Into Participation -Episode 19

In 4D’s first ever topic-based episode, Katy and Parm talk to experts Dr. George Fulk, Dr. Lee Dibble, and Dr. Laurie King about how we define participation, how PTs are measuring it, and how we may measure it in the future. Have you ever asked yourself if you’re missing or just skimming the surface of …

Degenerative Diseases SIG: 4D’s CSM 2021 Preview- Bonus Episode

Join DD SIG Chair Rebecca Martin as she interviews Heather Salon and Bart Hanson from the ANPT Programming Committee about the first ever virtual CSM. Learn the ins and outs of how CSM will work, and hear about events and programming that might be interesting to DD SIG members.  If you’re participating in CSM 2021, …

DD SIG & JNPT Collaboration: Standardizing Outcome Assessment in Parkinson Disease – Episode 18

A Knowledge Translation Project – with authors Amy Yorke and Angee Ludwa In this episode, JNPT partners with the ANPT Degenerative Diseases SIG to bring you an interview between host, Parm Padgett, and authors, Amy York and Angee Ludwa. In the podcast, they discuss the nuances of the project that resulted in their January 2021 …

DD SIG: PT Treatment Strategies for People with MS with Prue Plummer – Episode 17

In this episode, Parm talks to Dr. Prue Plummer about her research on effective interventions for movement dysfunction associated with Multiple Sclerosis. They cover about the Guidelines for Exercise in Multiple Sclerosis (GEMS) and current clinical research examining the effects of a GEMS program delivered in person versus through tele-rehabilitation. Dr. Plummer also delves into her …

DD SIG: The Effects of Mental Singing on Gait in PD with Gammon Earhart – Episode 16

In this episode, Dr. Gammon Earhart and Parm dive into Dr. Earhart’s 2019 ANPT Golden Synapse Award-winning research on the effect of mental singing on gait variability in adults with Parkinson Disease. They discuss her methods and inspiration for exploring this intervention, as well as the intricacies of her findings and their clinical relevance. Listen …

DD SIG: Physical Therapy for People with ALS with Vanina Dal Bello Haas – Episode 14

In this episode, Parm talks to Dr. Vanina Dal Bello-Haas about her research and experience treating people with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis. They discuss expanding the classification of ALS, addressing multi-system involvement (including pain and respiratory dysfunction), and recognizing patient priorities while balancing active intervention and overuse. Join us as we learn more about the assessment, …