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, […]

DD SIG: The Interaction Between Aging and Multiple Sclerosis with Herb Karpatkin – Episode 15

In this episode from the ANPT Degenerative Diseases Special Interest Group, Parm talks to Dr. Herb Karpatkin about the interactive effect of aging with Multiple Sclerosis. They discuss important aspects of care and dive into a deeper understanding of how fatigue and dosage can dictate the rehabilitation experience. Join us in our exploration of reversing […]

DDSIG – Telerehabilitation Discussion with Alicia Flach, PT, DPT – Bonus Episode

Join our host, Parm Padgett as she and Dr. Alicia Flach discuss telerehabilitation and what you can do to help keep telerehab accessible and reimbursable! Click here for a link to the APTA Action Center where you can send letters of support to your Senators and Representatives (you do not need to be an APTA […]

DD SIG: Movement Discovery with Beth Fisher – Episode 13

In this episode, Parm talks to Beth Fisher about her 2019 John H.P. Maley Lecture ““Beyond Limits: Unmasking Potential Through Movement Discovery.” Dr. Fisher gives examples across diagnoses of how to integrate exploration of the patient’s implicit movement choices into PT assessment and treatment. We also gain insight into some of her groundbreaking work with […]

DD SIG: Episode 12: Evidence-based Recommendations for Exercise and Physical Therapy in Huntington’s Disease with Ann Kloos and Deb Kegelmeyer

In this episode, to ring out HD Awareness Month, Katy talks to Ann Kloos and Deb Kegelmeyer about the most up-to-date recommendations for exercise and physical therapy for people with Huntington’s disease. It is chock-full of the latest information for clinicians treating patients with HD, whether experienced or novice. We hope you enjoy it! The Degenerative Diseases […]

DD SIG: CSM 2020 Award Winner: Effects of a 6-week Cognitively Challenging Agility Exercise Program in People with Parkinson’s Disease with Laurie King – Bonus Episode

In this final of four CSM bonus episodes, Katy talks to Dr. Laurie King about her study on the impact of an exercise intervention in people with PD on the MiniBEST, freezing of gait, gait mechanics, dual task function, and patient-reported outcomes. They discuss the ins and outs of the study including who responded best and […]

DD SIG: CSM 2020 Award Winner: Utilization of Manual Therapy to Address Pain and Functional Impairments in Parkinson’s Disease with Lindsay White Walston – Bonus Episode

In this third of four CSM bonus episodes, Parm talks to Lindsay White Walston about her case series that combined manual therapy with additional intervention for gait and balance for people with PD. Lindsay tells us how she combines her orthopedic and neurologic clinical specialties to improve outcomes for patients. This case series was the […]

DD SIG: CSM 2020 Award Winner: Effort-Based Decision-Making for Exercise in People with PD with Cristina Colon-Semenza– Bonus Episode

In this second of four CSM bonus episodes, Parm talks to Dr. Cristina Colon-Semenza about her work investigating decision making and response to rewards for exercise in people with PD. This research was the basis for a poster presentation that won the DD SIG’s Best Basic/Applied Science Poster Award at APTA’s CSM 2020. The Degenerative Diseases […]

CSM 2020 Award Winner: Clinical Utility of the Single-Leg Calf Raise in People with MS with Paul Kline and Mark Manago – Bonus Episode

In this first of four CSM bonus episodes, Parm talks to Dr. Paul Kline and Dr. Mark Manago about their work investigating the relationship between single leg calf raise test with dynamometry and with clinical measures of gait in people with MS. This research was the basis for a platform presentation that won the DD SIG […]

DD SIG: Decision Making in Community Exercise Classes with Tara McIsaac- Episode 11

In this episode, Parm talks to Dr. Tara McIsaac about her recent study outlining characteristics of people with PD that determined exercise class prescription. Tara and Parm review the study results, including a group of clinical tests that may help PTs refer to appropriate programs. They also discuss the importance and logistics of communication between […]