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 […]

DD SIG: 4D Episode 10: Rehabilitation for people with Huntington’s Disease with Lori Quinn

In this episode, Dr. Lori Quinn talks to Parm about key features of Huntington’s Disease for PTs to recognize and examine, treatment approaches, and her rehabilitation-based research with this population. This is a great learning opportunity for clinicians familiar with HD as well as those who may see it very rarely (or haven’t seen it […]

Degenerative Diseases SIG: 4D’s CSM 2020 Preview- Bonus Episode

Join hosts Parm Padgett and Katy McGraw as they discuss the degenerative disease-related programming coming to CSM this year, with sneak preview clips from prior guests of the show and SIG members. The Degenerative Diseases Special Interest Group is part of the Academy of Neurologic Physical Therapy – www.neuropt.org.

Degenerative Diseases SIG: Understanding the Movement System Diagnosis with Kathy Gill-Body – Episode 9

In this episode, we talk to Kathy Gill-Body about her role on the Movement System Diagnosis task force. Kathy shares her impressions and applications of the movement system, including how she uses it in her clinical practice, and future directions for movement system diagnosis. She also shares her journey as a physical therapist involved in […]