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 …

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 …

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 …

DD SIG Episode 38: Feasibility of Low-Load Resistance Training with Blood Flow Restriction for People with Severe Multiple Sclerosis- with Mark Mañago

In this episode, host Jeffrey Schmidt talks with Dr. Mark Mañago, who won this year’s DD SIG CSM platform award year.. Dr. Mañago chats with us about his recent presentation at CSM entitled “Feasibility of Low-Load Resistance Training with Blood Flow Restriction for People with Severe Multiple Sclerosis”. While traditionally considered a musculoskeletal intervention, he …

DD SIG & JNPT Collaboration: Walking Endurance and Oxygen Uptake on Kinetics in Individuals with Parkinson Disease Following Overground Locomotor Training – with Andrew Guccione and Andrew Pechstein- Episode 37

In this episode, Katy talks with Dr. Andrew Guccione and Dr. Andrew Pechstein about their article published in the April 2023 issue of JNPT entitled “Walking Endurance and Oxygen Uptake on Kinetics in Individuals with Parkinson Disease Following Overground Locomotor Training.” “Dr. G” and Dr. Pechstein discuss cardiorespiratory aspects of locomotor training and how bioenergetic …

DD SIG: Degenerative Disease Clinician Locator Map – Bonus Episode 

In this bonus episode of 4D, we talk with Herb Karpatkin, a DD SIG officer who serves on the Nominating Committee, about one of the DD SIG’s newest features, the clinician locator map. Host and DD SIG chair Rebecca Martin talks with Dr. Karpatkin about his recent initiative to improve and simplify access to physical …

DD SIG: Combined Sections Meeting (CSM) 2023 Preview – Bonus Episode

In this episode of 4D, hosts Parm Padgett and Ken Vinacco give us the inside scoop on the degenerative disease representation in the 2023 CSM line up. Hear clips/sneak peeks from several of the speakers about their upcoming presentations. With so many must-see talks, you’re going to want to listen in to get a head …

DD SIG Bonus Episode: Resistance Training for Persons with Parkinson Disease with Daniel Corcos – recorded by the PD CPG Knowledge Translation Task Force 

In this bonus episode, physical therapy students, Emily Buggeln and Colleen Noonan interview Daniel Corcos on resistance training for persons with Parkinson Disease. This interview was organized by the knowledge translation task force for the clinical practice guideline for the physical therapist management of people with Parkinson disease. For more resources, check out their webpage …

DD SIG: Gaze Stability in People with Multiple Sclerosis- with Colin Grove – Episode 36

In this episode of 4D, we talk with Dr. Colin Grove about his recent ANPT poster presentation from the International Conference for Vestibular Rehabilitation entitled “People Living with Advanced Multiple Sclerosis Demonstrate Unique Strategies to Compensate for Vestibular-Ocular Reflex Deficits”. Host Chris Burke talks with Colin about what constitutes gaze stability, and how the vestibular-ocular …