DD SIG: Backward Walking and Cerebellar Dysfunction in People with Multiple Sclerosis- with Nora Fritz – Episode 34  

In this episode of 4D, we talk with Dr. Nora Fritz about her expansive research in the field of Multiple Sclerosis (MS) rehabilitation. Dr. Fritz talks with host Katy McGraw about her research on the relationship between backward walking velocity and falls, and the effects of cerebellar involvement on the motor and cognitive function in …

DD SIG: Fall Prevention and Fall Risk in Wheelchair Users with Multiple Sclerosis – with Debbie Backus and Laura Rice – Episode 33

In this episode of 4D, we talk with Dr. Debbie Backus from the Shepherd Center in Atlanta, GA and Dr. Laura Rice from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign about their abundance of research in fall risk and fall prevention for wheelchair users with Multiple Sclerosis (MS). Host Chris Burke talks with our guests about what …

DD SIG & JNPT Collaboration: Improvement in the Capacity for Activity Versus Improvement in Performance of Activity in Daily Life During Outpatient Rehabilitation– with Catherine Lang and Carey Holleran – Episode 32 

In this episode, we talk with Dr. Catherine Lang and Dr. Carey Holleran from Washington University in St. Louis about their article scheduled for publication in the January 2023 issue of JNPT titled “Improvement in the Capacity for Activity Versus Improvement in Performance of Activity in Daily Life During Outpatient Rehabilitation.” Dr. Lang and Dr. …

DD SIG: Special Episode: PT Pet Peeves – Episode 31 

Note to listeners: We want to hear from you! We value listener feedback and are always working to improve our podcast. Share your 4D podcast feedback with us here: https://forms.gle/NKAC5Lob5rxpZ3459    In this special 3-year anniversary episode of 4D, host Parm Padgett and DDSIG secretary and podcast editor Sara Zoeller dive into the world of neuro-rehab …

DD SIG: CSM 2022 Poster Award: Wearable Sensors for Balance and Mobility in Persons with Parkinson’s Disease: A Systematic Review- with Lindsay Fitchett 

In this episode, we highlight one of the winners of our poster awards at CSM 2022. Lindsay Fitchett talks to Chris Burke about her group’s systematic review of wearable sensors assessing balance and mobility in people with PD. They discuss themes from the review including differentiating PIGD and tremor-dominant subtypes, looking at fall risk, assessing …

DD SIG: CSM 2022 Poster Award: Differences in Spatiotemporal Gait Characteristics between Freezing of Gait Subtypes in Parkinson’s Disease – with Jason Longhurst

In this episode, we highlight one of the winners of our poster awards at CSM 2022. Jason Longhurst talks to Katy McGraw about his research on gait characteristics in people with PD. His research looks at data from people without freezing, people with freezing on initiation, and people with non-initiation-type freezing. He discusses the role …

DD SIG: CSM 2022 Platform Award: Consultative Coaching Model for Long-Term Exercise Engagement in People with Huntington’s Disease- with Lori Quinn

Description: In this episode, we highlight the winners of our platform award at CSM 2022. Lori Quinn talks to Chris Burke about her team’s research on long-term PT follow up to promote exercise in people with HD. They discuss findings related to feasibility, participant engagement, and outcomes related to function, disease progress and physical activity during …

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 …