Essential Entry-Level Competencies to Prepare Clinicians for Success in Neurologic Physical
Therapy Practice

In this episode, we speak to Dorian Rose, one of the authors of the recently published article on
essential competencies in entry-level neurologic physical therapist education (article video link:
https://links.lww.com/JNPT/A427). Dr. Rose discusses the benefits of competency-based
education for a variety of critical areas, including accountability and flexibility. She explains how
the seven essential competency domains can guide academic and clinical educators to support
clinical development in neurologic practice.


References:
Academy of Neurologic Physical Therapy. ANPT Essential Competencies for Neurologic Physical
Therapist Education. https://neuropt.org/education/physical-therapy-educators/anpt-essential-
competencies-for-neurologic-physical-therapist-education
Bradford ECH, Fell N, Zablotny CM, Rose DK. Essential Competencies in Entry-Level Neurologic
Physical Therapist Education. J Neurol Phys Ther. 2023;47(3):174-183.
https://links.lww.com/JNPT/A427.
Graham ID, Logan J, Harrison MB, et al. Lost in knowledge translation: time for a map? J Contin
Educ Health Prof. 2006;26(1):13-24
Timmerberg JF, Chesbro SB, Jensen GM, Dole RL, Jette DU. Competency-Based Education and
Practice in Physical Therapy: It’s Time to Act!. Phys Ther. 2022;102(5):pzac018.
doi:10.1093/ptj/pzac018

Change Takes Time, Give Yourself Grace

Parm Padgett of the Moving Forward Taskforce talks with Wendy Romney about her experiences with changing practice through curriculum changes. Listen to hear how personal experience, modeling the change you want to see and ways to address de-implementation with colleagues can be implemented slowly and incrementally to move through a continuous improvement model.

Spinal Cord Injury SIG: DiSCIS Interview with Dr. Jenny Lotter – Episode 17

In this episode, we will be speaking with Dr. Jenny Lotter about her group’s paper titled, “Task specific vs impairment based training on locomotor performance in individuals with chronic SCI: A randomized crossover study.” Join us to hear about this exciting work!

Article link: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/pmid/32476619/

Please send comments or questions on this podcast to the APTA ANPT SCI SIG at anptscisig@gmail.com

The SCI SIG is part of the APTA Academy of Neurologic Physical Therapy. Please visit www.neuropt.org

SCI SIG: Chats Episode # 6

In this episode, we will talk with three physical therapists, Lauren Jefferies, Uzair Hammad, and Brittany Rohan about what drew them into spinal cord injury rehabilitation as students, during neurological residency, and what keeps them coming back to SCI rehab years later.

Please send comments or questions on this podcast to the APTA ANPT SCI SIG at anptscisig@gmail.com

The SCI SIG is a part of the APTA Academy of Neurologic Physical Therapy.

www.neuropt.org

DD SIG Episode 46: Post-Polio Syndrome with Carolyn DaSilva

In this installment of our series on rare neurologic diseases, Ken Vinacco talks with Carolyn DaSilva about post-polio syndrome (PPS), which can occur in polio survivors 15-20 years after the initial poliomyelitis infection. The constellation of symptoms include new or worsening weakness, pain, and fatigue. Ken and Carolyn also discuss bracing and exercise recommendations in this population.  Listen in to learn more about this unique population!

The Degenerative Diseases Special Interest Group is part of the Academy of 
Neurologic Physical Therapy – www.neuroPT.org


Show notes available here:

https://www.neuropt.org/docs/default-source/degenerative-diseases-sig/4d-podcast-show-notes—2019/ddsig-podcast-show-notes-2023/show-notes—episode-46-carolyn-dasilva.pdf

ANPT Inspirational Conversation with Dr. Patty Scheets – full version

In this interview, Dr. Scheets talks about her time as President of the ANPT. She also talks about her role in helping develop the movement system diagnoses and how they play a part in the treatment of patients with neurologic conditions.

To learn more about the Academy of Neurologic Physical Therapy visit www.neuropt.org

ANPT Inspirational Conversation with Dr. Patty Scheets – short version

In this interview, Dr. Scheets talks about her time as President of the ANPT. She also talks about her role in helping develop the movement system diagnoses and how they play a part in the treatment of patients with neurologic conditions.

To listen to the full interview with Dr. Scheets click here.

To learn more about the Academy of Neurologic Physical Therapy visit www.neuropt.org

Vestibular SIG-Advocating for Vestibular Rehabilitation- Episode # 68

Host Puja Agarwal PT, DPT, MHA is joined by Dr. Jacob McPherson, PT, DPT, PhD, a clinical assistant professor in the Department of Rehabilitation Science and a member of the University of Buffalo Concussion Management and Research Center Team to discuss strategies on how best to advocate for Vestibular Rehabilitation. His current research focuses on the effects of sport and non-sport related concussion on vestibular function as well as the interdisciplinary clinical management of concussion. Dr. McPherson plays a vital role in advocating for and raising awareness of Vestibular Rehabilitation.

The Vestibular Special Interest Group is apart of the Academy of Neurologic Physical Therapy. neuropt.org.

Balance & Falls SIG: Genotype impact on falls & tDCS with Dr. Sudeshna Chatterjee

In this episode we have a conversation with Dr. Sudeshna Chatterjee, assistant professor at Drexel University about her work both in the area of COMT genotype (variations of a gene involved in dopamine breakdown) on falls in older adults and in the area of concurrent tDCS and complex walking tasks. We review the results of her research and how the findings can guide physical therapy practice, even among those who are not testing COMT genotype or using tDCS. We also follow-up with a conversation about the impact of placebo effect, especially when working with older adults and the role of mentorship for new academics.

Dr. Chatterjee’s University profile available here

See Dr. Chatterjee’s publications here

Please send comments or questions on this podcast to balancefallssig@gmail.com

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The Balance & Falls Special Interest Group is a component of the Academy of Neurologic Physical Therapy

DD SIG Episode 45: Progressive Supranuclear Palsy with Heather Cianci

In this second installment of our series on rare neurologic diseases, host Katy McGraw talks with Heather Cianci about Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (PSP), a neurologic disease that can mimic some features of Parkinson Disease (PD) like loss of balance and a tendency to fall backwards, but that also has unique features such as the loss of vertical gaze, and behavioral changes. Heather discusses clinical signs to look for to treat and/or refer out for. She also talks extensively about treating PSP clinically throughout the disease course, palliative care for patients with advanced PSP, working within interdisciplinary teams to support patients with PSP, and so much more. 
 

Enjoying our new series on rare neurologic diseases? We want to hear from you! Give us feedback, share ideas for future podcasts, and connect us to expert clinicians treating patients with those diseases. Email us at: neuroddsig@gmail.com 

The Degenerative Diseases Special Interest Group is part of the Academy of 
Neurologic Physical Therapy – www.neuroPT.org 

Show notes available: https://app.box.com/s/59dhwr9i0p29p4hrkxjnvbdyxl8kh94m