Spinal Cord Injury SIG: DiSCIS Interview with Dr. Ken Weber and Dr. Christina Draganich – Episode 16

In this episode, we will be speaking with Dr. Christina Draganich and Dr. Kenneth Weber about their group’s paper titled “Predicting Outdoor Walking 1 Year After Spinal Cord Injury: A Retrospective, Multisite External Validation Study” just released in JNPT in 2023. Join us to hear about this exciting study! Below is a link to their article:

https://journals.lww.com/jnpt/fulltext/2023/07000/predicting_outdoor_walking_1_year_after_spinal.4.aspx

Please send comments or questions on this podcast to anptscisig@gmail.com. The Spinal Cord Injury Special Interest Group is a part of the Academy of Neurologic Physical Therapy – www.neuropt.org

If you wish to contact Dr. Ken Weber from this interview, he has provided his email: kenweber@stanford.edu

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 also talks with Jake about whether frailty in MS is modifiable; how clinicians can approach treating patients with MS and frailty based on the available evidence; and why taking a multicomponent, interdisciplinary approach to treating frailty in patients with MS is important. 

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

Show notes:

https://www.neuropt.org/docs/default-source/degenerative-diseases-sig/4d-podcast-show-notes—2019/ddsig-podcast-show-notes-2023/ddsig-episode-42-show-notes-docx.pdf

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 accountability, flexibility, and learner centeredness, and summarizes how the seven essential competency domains can guide academic and clinical educators to support clinician success in neurologic practice.

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 from the field of behavioral economics. Chris and Mike work through a case application together to help listeners start thinking about how to apply these principles in their own practice to reduce the impact of fear avoidance on physical activity and function.  

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

Show notes available:

https://www.neuropt.org/docs/default-source/degenerative-diseases-sig/4d-podcast-show-notes—2019/ddsig-podcast-show-notes-2023/episode-41_show-notes.pdf

Introducing the Academy of Neurologic Physical Therapy DEI Committee

In the first episode of the ANPT Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Podcast, the committee introduces themselves and describes their journey to forming the DEI committee. This committee was formed in 2021 with the mission of raising awareness of issues of DEI that affect patient outcomes within neurologic physical therapy practice and to raise the profile of DEI within the Academy of Neurologic Physical Therapy. Follow the committee on our webpage and keep in touch! https://www.neuropt.org/about-us/diversity-equity-and-inclusion

Stroke SIG: “A Systematic Review on the Effects of Acute Aerobic Exercise on Neurophysiological, Molecular, and Behavioral Measures in Chronic Stroke”: Episode 22

In this episode, host Marissa Moran, PT, DPT is joined by authors Dr. Anjali Sivaramakrishnan and Dr. Sandeep Subramanian to discuss their recent article published in the Neurorehabilitation and Neural Repair titled “A Systematic Review on the Effects of Acute Aerobic Exercise on Neurophysiological, Molecular, and Behavioral Measures in Chronic Stroke”. The authors share their research, which is a systematic review aimed at examining the effects of a single bout of aerobic exercise on neuroplasticity measures. They discuss aerobic priming and considerations for the clinic to promote improved motor learning for individuals with chronic stroke.

The information in this podcast is meant for the benefit of physical therapists. It is not meant for personal medical diagnosis and/or treatment. Individuals should always consult an appropriate medical practitioner with questions.

This is for informational and educational purposes only. It does not
constitute and should not be used as a substitute for medical advice,
diagnosis, rehabilitation, or treatment. Patients and other members of the
general public should always seek the advice of a qualified healthcare
professional regarding personal health and medical conditions. The
Academy of Neurologic Physical Therapy and its collaborators disclaim
any liability to any party for any loss or damage by errors or omissions in
this publication. The views or opinions expressed are those of the
individual creators and do not necessarily represent the position of the
Academy of Neurologic Physical Therapy.

Please send comments or questions on this podcast to the Stroke SIG at strokesig@gmail.com.

The Stroke Special Interest Group is part of the Academy of Neurologic Physical Therapy – www.neuropt.com.

Spinal Cord Injury SIG: DiSCIS Interview with Nick Evans – Episode 15

Interview with Nick Evans about his group’s paper “Walking and Balance Outcomes are Improved Following Brief Intensive Locomotor Skill Training but Are Not Augmented by Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation in Persons with Chronic Spinal Cord Injury” published in Frontiers in Human Neuroscience in 2022.   Join DiSCIS hosts Kristen Cezat, PT, DPT, NCS and Uzair Hammad, PT, DPT, NCS as we learn more about this new and exciting work!

Thank you for listening to this interview brought you by the Spinal Cord Injury Special Interest Group. For
more information on this SIG and ANPT visit www.neuropt.org.

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 diagnosed with Parkinson Disease, but likely also extend to other neurologic and neurodegenerative conditions. Fear of falling, fear of pain, fear of stigma, fear of progression and fear of incontinence are all covered, as well as PTs’ unique roles in identifying fears, referring for treatment, and addressing behaviors when appropriate. Listen in to this lively duo to hear how we can be more aware of these factors and modify our care to allow patients to be as active as possible. The Degenerative Diseases Special Interest Group is part of the Academy of Neurologic Physical Therapy – www.neuroPT.org

Stroke SIG: “Optimal Intensity and Duration of Walking Rehabilitation in Patients with Chronic Stroke: A Randomized Control Trial”

In this episode, host Marissa Moran PT, DPT is joined by Pierce Boyne, PT, DPT, PhD, NCS, Sandra A. Billinger, PT, PhD, and Darcy S. Reisman, PT, PhD to discuss their recent article posted in JAMA Neurology titled “Optimal Intensity and Duration of Walking Rehabilitation in Patients with Chronic Stroke: A Randomized Control Trial.” The authors discuss their research that investigated the gains in walking capacity between two different training parameters (high intensity interval training and moderate intensity aerobic training) after 4, 8, and 12 weeks of training.

The information in this podcast is meant for the benefit of physical therapists. It is not meant for personal medical diagnosis and/or treatment. Individuals should always consult an appropriate medical practitioner with questions.

Please send comments or questions on this podcast to the Stroke SIG at strokesig@gmail.com.

The Stroke Special Interest Group is part of the Academy of Neurologic Physical Therapy – www.neuropt.com.

Episode 10: Part 2 – Moving Forward Task Force Educator Town Hall 

Part 2: Town Hall Q+A – This episode provides questions and answers and some great discussion from the Educator Town Hall. The group discusses specifics of how to make change, what kinds of changes they are championing at their institutions and how to help students navigate difficult situations during clinical experiences. This is important information for all educators and clinicians!