Degenerative Diseases SIG: Motor Learning in Parkinson’s Disease with Lee Dibble – Episode 3

In this episode of 4D: Deep Dive into Degenerative Diseases podcast, our host Parm Padgett talks to Dr. Lee Dibble from the University of Utah about motor learning in people with Parkinson’s Disease and other neurodegenerative diseases. Our discussion centers around how motor learning applies to balance tasks, including reactive balance. We also review the research about the impact of medication on motor learning.

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

Vestibular Rehabilitation SIG: Vision Therapy – Episode 45

Host Ethan Hood, PT, DPT talks with Nathan W. Steinhafel, MS, OD, FAAO, Director of TBI Vision Services at Armstrong Eye Care Associates in Pittsburgh, PA about what vision therapy is and the role of vision therapy in treating patients with neurological pathology like concussion.

The Vestibular Rehabilitation Special Interest Group is part of the Academy of Neurologic Physical Therapy – www.neuropt.org

Stroke SIG: Physical Activity and Exercise After Stroke – Episode 7

Dr. Sandra Billinger, PT, PhD, FAHA Associate Professor at the University of Kansas joins us to talk about physical activity and exercise after stroke. She discusses physical activity levels after stroke, how to encourage patients to be more active, exercise dosage, and exercise testing, including the use of a recumbent stepper to conduct submaximal exercise testing. Dr. Billinger also talks about her current research examining cerebral blood flow during exercise.
The Stroke Special Interest Group is part of the Academy of Neurologic Physical Therapy – www.neuropt.org.

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Vestibular Rehabilitation SIG: Advances in Vestibular Rehabilitation Techniques and Technologies – Episode 44

Host Puneet Dhaliwal, PT, DPT, NCS is joined by Major. Carrie Hoppes, PT, PhD, NCS, OCS. CSCS, ATC. Major Hoppes is an Active Duty Army Physical Therapist and the Deputy Director of the Army-Baylor University Doctoral Program in Physical Therapy.

In this episode we discuss various advances in rehabilitation and techniques in vestibular rehabilitation including assessment and treatments.

The Vestibular Rehabilitation Special Interest Group is part of the Academy of Neurologic Physical Therapy – www.neuropt.org

Vestibular Rehabilitation SIG: Cerebellar dizziness : Assessment and Treatment – Episode 43

Host Puneet Dhaliwal, PT, DPT, NCS is joined by Dr. Andreas Zwergal, MD, PhD, an associate professor at Department of Neurology and German Center for Vertigo and Balance Disorders at University of Munich, Germany to discuss cerebellar dizziness – assessment and treatment interventions.

In this episode they discuss how neurodegenerative and hereditary disorders of the cerebellum often lead to postural vertigo, associated with gait and balance disorders and oculomotor disorders. The importance of correct assessment in the clinic leads to successful intervention.

The Vestibular Rehabilitation Special Interest Group is part of the Academy of Neurologic Physical Therapy – www.neuropt.org

Degenerative Diseases SIG: Dual Task with Nora Fritz – Episode 2

In this episode of 4D: Deep Dive into Degenerative Diseases podcast, we talk to Dr. Nora Fritz about the assessment of dual task ability and treatment strategies for dual task conditions in people with neurodegenerative diseases. Nora also explains some of her up and coming neuroimaging studies in people with MS and telerehab for people with MS.

For show notes click here.

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

Degenerative Diseases SIG: Models of Care in Physical Therapy with Terry Ellis – Episode 1

In our first episode of 4D: Deep Dive into Degenerative Diseases podcast, we talk to Dr. Terry Ellis about alternate models for delivery of care in PT for people with degenerative diseases.

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

Spinal Cord Injury SIG: Interview with Andrew Smith about MRI and SCI Prognosis – Episode 1

The Discussions in Spinal Cord Injury Science (DiSCIS) interview with Andrew Smith, PT, DPT, PhD is about his 2018 study, “Lateral Corticospinal Tract Damage Correlates with Motor Output in Incomplete Spinal Cord Injury.” Click here for Smith AC, Weber KA, O’Dell DR, Parrish TB, Wasielewski M, Elliott JM. Lateral corticospinal tract damage correlates with motor output in incomplete spinal cord injury. Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2018;99:660-666.

The Spinal Cord Injury is part of the Academy of Neurologic Physical Therapy – www.neuropt.org.

Stroke SIG: Caregiving After Stroke – Episode 6

Dr. Sarah Blanton PT, DPT, NCS Associate Professor of Rehabilitation Medicine at Emory University School of Medicine joins us to talk about caregiving after stroke. Listen as Dr. Blanton discusses how caregivers or care partners can be ill-prepared for their role, how to assess caregiver burden and ways we can address the needs of caregivers.

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

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Vestibular Rehabilitation SIG: Atypical BPPV: Differentiating between Apogeotropic Posterior Canal and Anterior – Episode 42

Puja Agarwal, PT, DPT, MHA is joined by Dr. Janet Helmisnki, PT, PhD to discuss atypical BPPV and its biomechanics, apogeotropic nystagmus, differential diagnosis and interventions.

The Vestibular Rehabilitation Special Interest Group is part of the Academy of Neurologic Physical Therapy – www.neuropt.org.