Balance & Falls SIG: Dr. Darcy Reisman Interview – Episode 9

Discussion of the January 2022 JNPT article interview: “Fluid Cognition Relates to Locomotor Switching in Neurotypical Adults, Not Individuals After Stroke.”: Balance and Falls SIG – Episode 9

In this episode from the Academy of Neurologic Physical Therapy Balance and Falls Special Interest Group, Dr. Julie Schwertfeger interviews Dr. Darcy Reisman, Department Chair, Professor, and Academic Director, Neurologic & Older Adult Clinic at the University of Delaware. We discuss the research study, key concepts and measures used, and implications of the results for clinical practice. 

Resource Links:

Delaware stroke research studies

JNPT article

NIH Toolbox Cognition Measures

Please email any questions to BalanceFallsSIG@gmail.com.

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

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 promotion and wellness topics into daily PT practice. They expand on the role of health promotion and wellness across multiple practice settings and delve into the healthcare delivery models outlined in the paper.  

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

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 goals of the CPG and highlights intervention featured in the paper, as well as nuances about application to PT practice. This podcast gives both an introduction to the CPG for listeners who haven’t read it, and “behind the scenes” insights for listeners who have.  

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Show notes area available through this link.

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

Spinal Cord Injury SIG: Interview with Andrew Smith and Enrico Rejc about Spinal Cord Imaging Markers and Recovery – Episode 12

Interview with Dr. Andrew Smith, PT, DPT, Ph.D. and Dr. Enrico Rejc, Ph.D about their paper recently published in the Experimental Brain Research. Their paper is titled “Spinal cord imaging markers and recovery of standing with epidural stimulation in individuals with clinically motor complete spinal cord injury.” Join DiSCIS hosts Kristen Cezat, PT, DPT, NCS and Uzair Hammad, PT, DPT as we learn more about this new and exciting work!

If you wish to reach our speakers via social media:
Andrew Smith Twitter: @DrAndrewCSmith
Enrico Rejc Twitter: @VOParalysis (Victory over Paralysis)

Any questions, comments, or suggestions for future topics/speakers, please reach out to Kristen Cezat at Kristen.cezat@orlandohealth.com

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

Vestibular Rehabilitation for Peripheral Vestibular Hypofunction Clinical Practice Guideline Update: A Discussion with the Authors – Episode 62

Host Diron Cassidy, PT, GCS is joined by Courtney Hall PT, PhD and Wendy Carender, PT, NCS to discuss the recently published update of the clinical practice guideline for vestibular rehabilitation for peripheral vestibular hypofunction. Dr. Hall is a Research Health Scientist at the Mountain Home Hearing and Balance Research Program at the James Quillen VA Medical Center and Professor in the Physical Therapy Program at East Tennessee State University. Ms. Carender is a physical therapist in the Department of Otolaryngology, Michigan Medicine, in the University of Michigan Health System. Both are co-authors of the updated clinical practice guideline, which is published online and will be in the April issue of the Journal of Neurologic Physical Therapy.

For more resources for the updated clinical practice guideline visit neuropt.org.​

Vestibular SIG: Prevalence of and Theoretical Explanation for Type 2 Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo- Episode 61

Host Puja Agarwal PT, DPT, MHA is joined by Michael Schubert PT, PhD, FAPTA and Bela Buki MD, PhD to discuss their upcoming article “Prevalence of and Theoretical Explanation for Type 2 Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo. This will be published in the April edition of the Journal of Neurologic Physical Therapy. The Vestibular  Special Interest Group is part of the Academy of Neurologic Physical Therapy – neuropt.org.

Stroke SIG: Sleep in Inpatient Stroke Rehab – Episode 16

In this episode, host Jackie Loeshelle is joined by Dr. Catherine Siengsukon, PT, PhD to discuss her article “Association Between Sleep Duration and Functional Disability in Inpatient Rehabilitation: A Pilot Observational Study”. This interview highlights the important role of sleep in stroke recovery and how physical therapists should aim to assist patients in optimizing sleep. Listen to this episode to

Read the article.

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

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

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

Evidence Elevates: ANPT Moving Forward -Episode 1

The Academy of Neurologic Physical Therapy released the position paper, Moving Forward in 2021. This paper emphasizes the use of the best available evidence and research in the treatment of adults with acute-onset movement disorders following neurological injury. After decades of debate over the different treatment methods the ANPT Board of Directors felt it was time to provide a statement as to ANPT’s position for the membership. 

The Evidence Elevates campaign will dive deeper into how this position will change physical therapy going forward.

To learn more this campaign visit the Academy of Neurologic Physical Therapy website.

DD SIG: The Impact of COVID-19 on Community-Based Exercise Classes for People with Parkinson Disease with Mark Mañago- Episode 27

 In this episode, Parm talks to Mark Mañago about his recent publication in PTJ about the changing landscape of community exercise classes. Parm and Mark review the results of the study’s survey that asked exercise class participants with PD and exercise group leaders to identify facilitators and barriers to virtual and in-person class. They also discuss observed changes in activity level in the people surveyed. Parm and Mark brainstorm some real-world solutions to the barriers identified to help listeners start problem solving for their own classes and patients.