Stroke SIG: Constraint Induced Movement Therapy – Episode 8

Dr. Stephen Page OTR/L, PhD joins us to discuss constraint induced movement therapy (CIMT) after stroke. Listen as he discusses the benefits of CIMT and some of his research involving a modified CIMT program.

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

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Balance and Falls SIG: Trialliance CSM Presentation – Episode 4

Podcast 4 is an interview with the Trialliance of Balance & Falls SIG Chairs representing the APTA Geriatric, Neurologic, and Oncology Academies.  The SIG Chairs talk about what led them to join forces and to create a course & handout that was presented at CSM 2020 in Colorado.  

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

Balance and Falls SIG: Stroke Balance and Locomotion Research with James Finley – Episode 3

Podcast 3 is an interview with Laboratory Director, James Finley about the stroke balance and locomotion research being done at USC’s Locomotor Control Lab. He shares thoughts on mentors and influences that led him to his current research projects while highlighting the current research related to stroke and locomotor learning and adaptation after stroke.

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

Spinal Cord Injury SIG: Discussion on Neuromodulation with Dr. Monica Perez – Episode 2

In this episode of Discussions in Spinal Cord Injury Science (DiSCIS), Rachel Tappan, PT, DPT interviews Dr. Monica Perez, Scientific Chair of Arms and Hands Lab at the Shirley Ryan Ability Lab in Chicago. The discussion focuses on neuromodulation and Dr. Perez’s work. For further reading, check out: Christiansen L, Perez MA. Targeted-plasticity in the corticospinal tract after human spinal cord injury. Neurotherapeutics. 2018;15:618-627.

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

Degenerative Diseases SIG: Bridging the Gap Between Research, Data Collection and the Clinic with Ryan Duncan – Episode 8

On the 4D: Deep Dive into Degenerative Diseases podcast Ryan Duncan talks to first-time host Katy McGraw about his career path from an entry-level PT working as an outcomes assessor to a primary investigator on his own clinical studies. Along the way, he gives great advice on how to use research methodology to improve clinical practice and how to get involved in research as a DPT. Ryan also discusses some of his upcoming research including delving into low back pain in people with PD and physical therapy interventions for people with deep brain stimulation. A great listen for anyone who has considered the research side of PT but isn’t on the path to a PhD!

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: Cerebellar ataxia: neurophysiology, assessment and treatment with Amy Bastian – Episode 7

In this 4D: Deep Dive into Degenerative Diseases podcast, host, Parm Padgett geeks out about the cerebellum with Dr. Amy Bastian of the Kennedy Krieger Institute. It is chock full of clinical pearls and bottom lines! You will hear one of our preeminent researchers of the cerebellum discuss how the cerebellum influences movement, neuroplasticity of the cerebellum, clinically how to be most effective with patients with cerebellar dysfunction and how the cerebellum and proprioception are tied together. You may need to listen more than once!

For show notes click here.

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

Balance and Falls SIG: Music Therapy in Balance Rehabilitation with Brian Harris – Episode 2

Episode 2 is an interview with Brian Harris, the CEO and Founder of MedRhythms. He discusses the foundation of music in rehabilitation of balance in neurologic patients and the work of their organization. For more information on music rehabilitation visit MedRhythms  and read the article Thaut, M. H., Rice, R. R., Braun Janzen, T., Hurt-Thaut, C. P., & McIntosh, G. C. (2019). Rhythmic auditory stimulation for reduction of falls in Parkinson’s disease: a randomized controlled study. Clinical Rehabilitation33(1), 34

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

Balance and Falls SIG: Pupillometry in Balance Research with Melike Kahya – Episode 1

Episode 1 is an interview with Melike Kahya, a graduate student at the University of Kansas who is completing her dissertation. Her research uses pupillometry and the assessment of balance and posture in healthy adults and people with Parkinson’s Disease.

Learn more here about the poster Melike presented at CSM 2020.
The Balance & Falls Special Interest Group is part of the Academy of Neurologic Physical Therapy – www.neuropt.org.

Degenerative Diseases SIG: Virtual reality in rehabilitation & updates from the International Neurologic PT Association with Judy Deutsch – Episode 6

In this 4D: Deep Dive into Degenerative Diseases podcast, we interview Judy Deutsch about her research using virtual reality in PT, as well as practical considerations and applications for clinicians with access to all levels of technology. We also talk to Judy about her role as the president of the evolving International Neurological Physical Therapy Association and how physical therapists can collaborate internationally to share resources on common areas of interest.

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: PT Movement Disorders Fellowship & Private Neurologic PT Practice with Julie Hershberg – Episode 5

In our fifth episode of 4D: Deep Dive into Degenerative Diseases podcast, we talk to Dr. Julie Hershberg, who with her company Re+active PT, started the first ever PT Movement Disorders Fellowship. Julie also tells us about her journey opening her private neurological PT practice in the Los Angeles area, and talks about using social media and online education to enhance collaboration between neurologic physical therapists.

For show notes click here.

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