Stroke SIG: “Apples to Apples” High Intensity Gait Training Knowledge Translation – Episode 12

This podcast is the fourth installation in the ANPT Stroke SIG’s podcast series about locomotor training.  In this episode, we talk with Dr. Jenni Moore, Dr. Chris Henderson, Dr. Lauren Lenca, and Dr. Elisabeth Bø and examine their project conducted called FIRST (Focused Intensity Repetitive Step Training). This project implemented the evidence-based, as per the recent locomotor CPG, and laboratory tested intervention of high intensity gait training in inpatient stroke rehabilitation facilities and compared its outcomes with traditional care interventions. At all the sites during this project, high intensity gait training was performed for the majority of the sessions as opposed to the traditional PT approach which involves performing multiple different interventions during sessions.  As researchers are aware of and as clinicians can imagine, there may be unforeseeable circumstances and variability in sessions that may affect the degree to which a research-based protocol can be followed with integrity in a clinic. The aim of this podcast will be to discuss the successes, facilitators, barriers, and challenges that different clinical sites had in implementing this evidence based intervention.

Please see the following link for the clinical prediction rule paper that provides the evidence for the calculator on the Institute of Knowledge Translation’s website: https://authors.elsevier.com/c/1cDf9wCg4Gdk

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

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

Spinal Cord Injury SIG: Interview with Kristin Musselman about Reactive Balance – Episode 8

In this episode, we talk to Kristin Musselman, BSc, BscPT, MSc, PhD about reactive balance after SCI and the results of the recent paper: Chan K, Lee JW, Unger J, Yoo J, Masani K, Musselman K. Reactive stepping after a forward fall in people living with incomplete spinal cord injury or disease. Spinal Cord. 2020;58:185-193.

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

Transcription of this podcast can be found here: https://app.box.com/s/t5t523wlzrh5ot6q0ncdp9is2kyetqqd.

Brain Injury SIG: General info about BI SIG with MaryBeth Osborne – Episode I

In this episode, we invited MaryBeth Osborne, the former chair of ANPT BI SIG, for a brief talk about the SIG group. Topics include the goals and mission, her experience in the SIG, and how to get involved in the SIG. Visit their website for more information too.

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

DD SIG & JNPT Collaboration: Standardizing Outcome Assessment in Parkinson Disease – Episode 18

A Knowledge Translation Project – with authors Amy Yorke and Angee Ludwa

In this episode, JNPT partners with the ANPT Degenerative Diseases SIG to bring you an interview between host, Parm Padgett, and authors, Amy York and Angee Ludwa. In the podcast, they discuss the nuances of the project that resulted in their January 2021 JNPT article, “Standardizing Outcome Assessment in Parkinson Disease: A Knowledge Translation Project.”

Access the article in the Journal of Neurologic Physical Therapy.

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

Vestibular SIG: Vestibular Migraine- Episode 53

Host Puneet Dhaliwal, PT, DPT, NCS, is joined by Professor, Joseph Furman, MD, PhD, FACS, in a discussion on diagnosis and treatment interventions for Vestibular Migraine.

Link to diagnostic interview for Vestibular Migraine: Diagnostic Interview

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

Balance & Falls SIG: Leadership Intro & Clinical Pearls – Episode 6

In this episode, the leadership of the Balance & Falls SIG discusses their vision for the next 2 years, upcoming resources to be available to our members, as well as clinical pearls to improve your practice with your patients with balance dysfunction.

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: PT Treatment Strategies for People with MS with Prue Plummer – Episode 17

In this episode, Parm talks to Dr. Prue Plummer about her research on effective interventions for movement dysfunction associated with Multiple Sclerosis. They cover about the Guidelines for Exercise in Multiple Sclerosis (GEMS) and current clinical research examining the effects of a GEMS program delivered in person versus through tele-rehabilitation. Dr. Plummer also delves into her research on combining Dalfampridine (Ampyra) with physical therapy interventions to improve outcomes. Listen in as address complex presentations in MS, self-efficacy and peer modeling, and meaningful responses to therapy.  

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

Balance & Falls SIG: Dr. William Padula interview – Episode 5

In this podcast, the ANPT Balance & Falls SIG interviews Dr. William Padula about Visual Midline Shift Syndrome (VMSS), and collaborative interventions to treat VMSS that adds to postural gait and balance impairment.  Dr. Padula is a Neuro-optometrist and founder of the Padula Institute. He is a pioneer in the assessment and treatment of neurologic visual-spatial syndromes that affect people with neurologic disorders and people with post-traumatic gait and balance loss. The videos and more information on his work can be found at https://padulainstitute.com/.

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

Vestibular Rehabilitation SIG: Hydropic Ear Disease (Menière’s Disease) – Episode 52

Host Puneet Dhaliwal, PT, DPT, NCS is joined by Dr. Robert Gürkov, MD, PhD. An internationally trained physician and eminent Otorhinolaryngology. He has taught as a Professor of Otolaryngology at the University of Munich, head of Neurotology at LMU, Munich, Senior physician and head of the vertigo clinic at Bielefeld Clinic. He is currently working as ENT surgeon at Specialist Center Munich-Laim. With a PhD on Diagnosis and Therapy of Menière’s Disease, he has multiple landmarks to his name.Including – Introduction of Endolymphatic Hydrops Imaging for clinical practice, Discovery of VEMP frequency tuning in Menières Disease.Introduction of the terminology “Hydropic Ear Disease” and Discovery of Amiodarone-associated Bilateral Vestibulopathy.

This episode discusses examination, pathology and treatment interventions available for Hydropic Ear Disease(Meniere’s). 

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

Stroke SIG: Locomotor CPG Discussion Part III – Episode 11

Host Jackie Loeshelle is joined by members of the Locomotion – Chronic CPG Knowledge Translation Task Force for a Part III discussion on the Locomotor CPG. In this episode, Dr. Carey Holleran and Dr. Maghan Bretz discuss the Intensity Matters Campaign, which provides clinicians with guidance on how to focus on intensity when providing intervention for improving locomotor function in individuals with chronic neurologic conditions (CVA, iSCI, and TBI). The Task Force has created guidelines that can be found on the ANPT website. This podcast episode will provide clinically applicable knowledge to implement intense and task-specific gait training into your practice. Please send questions or comments to strokesig@gmail.com.

Supporting links:

  • Locomotor CPG Full Text: https://journals.lww.com/jnpt/fulltext/2020/01000/clinical_practice_guideline_to_improve_locomotor.8.aspx
  • “Intensity Matters” webpage by the Locomotor CPG Knowledge Translation Task Force that includes helpful clinical resources/tools and supporting articles: https://www.neuropt.org/practice-resources/locomotor

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