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! 

Episode 10: Part 1 – Moving Forward Task Force Educator Town Hall 

Part 1: Updates from Four Educators –  
Tune in for intros and updates from four educators at various stages of changing curriculum. You will hear from Dr. Nora Fritz of Wayne State University, Dr. Kirsten Potter of Tufts University – Seattle, Dr. Patricia Kluding of University of Kansas Medical Center, and Dr. Heather Knight of Creighton University. These leaders discuss how to make change and the kinds of changes they are making to improve their programs.  

DD SIG Episode 39: Education and Exercise Support for Individuals Newly Diagnosed with Parkinson Disease and Their Care Partners- with Alicia Flach

In this episode, we talk with Dr. Alicia Flach, who was awarded the DD SIG 2023 Combined Sections Meeting (CSM) best poster award for her poster entitled “Education and Exercise Support for Individuals Newly Diagnosed with Parkinson Disease and Their Care Partners”. She and her team created educational modules and promoted self-driven exercise habits through local YMCA membership for both persons diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease and their care partners. Host Chris Burke and Alicia discuss program outcomes, including participation at the gym, overall physical activity and perceived social support. Listen in to learn more about this innovative program targeting more inclusion of care partners in physical activity and education. The Degenerative Diseases Special Interest Group is part of the Academy of Neurologic Physical Therapy – www.neuroPT.org

Show notes available: https://app.box.com/s/b80eld2lxj65brgrb8e7yd95vdgrk931

DD SIG Episode 38: Feasibility of Low-Load Resistance Training with Blood Flow Restriction for People with Severe Multiple Sclerosis- with Mark Mañago

In this episode, host Jeffrey Schmidt talks with Dr. Mark Mañago, who won this year’s DD SIG CSM platform award year.. Dr. Mañago chats with us about his recent presentation at CSM entitled “Feasibility of Low-Load Resistance Training with Blood Flow Restriction for People with Severe Multiple Sclerosis”. While traditionally considered a musculoskeletal intervention, he discusses the benefits blood flow restriction (BFR) can bring to the world of neurologic diagnoses, especially for those with more severe weakness. We review the results of this pilot study, including the feasibility of this intervention in regards to adherence, patient outcomes, and patient satisfaction. Tune in to hear more about this emerging intervention. The Degenerative Diseases Special Interest Group is part of the Academy of Neurologic Physical Therapy – www.neuroPT.org

Vestibular SIG: Updates on Vestibular Migraine and Meniere’s Disease- Episode #66

Host Maureen Clancy PT, DPT, OCS is joined by Helena Esmonde PT, DPT, NCS and Sara Oxborough PT in a discussion regarding recent updates regarding Vestibular Migraine and Meniere’s Disease. They delve into the prevalence, physiology, differential diagnosis, and treatment strategies for both disorders.

The Vestibular Special Interest Group is apart of the Academy of Neurologic Physical Therapy, neuropt.org.

For further information view these sources:

 ICHD Vestibular Migraine Criteria: https://ichd-3.org/appendix/a1-migraine/a1-6-episodic-syndromes-that-may-be-associated-with-migraine/a1-6-6-vestibular-migraine/

Meniere’s Criteria: https://www.audiology.org/classifications-of-menieres-disease/
Vestibular Migraine Clinical Pearls: https://vestibularfirst.com/vestibular-migraine-clinical-pearls-practice-tips/

Migraine-related Journal Clubs including topics on Vestibular Migraine with Dr. Shin Beh and Migraine and Nutrition with The Dizzy Cook: https://www.youtube.com/@VestibularFirst/streams

Mediation and Educational Resources: https://www.symmetryalliance.com/

Vestibular Rehabilitation SIG:  A Survey of Entry-Level Physical Therapy Education Content for Vestibular Rehabilitation Episode #67

Host Puneet Dhaliwal, PT, DPT, NCS is joined by Drs. Anne K. Galgon, PT, MPT, PhD and Andrew E. Littman, PT, PhD. Drs. Anne Galgon and Andrew Littmann are a part of task force that published“A Survey of Entry-Level Physical Therapy Education Content for Vestibular Rehabilitation”. Task Force constituted of the following individualsGalgon, Anne K. PT, MPT, PhD; Roberts, Holly J. PT, PhD; Littmann, Andrew E. PT, PhD; Heusel-Gillig, Lisa L. PT, DPT; Dransfield, Lisa PT, DPT, MA; Plishka, Charles M. PT, DPT; Wrisley, Diane M. PT, PhD. 

Dr. Anne Galgon is an Associate Professor in the Department of Physical Therapy at Saint Joseph’s University.  Dr. Galgon is a board-certified clinical specialist in neurological physical therapy with advance training in vestibular rehabilitation. She has 35 years of experience as a physical therapist primarily managing patients with neurologic, vestibular and balance disorders. Over the past 21 years she held faculty positions in physical therapy at Neumann University and Temple University, and University of the Sciences where she taught courses in movement sciences, neurosciences, evidence-based practice and clinical management of neuromuscular and vestibular disorders. Her current research focuses on physical therapy management of vestibular disorders.

Dr. Littmann is associate professor in the School of Physical Therapy at Regis University in Denver, CO. He specializes in rehabilitation of neurological disorders and has practiced vestibular rehabilitation for the last 20 years. He is a member of the Academy of Neurologic Physical Therapy and serves national roles on the APTA’s Council on Frontiers in Rehabilitation Science and Technology, and the vestibular special interest group. He was a member of the critical appraisal team for the recently published clinical practice guidelines for vestibular hypofunction.

This episode discusses task force’s journey in development of their survey, disparities in VR content, expected level of performance, and the amount of time dedicated to VR at Entry level Education in Physical Therapy programs.

The Vestibular Special Interest Group is apart of the Academy of Neurologic Physical Therapy, neuropt.org.

Leveraging Physical Therapy Residents as Change Agents

Moving Forward Task Force member Heather Hayes speaks with current neurologic physical therapy resident, Kayley Stock and Assistant Professor and Residency Program Coordinator, Rebecca Bliss from the University of Missouri. They discuss what it means to be a neurologic physical therapy resident promoting change and how to have the necessary but challenging conversations of bringing evidence into clinical practice.