Stroke SIG: “Walking Adaptability after a Stroke and Its Assessment in Clinical Settings”: Episode 23

In this episode, host Marissa Moran, PT, DPT is joined by author (and current Stroke SIG Nominating Committee Member!) Dr. Chitra Balasubramanian, PT, PhD, CEEAA to discuss her research article titled “Walking Adaptability after a Stroke and Its Assessment in Clinical Settings”. Dr. Balasubramanian was awarded the Stroke SIG Research Award in 2022. Dr. Balasubramanian …

Balance & Falls SIG: Sara Oxborough from the Telehealth Taskforce

Sara Oxborough, who currently serves on the ANPT Telehealth Task Force and previously served on the MN APTA Telehealth Task force, discusses the October 2023 publication and resources published on the ANPT website from the ANPT Telehealth Taskforce. Addressing Opportunities and Barriers in Telehealth Neurologic Physical Therapy: Strategies to Advance Practice Neuro Telehealth best practice …

Spinal Cord Injury SIG: DiSCIS Interview with Dr. Jenny Lotter-Episode 17

In this episode, we will be speaking with Dr. Jenny Lotter about her group’s paper titled, “Task specific vs impairment based training on locomotor performance in individuals with chronic SCI: A randomized crossover study.” Join us to hear about this exciting work! Article link: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/pmid/32476619/ Please send comments or questions on this podcast to the …

SCI SIG: Chats Episode # 6

In this episode, we will talk with three physical therapists, Lauren Jefferies, Uzair Hammad, and Brittany Rohan about what drew them into spinal cord injury rehabilitation as students, during neurological residency, and what keeps them coming back to SCI rehab years later. Please send comments or questions on this podcast to the APTA ANPT SCI …

DD SIG Episode 46: Post-Polio Syndrome with Carolyn DaSilva

In this installment of our series on rare neurologic diseases, Ken Vinacco talks with Carolyn DaSilva about post-polio syndrome (PPS), which can occur in polio survivors 15-20 years after the initial poliomyelitis infection. The constellation of symptoms include new or worsening weakness, pain, and fatigue. Ken and Carolyn also discuss bracing and exercise recommendations in …

Vestibular SIG-Advocating for Vestibular Rehabilitation- Episode # 68

Host Puja Agarwal PT, DPT, MHA is joined by Dr. Jacob McPherson, PT, DPT, PhD, a clinical assistant professor in the Department of Rehabilitation Science and a member of the University of Buffalo Concussion Management and Research Center Team to discuss strategies on how best to advocate for Vestibular Rehabilitation. His current research focuses on the …

Balance & Falls SIG: Genotype impact on falls & tDCS with Dr. Sudeshna Chatterjee

In this episode we have a conversation with Dr. Sudeshna Chatterjee, assistant professor at Drexel University about her work both in the area of COMT genotype (variations of a gene involved in dopamine breakdown) on falls in older adults and in the area of concurrent tDCS and complex walking tasks. We review the results of …

DD SIG Episode 45: Progressive Supranuclear Palsy with Heather Cianci

In this second installment of our series on rare neurologic diseases, host Katy McGraw talks with Heather Cianci about Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (PSP), a neurologic disease that can mimic some features of Parkinson Disease (PD) like loss of balance and a tendency to fall backwards, but that also has unique features such as the loss …

Balance & Falls SIG: Perturbation Training for Fall Prevention with Dr. Tanvi Bhatt Episode 12

Winner of the 2023 Balance & Falls SIG Research Award, Dr. Tanvi Bhatt shares her journey to physical therapy research, contemporary evidence on perturbation training, why having your patient catch a heavy ball isn’t reactive training, and low-tech solutions to integrating this training paradigm in the clinic. Dr. Bhatt’s Cognitive Motor Balance Rehabilitation Laboratory: https://cmbrl.ahs.uic.edu/ …

DD SIG Episode 44: Spinal Muscular Atrophy with Kyle Reedy

In this first installment of our series on rare neurologic diseases, host Jeff Schmidt talks with Kyle Reedy about Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA). Kyle discusses the etiology and clinical presentation of this disease, as well as best practices for treating patients living with this rare neuromuscular disease, in light of medical advances that have improved …