DD SIG: Physical Therapy for People with ALS with Vanina Dal Bello Haas – Episode 14

In this episode, Parm talks to Dr. Vanina Dal Bello-Haas about her research and experience treating people with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis. They discuss expanding the classification of ALS, addressing multi-system involvement (including pain and respiratory dysfunction), and recognizing patient priorities while balancing active intervention and overuse. Join us as we learn more about the assessment, […]

Spinal Cord Injury SIG: Interview with Milap Sandhu about Acute Intermittent Hypoxia – Episode 7

In this episode, we talk to Milap Sandhu, PT, PhD about Acute Intermittent Hypoxia and drug-induced neuromodulation and the results of his recent paper: Sandhu MS,Gray E, Kocherginsky M, Jayaraman A, Mitchell GS, Rymer WZ. Prednisolone pretreatment enhances intermittent hypoxia-induced plasticity in persons with chronic incomplete spinal cord injury. Neurorehabil Neural Repair. 2019;33:911-921. The Spinal […]

Stroke SIG: Locomotor CPG Discussion Part II– Episode 10

Host Jackie Loeshelle is joined by Dr. George Hornby for a Part II discussion on the Locomotor CPG. The Locomotor CPG identifies the most optimal interventions for gait recovery based on current evidence for individuals with chronic stroke, incomplete spinal cord injury, and traumatic brain injury. This episode delves deeper into the background and design […]

DD SIG: The Interaction Between Aging and Multiple Sclerosis with Herb Karpatkin – Episode 15

In this episode from the ANPT Degenerative Diseases Special Interest Group, Parm talks to Dr. Herb Karpatkin about the interactive effect of aging with Multiple Sclerosis. They discuss important aspects of care and dive into a deeper understanding of how fatigue and dosage can dictate the rehabilitation experience. Join us in our exploration of reversing […]

DDSIG – Telerehabilitation Discussion with Alicia Flach, PT, DPT – Bonus Episode

Join our host, Parm Padgett as she and Dr. Alicia Flach discuss telerehabilitation and what you can do to help keep telerehab accessible and reimbursable! Click here for a link to the APTA Action Center where you can send letters of support to your Senators and Representatives (you do not need to be an APTA […]

Spinal Cord Injury SIG: Bonus Conversation with Kathleen Martin Ginis about Behavior Change Theory – Episode 6

In this episode, we continue our conversation with Dr. Kathleen Martin Ginis as we chat about behavior change theory: the Health Action Process Approach (HAPA) , the Behavior Change Wheel, and why the Transtheoretical Model of Change is old news. The Spinal Cord Injury Special Interest Group is part of the Academy of Neurologic Physical […]

Spinal Cord Injury SIG: Interview with Kathleen Martin Ginis about the International SCI Exercise Guidelines – Episode 5

In this episode of DiSCIS, we talk to Dr. Kathleen Martin Ginis about her paper: Hoekstra F, McBride CB, Borisoff J, Fetterly MJ, Ginis S, Latimer-Cheung AE, Ma JK, Maffin J, Mah L, West CR, Willms R, Martin Ginis KA. Translating the international spinal cord injury exercise guidelines into community and clinical practice guidelines: a […]

DD SIG: Movement Discovery with Beth Fisher – Episode 13

In this episode, Parm talks to Beth Fisher about her 2019 John H.P. Maley Lecture ““Beyond Limits: Unmasking Potential Through Movement Discovery.” Dr. Fisher gives examples across diagnoses of how to integrate exploration of the patient’s implicit movement choices into PT assessment and treatment. We also gain insight into some of her groundbreaking work with […]

DD SIG: Episode 12: Evidence-based Recommendations for Exercise and Physical Therapy in Huntington’s Disease with Ann Kloos and Deb Kegelmeyer

In this episode, to ring out HD Awareness Month, Katy talks to Ann Kloos and Deb Kegelmeyer about the most up-to-date recommendations for exercise and physical therapy for people with Huntington’s disease. It is chock-full of the latest information for clinicians treating patients with HD, whether experienced or novice. We hope you enjoy it! The Degenerative Diseases […]

DD SIG: CSM 2020 Award Winner: Effects of a 6-week Cognitively Challenging Agility Exercise Program in People with Parkinson’s Disease with Laurie King – Bonus Episode

In this final of four CSM bonus episodes, Katy talks to Dr. Laurie King about her study on the impact of an exercise intervention in people with PD on the MiniBEST, freezing of gait, gait mechanics, dual task function, and patient-reported outcomes. They discuss the ins and outs of the study including who responded best and […]