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The Academy of Neurologic Physical Therapy Vestibular Rehabilitation Special Interest Group is a component of the American Physical Therapy Association. The Vestibular Rehab SIG provides a network of collaboration and education to its members that fosters opportunities to highlight and build solid foundations of clinical practice to provide care and management of persons with vestibular deficits and related balance and movement disorders. Its membership focus is centered on supporting the pr ...
 
Pediatric Physical Therapy is the first and only peer-reviewed journal devoted to this discipline. The Journal provides a forum for scientific and professional exchange among researchers and practitioners throughout the world that represent subspecialties of the discipline, including early intervention, neonatology, pediatric sports and fitness, school physical therapy, acute care for seriously ill children, and the prevention of primary and secondary conditions that lead to disabling condit ...
 
The Journal of Neurologic Physical Therapy is the official peer-reviewed publication of the Neurology Section of the American Physical Therapy Association. JNPT is the primary peer reviewed resource for advancing neurologic physical therapy practice through the dissemination of definitive evidence, translation of clinically relevant knowledge, and integration of theory into education, practice and research.
 
The Academy of Neurologic Physical Therapy Degenerative Disease Special Interest Group (DDSIG) is a component of the American Physical Therapy Association. The DDSIG is comprised of physical therapists, physical therapist assistants, and students in physical therapy programs that have an interest in neurodegenerative disorders including Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis, amyotropic lateral sclerosis, Huntington’s disease, and others. The DDSIG provides a forum to discuss advances in pr ...
 
Rehabilitation Oncology is an indexed resource for the dissemination of peer-reviewed research-based evidence related to oncologic physical therapy and cancer rehabilitation. The journal provides a forum for scientific and professional exchange among researchers and practitioners throughout the world. The journal serves as the official journal for the Academy of Oncologic Physical Therapy. High standards of quality are maintained through a rigorous, double-blinded peer-review process and adh ...
 
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In June 2020, the American Physical Therapy Association House of Delegates issued a position statement, Support of Emergency Physical Therapist Practice. Despite physical therapists’ knowledge about symptoms and conditions affecting many patients presenting for emergency care, they are not always considered by hospital administrators to be essentia…
 
In a descriptive study that’s already been featured in 14 news stories, Mark Werneke, PT, and colleagues analyzed data on more than 222,000 patients in the Focus on Therapeutic Outcomes database. Werneke and Jette talk in depth about the relatively low use of telerehabilitation in the outpatient population studied. https://academic.oup.com/ptj/adva…
 
The proposed 2022 Medicare fee schedule is here, and as expected, cuts and the PTA differential are moving forward. Kate Gilliard, APTA senior policy and regulatory affairs specialist, and Justin Elliott, APTA vice president of government affairs, provide an overview of both provisions, plus a look at CMS’ decisions around telehealth for PTs after …
 
Director of Communications Lindsay Durand, PT, DPT, of APTA’s Student Assembly Board of Directors, Kelly Quigley, SPT, APTA Student Assembly centennial ambassador, and Gini Blodgett Birchett, MSLS, APTA’s senior information resources specialist, discuss our professional history and take questions from viewers.…
 
Host Maureen Clancy PT, DPT, OCS is joined by Sara Oxborough PT in an update on the use of telehealth for vestibular rehabilitation. They discuss best practices for treating vestibular conditions in this medium, changes that have occurred related to the Covid-19 pandemic and resources for further information. The Vestibular Special Interest Group i…
 
In this special episode, Rebecca interviews Dr. Graham Cochrane about his recent publication in the July 2021 issue of the Journal of Neurologic Physical Therapy: “Comprehensive Clinical Assessment of Vestibular Function in Multiple Sclerosis.” They discuss his significant findings in central vestibular integration through variance in response to s…
 
INTERVIEWS IN THIS EDITION: Maxime Robert PhD, Assistant Professor, Université Laval, Quebec, Canada TITLE: Intensive bimanual intervention for children who have undergone hemispherectomy surgery: A pilot study DESCRIPTION: To conduct a pilot study to assess the feasibility and effectiveness of an intensive bimanual intervention on upper limb funct…
 
Host Puneet Dhaliwal PT, DPT, NCS is joined by Dr. Michael Popovich, MD, Neurologist, and Clinical Assistant Professor of Neurology at the University of Michigan and Wendy Carender, PT, NCS in a discussion of the role of supervised exercise challenges prior to Vestibular and Ocular Screening (VOMS) in people with sports related concussion. This is …
 
Host Puneet Dhaliwal PT, DPT, NCS is joined by Dr. Michael Popovich, MD, Neurologist, and Clinical Assistant Professor of Neurology at the University of Michigan and Wendy Carender, PT, NCS at University of Michigan in a discussion of the role of supervised exercise challenges prior to Vestibular and Ocular Screening (VOMS) in people with sports re…
 
World Physiotherapy, previously known as the World Confederation for Physical Therapy, recently released a briefing paper and toolkit on safe and effective rehabilitation for individuals with post-acute sequelae of COVID-19. APTA member Rebecca Martin, PT, DPT, PhD, who represented APTA in authoring the briefing paper and the toolkit, answers quest…
 
Dr Dias and his coauthors provide an antidote to the barriers that make it difficult to apply clinical practice guidelines to patients. “There are many inconsistencies in the examination and treatment…[for patients with] heart failure, [and] so often physical therapists have developed their own biases…based on their years of clinical experience,” w…
 
In this episode, we talk to Emily Fox, PT, DPT, PhD and Kate Cavka, PT, DPT NCS about respiratory rehabilitation and diaphragm pacing after spinal cord injury and their recent paper in the Journal of Neurologic Physical Therapy titled “Diaphragm Pacing and a Model for Respiratory Rehabilitation After Spinal Cord Injury.”…
 
Dr. Jette and the author discuss a range of issues, from the relationship and professional boundaries between physical therapists and dieticians, to practical recommendations for identifying and understanding the behaviors, socioeconomic determinants, and environmental factors that can affect access to proper nutrition. Dr. Berner is coauthor of “N…
 
APTA’s monthly advocacy and regulatory update covers multiple topics from the perspective of what’s happened, what’s hot right now, and what to keep an eye on in the future. In this episode: lawmakers focus on the PTA differential, a big telehealth win, a bill to relieve administrative burden in Medicare Advantage, and more.…
 
Dr. Mackenzi Pergolotti answers questions posed by Podcast Editor Dr. Stephen Morris about her work examining the effect of community-based rehabilitation on patient-reported outcomes and physical functioning. This work highlights the importance of cancer rehabilitation for those treated for cancer, and how rehabilitation improves function and over…
 
A recent large-scale study of postacute care sponsored by APTA and AOTA has the potential to change the conversation on payment in these settings. This podcast takes a closer look at the TOPS study findings with Jason Falvey, PT, DPT, PhD, who served as an advisor on the study’s methodology and analysis.…
 
Host Maureen Clancy PT, DPT, OCS is joined by Nikki DiSalvio PT, DPT, NCS in a case study discussion of an acute rehabilitation patient with SCI and BPPV. This podcast was edited on May 28th to correct the statement to semi prone at the 9:04 mark of the podcast. The Vestibular Special Interest Group is part of the Academy of Neurologic Physical The…
 
What is it like working as a therapist in a multidisciplinary clinic? How is the integrated model of care applied to complex degenerative diseases? Learn this and more as Parm interviews physical therapist Katey Burke and speech-language pathologist Stacey Sullivan about their experience working in a multidisciplinary clinic for Amyotrophic Lateral…
 
Could a massive new study change the conversation on payment in postacute care settings? The research, involving 1.4 million episodes of rehab in SNFs, IRFs, and home health agencies, has major implications for discussions about a one-size-fits-all policy approaches.By American Physical Therapy Association
 
In this episode, experts explore how the mind and body intersect in the healing process, and how physical therapists and physical therapist assistants can provide better patient care by understanding the body’s response to stress and trauma.By American Physical Therapy Association
 
After years of working with patients, Sara DeMars, PT, DPT, has learned the power that words and word choice can have when working with patients. Sara believes that through being aware of our verbal communication and avoiding broad language we can actually make a big impact when it comes to patient care. Here’s our discussion with Sara. To read Sar…
 
Find it hard to keep up with what’s happening on Capitol Hill, in Medicare, and other regulatory arenas? You’re not alone. Now you can get up-to-speed, fast: APTA offers a podcast-based roundup of what’s going on, and what our panel of staff experts says needs to be on your radar. We cover multiple topics from the perspective of what’s happened, wh…
 
In this episode, Parm and Patty Scheets take a step back and discuss the big picture of our profession, including utilizing practice-based evidence to establish standards of care and drive our practice forward. In addition to getting an in-depth look at Patty’s clinical experience, we take a deeper dive into the challenge of stepping out of your co…
 
In this conversation with Editor-in-Chief Alan Jette, Dr. Keil notes that the evidence supporting direct access is now clear and that data indicate that physical therapists refer for imaging less often and use it more appropriately than other first-contact providers. https://academic.oup.com/ptj/pages/podcasts#36e2ce14316c8af4f11a…
 
Host Puja Agarwal, PT, DPT, MHA is joined by guest speaker and world renowned researcher Dr. Jeffery Staab, MD, MS in a discussion on Persistent Postural Perceptual Dizziness (PPPD) or the The Mystique of PPPD. He offers pearls of wisdom on diagnostic criteria, intervention options and future research on the same. The Vestibular Rehabilitation Spec…
 
Interviews in this edition: 1. Amy F Bailes, PT PhD, Physical Therapist, Division of Occupational Therapy & Physical Therapy, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, USA. “Describing the Delivery of Evidence-based Physical Therapy Intervention to Individuals with Cerebral Palsy”. Analysis of a large dataset of real-world expe…
 
Editor-in-Chief Alan Jette gets at the practical—and ethical—realities involved in studying children. Dr. Harbourne shares insights from her decades of research with children, on such topics as parents’ insistence on usual care. What is the take-home message for early interventionists? It might surprise you. https://academic.oup.com/ptj/article/101…
 
In this CSM bonus episode, Rebecca talks to Dr. Suzanne O’Neal about her work using backward cycling as a treatment strategy for people with PD. Suzanne and Rebecca discuss the ins and outs of testing backward stepping, the study’s results, and how to incorporate this treatment approach into your practice. This research was the basis for a platform…
 
This episode features a discussion between the authors and Rehabilitation Oncology highlighting the importance of moving evidence into clinical practice through implementation science frameworks. The Knowledge-to-Action (KTA) and Consolidated Framework for Implementation Research (CFIR) provide guidance on how clinicians can make changes in practic…
 
Interview with Dr. Sandra Hon on her study—which found that direct access to physical therapy is more cost-effective than physician-first access in the United States, with greater functional improvement–in the context of current and especially pandemic-related economic realities. https://academic.oup.com/ptj/article-abstract/101/1/pzaa201/5999910?r…
 
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