Dear AJPM&R readers,
New technologies and interventions have become available to enhance the rehabilitation of patients with complex brain disorders. In this issue of the AJPM&R, we publish 5 manuscripts that address different aspects of this challenge in diverse patient populations. Two of the articles emphasize the importance of cortical plasticity and motor recovery, and the feasibility of a type of strengthening exercise is explored in a Brief Report. This issue also includes a review of suspension systems for transfemoral amputees, a difficult engineering challenge. Finally, a Case Report, two Visual Vignettes, and a Clinical Note illustrate unique findings or diagnostic approaches, or both. This month's lineup is an illustration of the clinical and scientific richness of PM&R.
Walter R. Frontera, MD, PhD