In this issue, we present a case study examining the effect of a novel exercise training program on the cardiovascular and pulmonary responses for a patient with a progressive neurological disorder. This highlights that aerobic exercise training can lead to significant functional gains in patients with all types of chronic diseases.
We also present a new feature, the “year in review”, which highlights key research performed in the areas of cardiovascular and pulmonary diseases in the past year. This has been a well-received session of programming at the APTA Combined Sections Meeting for many years and we are pleased to present this information for all members. Look for this type of article as a regular feature in issues to come.
Finally, we have the annual Linda Crane Lecture, this year presented by former Section President, Ethel Frese. Her thoughts about ethics and professionalism in education and clinical practice should resonate with many readers and encourage use to renew our efforts in these areas.
Anne K. Swisher PT, PhD, CCS