The January 2017 issue of The Journal of Neurologic Physical Therapy is now available. In this issue there are 5 research articles, and a special interest article. In a systematic review, Salbach and colleagues report on considerations for selecting time limited walk tests in people with stroke. In a randomized controlled trial, Rafferty and colleagues compare the effects of progressive resistance exercises to a Parkinson Disease modified Fitness Counts program on gait performance in people with Parkinson Disease. Landers and colleagues compare the characteristics of people with Parkinson Disease who exhibit fear of falling avoidance behavior with those who do not. Rosenblum and Melzer report on the psychometric properties of the Narrow Path Walking Test in people with multiple sclerosis. Using a single subject design, Lane and colleagues explore the effects of using an oral appliance to reduce movement dysfunction in an individual with Parkinson Disease. Hershberg and colleagues describe knowledge translation tools to facilitate implementation of the LEAPS protocol into clinical practice.
Also in this issue is the Academy of Neurologic Physical Therapy programming for the 2017 Combined Sections Meeting, including platform and poster presentations. Other items of interest include a call for nominations for the Academy's leadership positions and Dr. Deb Larson's presidential perspective on the STEP conferences.
JNPT invites original research for a special issue on Concussion Management in neurologic physical therapy. Go here for more details: http://journals.lww.com/jnpt/Pages/callformanuscripts.aspx
George Fulk, PT, PhD
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