The April issue of The Journal of Neurologic Physical Therapy has 4 research articles, 2 case studies and a Clinical Point of View. Dibble and colleagues examine the effect of resistance training and medication on muscle strength, mobility, and health status in people with Parkinson Disease. Wilhelm and King provide a clinical point of view discussion and interpretation of this study. Carey and colleagues examine the impact of different locomotor training intensities in people with chronic stroke. In a cross sectional study, Sandroff and colleagues examine the associations among physical activity, aerobic capacity, and walking performance in persons with MS and healthy controls. Using body worn sensors, Urbin and colleagues identify the acceleration characteristics that have a stable association with upper extremity function and sensitivity to within-participant fluctuations in function over multiple sessions of task-specific training. Scheets and colleagues describe the physical therapy management of a patient with backward disequilibrium. Lathan and colleagues describe the use of a treadmill with a pressure controlled, sealed chamber that can counter act the effects of gravity during locomotor training on the treadmill in a patient with a stroke.
Be sure to check out author video abstracts to hear directly from the authors about their work.
JNPT is pleased to publish the 4 most outstanding abstracts presented at the 3rd Brazilian Congress of Neurofunctional Physical Therapy held in Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil, October 17 to 19, 2014
Congratulations to Beth Smith, Jesse Jacobs, and Fay Horak. Their article entitled "Effects of Amplitude Cueing on Postural Responses and Preparatory Cortical Activity of People with Parkinson Disease" published in the October issue won the Golden Synapse award for 2014.
JNPT also sends out special congratulations to our editor-in-chief, Dr. Edelle Field-Fote, for receiving the Neurology Section’s Excellence in Research Award at the Combined Sections Meeting in February.
JNPT would like to extend a special thank you to all of our Editorial Board members and reviewers for their outstanding contributions through the review process for the journal.
George Fulk, PT, PhD
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