There are 5 research articles and 1 special interest article in the December issue of JNPT. In the editorial, Guest Editor Dr. Steven Wolf discusses Frontiers in Rehabilitation Science and Technology. In a phase 2 randomized trial, Busse and colleagues assess an exercise program consisting of resistance and aerobic exercise for people with Huntington’s disease. Reisman and colleagues identify the time course of changes in gait biomechanics and walking function in persons with chronic stroke undergoing a fast treadmill training intervention combined with plantarflexor and dorsiflexor functional electrical stimulation. Buster and colleagues compare lower extremity kinematics during walking and elliptical training between people with traumatic brain injury and healthy individuals. In a pilot study, Ruiz and colleagues explore the combined use of robot assisted and conventional body weight supported treadmill training in people with multiple sclerosis. In a randomized controlled trial with people with chromic stroke, Cordo and colleagues compare a robot assisted hand movement and muscle vibration intervention paired either with torque or electromyographic biofeedback. In the special interest article, Lohse and colleagues review evidence for the use of video games in rehabilitation and present a way to evaluate effects of video game play on motor learning and their potential to increase patient engagement with therapy.
JNPT would like to extend a special thank you to Dr. Lisa Harvey, PT, PhD who is stepping down after serving for 5 years as the journal’s International Editor.
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George Fulk, PT, PhD
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