The October issue of The Journal of Neurologic Physical Therapy is now available. This issue has a systematic review on the effectiveness of exercise in the management of shoulder pain in people who use a manual wheelchair by Crastenberg and colleagues, as well as 5 other research articles. In a randomized controlled study, King and colleagues compare the effects of exercise for people with Parkinson disease when administered by home exercise program, individualized physical therapy, or a group class. Pavlou and colleagues investigate the influence of binocular vision abnormalities on visual vertigo symptoms and treatment outcome. Davies and colleagues investigate whether an intensive gait and postural balance neurorehabilitation protocol can improve the muscular control of the ankle plantarflexor muscles of individuals with MS. Boyne and colleagues identify an accurate method to predict heart rate at the ventilator threshold for use as a surrogate for ventilator threshold. Pelutti and colleagues compare different methods of measuring cardiorespiratory (arm ergometer vs recumbent stepper) and muscular (hand-held dynamometry vs computerized dynamometry) fitness across the multiple sclerosis disability spectrum. Also, Potter and Clarke provide a Clinical Point Of View on the study by King and colleagues.
The Journal of Neurologic Physical Therapy would like to congratulate the section members Andrew Smith, PT, DPT, of Northwestern University and Timothy Faw, PT, DPT, NCS, of The Ohio State University, recipients of the Neurology Section 2015 Barnes and Leahy Promotion of Doctoral Studies Awards.
George Fulk, PT, PhD
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