There are four research articles and one case study in this issue of JNPT. Rucker and colleagues report on cognitive and physical function impairments in people with diabetic peripheral neuropathy. Tabrizi and colleagues examine the Motor Imagery ability of people with relapsing remitting multiple sclerosis. Marchetti and colleagues report on the responsiveness and minimal detectable change of the Dynamic Gait Index and the Functional Gait Assessment in people with balance and vestibular disorders. Ustinova and colleagues explore the impact of gripping a mobile object on postural control in a virtual environment in people with traumatic brain injury. Perry and colleagues report on Knowledge Translation Activities to promote clinical practice behavior change in neurologic physical therapists.
Be sure to read the editorial by Leighton Chan, Allen Heinemann and Jason Roberts on the mandatory use of reporting guidelines, which is being published in the 28 leading disability and rehabilitation journals. The editorial highlights the importance of using reporting guidelines to ensure the quality of rehabilitation research publications.
JNPT welcomes new associate editors Dr. Terry Ellis and Dr. Valerie Pomeroy, and new editorial board member Dr. Teresa Jacobson Kimberley. Dr. Ellis is on faculty at Boston University. Her research focuses on investigating the impact of exercise and rehabilitation on the progression of disability in individuals with Parkinson disease. Dr. Pomeroy is Professor of Neurorehabilitation at the University of East Anglia in the United Kingdom. Her research focuses primarily on using physical interventions to restore movement control and functional ability for stroke survivors. Dr. Jacobson Kimberley is on faculty at the University of Minnesota. Her research focuses on rehabilitation research for dystonia, stroke, and other neurologic motor disorders.
George Fulk, PT, PhD
Digital Media Editor
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