Editor-in-Chief: Edelle Field-Fote, PT, PhD
ISSN: 1557-0576
Online ISSN: 1557-0584
Frequency: 4 issues per year
Ranking: Clinical Neurology 124/192
Rehabilitation 21/64
Impact Factor: 1.805
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Translation, Implementation, Replication, and the Documentation of Interventions
 
The better part of a recent weekend was spent putting together a bookshelf from a “build-it-yourself” furniture kit with my son. It was clear early on that the author of the instructions was much more familiar with the process than we were. The instructions also seemed to have a number of “holes,” making it necessary to guess about parts of the process. (Also, we found that despite the no-tools-needed instructions, some parts fit together much better after a few whacks from a hammer). Clear, complete instructions make assembling furniture much easier. In much the same way, clear, complete instructions are even more important to allow translation, implementation, and replication of research evidence. Read the full editorial in this issue.
 
Editor-in-Chief Edelle Field-Fote, PT, PhD, FAPTA​
About this Issue

​Dear Reader,

The July issue of The Journal of Neurologic Physical Therapy is now available. In this issue there is a systematic review on pulmonary physical therapy to enhance survival in people with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis by MacPherson and Bassile. In a randomized controlled study Moren and colleagues examine the impact of "physical activity on prescription" on physical activity, physical capacity and self-rate health in people with transient ischemic attack. Meyer and colleagues use a prospective cohort study to determine the associations over time between somatosensory deficits and motor impairments and activity limitations. Inness and colleagues explore features of reactive stepping associated with perturbation-evoked falls in people with stroke. Van Vilet and colleagues use the Template for Intervention Description and Replication (TIDieR) checklist to describe the therapy intervention used in the "Clinical Efficacy of Functional Strength Training for Upper Limb Motor Recovery Early After Stroke: Neural Correlates and Prognostic Indicators". In a case study Chantraine and colleagues describe the use of prolonged timing of dorsiflexor functional electrical stimulation to control stroke related genu recurvatum.

JNPT is excited to welcome Anne Kloos, PT, PhD, NCS as a new associate editor. Dr. Kloos is Associate Professor in the School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences at Ohio State University. We also have two new international editorial board members: Birgitta Langhammer, PT, PhD and Catherine Dean, PT, PhD; and two new editorial board members: Karen McCulloch, PT, PhD, NCS and Daniel Peterson, PhD. Dr. Langhammer is Professor at Oslos and Akershus University College of Applied Sciences in Oslo, Norway; and Dr. Dean is Professor and Head of the Department of Health Profession at Macquarie University, North Ryde, New South Wales in Australia. Dr. McCulloch is Professor in the Division of Physical Therapy at the University of North Carolina. Dr. Peterson is Health Science Specialist at the Salt Lake City VA Medical Center and an Adjunct Instructor in Physical Therapy at the University of Utah. We are looking forward to their expertise to help continue to grow the journal.

Be sure to also check out the Academy of Neurologic Physical Therapy's educational plan, the Clinical Point of View by Ellis and Lane on the study by Moren and colleagues, and the Academy of Neurologic Physical Therapy members who were recently honored with APTA awards.


George Fulk, PT, PhD

Digital Media Editor​

Call for Manuscripts: Concussion Management

​​​​​​JNPT invites original research articles for a special issue on Concussion Management in Neurologic Physical Therapy. This special issue, scheduled for publication in January 2018, will feature manuscripts on topics related to any aspect of concussion management (examination, screening, intervention, interdisciplinary collaboration) related to neurologic physical therapy. 

Prospective authors are encouraged to contact the Special Issue Editors: Kathy Gill-Body (kgillbody@gmail.com) or Karen McCulloch (kmac@med.unc.edu)​ regarding their submission. Please see the "Call for Manuscripts" page for more information.

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Watch the video abstract from Chelsea E. MacPherson, DPT, and Clare C. Bassile, PT, EdD, for an overview of the July 2016 Editor’s Pick article, Pulmonary Physical Therapy Techniques to Enhance Survival in Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis: A Systematic Review

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