January 2017 - Volume 41 - Issue 1

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The New NIH Rehabilitation Research Plan: Priorities and Potential for Progress in Neurorehabilitation Research

[the following is an excerpt from the editorial that appears in print in the January 2017 issue of JNPT]​

In much the same way that the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid set the standards for health care reimbursement, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) sets the standards for research priorities. Over the past 2 decades, many of the researchers who have published their work in the Journal of Neurologic Physical Therapy (JNPT) have been beneficiaries of the 1993 Rehabilitation Research Plan of the NIH National Center for Medical Rehabilitation Research. In addition to developing and supporting rehabilitation research at the NIH, the associated investment in rehabilitation training has resulted in a substantive increase in the number of rehabilitation scientists, a large proportion of whom are physical therapists....

Read the full editorial in this issue.
Editor-in-Chief Edelle Field-Fote, PT, PhD, FAPTA​

Dear Reader,                                                                                                                                                             

The January 2017 issue of The Journal of Neurologic Physical Therapy is now available. In this issue there are 5 research articles, and a special interest article. In a systematic review, Salbach and colleagues report on considerations for selecting time limited walk tests in people with stroke. In a randomized controlled trial, Rafferty and colleagues compare the effects of progressive resistance exercises to a Parkinson Disease modified Fitness Counts program on gait performance in people with Parkinson Disease. Landers and colleagues compare the characteristics of people with Parkinson Disease who exhibit fear of falling avoidance behavior with those who do not. Rosenblum and Melzer report on the psychometric properties of the Narrow Path Walking Test in people with multiple sclerosis. Using a single subject design, Lane and colleagues explore the effects of using an oral appliance to reduce movement dysfunction in an individual with Parkinson Disease. Hershberg and colleagues describe knowledge translation tools to facilitate implementation of the LEAPS protocol into clinical practice.

Also in this issue is the Academy of Neurologic Physical Therapy programming for the 2017 Combined Sections Meeting, including platform and poster presentations. Other items of interest include a call for nominations for the Academy's leadership positions and Dr. Deb Larson's presidential perspective on the STEP conferences.

JNPT invites original research for a special issue on Concussion Management in neurologic physical therapy. Go here for more details: http://journals.lww.com/jnpt/Pages/callformanuscripts.aspx

George Fulk, PT, PhD 

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​​​​​​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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Effects of 2 Years of Exercise on Gait Impairment in People With Parkinson Disease: The PRET-PD Randomized Trial

Rafferty, Miriam R.; Prodoehl, Janey; Robichaud, Julie A.; More

Journal of Neurologic Physical Therapy . 41(1):21-30, January 2017.

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