Editor-in-Chief: Edelle Field-Fote, PT, PhD
ISSN: 1557-0576
Online ISSN: 1557-0584
Frequency: 4 issues per year
Ranking: Clinical Neurology 123/192
Rehabilitation 19/64
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​Measuring What Matters

For the Academy of Neurologic Physical Therapy, 2016 is a landmark year. This year the latest Step conference—IV Step: Prevention, Prediction, Plasticity, and Participation—was convened. A conversation with a colleague at IV Step reminded me of the progress we have made since the III Step meeting in 2005. She recalled that at that time, I had gone to the microphone on several occasions to advocate for the use of standardized outcome measures. The following year the Section on Research established the EDGE Taskforce; soon after which the Academy of Neurologic Physical Therapy (at that time called Neurology Section) took the lead on profession-wide efforts to promote the use of standardized outcome measures. The current issue contains the recommendations of the TBI EDGE Task Force; and recommendations of the StrokEDGE, MS EDGE, and SCI EDGE Task Forces are available on the Academy website. We have good reason to celebrate how far we've come! ...

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Editor-in-Chief Edelle Field-Fote, PT, PhD, FAPTA​
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Dear Reader,                                                                                                                                                                

The October issue of The Journal of Neurologic Physical Therapy is now available. In this issue there are 5 research articles with a clinical point of view commentary related to one of the research studies and a special interest article. McGough and colleagues examined the feasibility and physical performance outcomes of a community-based indoor tandem cycling program for people with Parkinson Disease. Danks and colleagues explored the relationship between walking capacity, biopsychosocial factors, self-efficacy and walking activity in people with stroke. Rafferty and Corcos offer a clinical point of view on this study. Leddy and colleagues evaluated changes in aerobic exercise performance in participants with subacute stroke following high-intensity variable stepping training as compared with conventional therapy. Yang and colleagues investigated the effects of the clock-turn strategy on the pattern of turning steps, turning performance, and freezing of gait during a narrow turning and dual task effects in people with Parkinson Disease. McKay and colleagues evaluated the feasibility and efficacy of a 3-week, high-volume adapted Tango intervention for community-dwelling individuals with mild-moderate Parkinson Disease. McCulloch and colleagues as part of the Academy of Neurologic Physical Therapy Traumatic Brain Injury EDGE Task Force provide consensus recommendations for outcome measure use in clinical practice, research, and professional (entry-level) PT education for people with TBI.

JNPT congratulates Benjamin Binder-Markey, PT, DPT recipient of the Mary Lou Barnes award; Catherine Vanderwerker, DPT recipient of the Patricia Leahy Award; Timothy Faw, PT, DPT, NCS and Katie Butera, DPT both of whom received Promotion of Doctoral Studies awards sponsored by the Academy of Neurologic Physical Therapy.

Be sure to also check out the Academy of Neurologic Physical Therapy's Compendium for Teaching Professional Level Physical Therapy Content, v. 2016​.

George Fulk, PT, PhD

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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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