The July 2017 issue of The Journal of Neurologic Physical Therapy is now available. This special issue on Complex Cases and Rare Diseases was edited by Associate Editors Teresa Kimberley, PT, PhD and Michael Schubert, PT, PhD. In this issue there are 4 case studies, 1 systematic review, and 1 special interest article. In a systematic review, Koter and colleagues investigate the clinimetric properties of clinical outcome measures used with people with lateropulsion post-stroke. In a case series of two patients with late stage Huntington Disease, Fritz and colleagues describe the use of a physical therapy Treatment–Based Classifications for HD. De Patre and colleagues report on visual and motor recovery for a patient with cortical blindness after cognitive therapeutic exercises. McCain and Shearin describe the use of a clinical framework for functional recovery to improve walking ability in a client with a severe traumatic brain injury. Schubert and colleagues describe a patient with initial occurrence then recurrence of a high velocity (≥30 deg/sec), persistent direction-changing geotropic nystagmus and vertigo with an intensity variable based on head position, which was difficult to manage. Lobo and colleagues describe single-case studies and contrast them with case studies and randomized clinical trials.
Be sure to check out the abstracts of current literature with the focus on Clinical Practice Guidelines. JNPT also wishes to thank Drs. Beth Fisher, Alice Nieuwboer, Daniel Ferris, and Cath Dean who are stepping down from their role as editorial board members. We are excited to welcome Drs. Gerard Fluet, Merril Landers, James Lynskey, and Ryan Duncan on to the JNPT editorial board.
Congratulations to the following members of the Academy of Neurologic Physical Therapy who were recently honored at the APTA NEXT meeting:
- Catherine Worthingham Fellows of the APTA: Regina T. Harbourne, PT, PhD, FAPTA and David M. Morris, PT, PhD, FAPTA
- Lucy Blair Service Award: Jennifer B. Christy, PT, PhD and Dennis W. Fell, PT, MD
- Marilyn Moffat Leadership Award: Cathy Haines Ciolek, PT, DPT
- Dorothy Baethke-Eleanor J. Carlin Award for Excellence in Academic Teaching: Myla Quiben, PT, PhD, DPT, MS
- Henry O. and Florence P. Kendall Practice Award: Deanna Wanzek, PT
JNPT invites original research for a special issue on Physical Therapy for Parkinson Disease - Mechanisms and Interventions. Please see the JNPT website for more detail.
George Fulk, PT, PhD
Digital Media Editor