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Call for papers for a JNPT Special Issue on Physical Fitness, Wellness and Secondary Prevention in Neurologic Physical Therapy

Journal of Neurologic Physical Therapy: June 2012 - Volume 36 - Issue 2 - p 93
doi: 10.1097/NPT.0b013e31825700db

The intent of this special issue is to address the benefits and challenges associated with rehabilitative care targeted at the reduction of morbidity and mortality associated with sedentary behaviors in persons with neurologic diagnoses. This special topic issue will highlight delivery of care outside of traditional third party reimbursement models of care. Potential topics may include but are not limited to:

  • The consequences of sedentary behavior in persons with neurologic diagnoses
  • Models of delivery of care
  • Comprehensive secondary risk reduction programs
  • The role of alternative therapies (i.e., Yoga, Tai Chi)
  • Physiologic or cognitive response to exercise/activity
  • Long-term benefits of chronic exercise/activity
  • Barriers and motivators to fitness and wellness

Please not that this is a competitive call for papers, JNPT typically receives mor submissions than can be published and therefore it will likely not be possible to publish all submissions submitted in response to this call.

Prospective authors are encouraged to contact one of the Special Issue Editors, Drs. Lee Dibble and Sandy Billinger (, regarding their submission. Articles will be considered for publication based on the relevance of the content and the results of peer review.

First drafts of the articles will be due on October 1, 2012 with a target JNPT publication date of June 2013.

© 2012 Neurology Section, APTA