The April 2018 issue of the Journal of Neurologic Physical Therapy is now available. We are excited to publish the Academy of Neurologic Physical Therapy Movement System Task Force White Paper on Movement System Diagnoses in Neurologic Physical Therapy. Be sure to read this important work that continues the important journey towards integrating the movement system into clinical practice and research.
In this issue we also have a number of high quality research articles. Baer and colleagues investigate the effects of fatigue and role of brain-derived neurotrophic factor on balance in individuals with PD. In a randomized controlled trial, Gaikwad and colleagues investigate the effect of progressive gaze stability exercises on postural stability, motion sensitivity, and anxiety in healthy young adults with chronic motion sensitivity. Additionally, Gagnon and Webb-Schoenewald provide a Clinical Point of View commentary on the study by Gaikwad and colleagues. Allison and colleagues examine the effect of sensory-challenge balance exercises on multisensory reweighting and clinical balance measures in fall-prone older adults.
We also have two case series/case reports. Holleran and colleagues evaluated the feasibility and preliminary short- and long-term impact of high-intensity variable stepping practice in ambulatory participants for more than 1 year post-iSCI. Hartmann and colleagues report on the use of errorless learning in a person with a concomitant spinal cord injury and brain injury.
The IV STEP conference eBook is now available for purchase. Be sure to get this great resource for clinical practice and educators that includes case narratives with videos.
Congratulations to the 2018 Academy of Neurologic Physical Therapy award winners. Among them is JNPT Associate Editor Catherine Lang, who was honored with the Excellence in Neurologic Research award.
JNPT would also like to extend a special thank you to our great team of reviewers and editorial board members, whose diligent work helps make JNPT such a great journal and resource for neurologic physical therapy.
Enjoy the issue,
George Fulk, PT, PhD
Digital Media Editor