We are excited to publish the April 2021 issue of JNPT, which features a new Clinical Practice Guideline for the Use of Ankle-Foot Orthoses and Functional Electrical Stimulation Post-Stroke by Johnston and colleagues. The Stroke Special Interest Group of the Academy of Neurologic Physical Therapy (ANPT) did an interview with the authors that will be available soon as part of our new JNPT/ANPT podcast series.
Also in this issue, Kline and colleagues developed a novel approach for classifying individuals with stroke based on the rate and extent of recovery from upper limb motor impairment. Galgon and colleagues reported the inter-rater reliability of nystagmus identification and benign paroxysmal positional vertigo diagnosis from positional testing with video goggles. Using a double-blinded, randomized controlled design, Rinaudo and colleagues tested the effects of daily incremental vestibulo-ocular reflex training for chronic peripheral vestibular hypofunction. Deom and colleagues developed the Mobility Ability Quotient to report patient functional status to payers and track patient improvement during inpatient rehabilitation.
We want to enthusiastically thank the JNPT editorial board and JNPT reviewers from 2020, who have played critical roles in advancing the science of neurologic physical therapy. Also be sure to check out the 2021 ANPT Awardees, including JNPT Editorial Board Member Sandra Billinger, who earned the Excellence in Neurologic Research Award. Finally, don't miss the ANPT President's Perspective, following up on the ANPT position paper from the January issue of JNPT.
We hope you enjoy this issue!
Pierce Boyne PT, DPT, PhD, NCS
JNPT Digital Media Editor