The April issue of JNPT is now available on our website. We have an exciting lineup of articles. Using a split-belt treadmill, Helm and colleagues examine the characteristics of task practice that limit or promote learning of locomotor patterns. Leech and Holleran provide a clinical point of view on this article as well. In a randomized controlled trial, Hubble and colleagues examine the effects of a 12-week trunk specific exercise program on balance in people with Parkinson Disease. Block and colleagues describe the ability of a tablet-based tool to measure static hand proprioception in people with stroke. Dannenbaum and colleagues determine the validity and responsiveness of the Visual Vertigo Analogue Scale. Lewek and Sykes examine how the minimal detectable change for gait speed varies based on an individual's baseline walking speed. In a case series, Kressler and Domingo compare exoskeletal versus overground walking on cardiometabolic function in people with incomplete spinal cord injury.
JNPT would like to thank our great team of reviewers and editorial board members who are important to the success of our journal. Congratulations to the winner of the Golden Synapse award Dr. Dorian Rose and colleagues for their article "A Backward Walking Training Program to Improve Balance and Mobility in Acute Stroke: A Pilot Randomized Controlled Trial." Also, congratulations to the other Academy of Neurologic Physical Therapy Award winners that were presented at CSM.
Enjoy the issue!
George Fulk, PT, PhD
Digital Media Editor