The January 2018 issue of The Journal of Neurologic Physical Therapy is now available. In addition to our usual high-quality peer reviewed research articles, this issue contains a listing of the Academy of Neurologic Physical Therapy programming and platform and poster presentations for the Combined Sections Meeting in New Orleans. The full abstracts of the platform and posters are available on the JNPT website. Platform topic areas include Parkinson Disease, Spinal Cord Injury, Measurement, Stroke, and Traumatic Brain Injury; and there are over 300 posters being presented on a wide variety of neurologic physical therapy topics. Be sure to attend these sessions at CSM to inform your practice and find out about the latest research in neurologic physical therapy.
In this issue, Thorpe and colleagues present a systematic review and meta-analyses on the ability of outcome measures to predict discharge destination in patients with acute and subacute stroke. Rose and colleagues present the findings of a pilot, randomized controlled trial investigating the effects of a backward walking training program in people with acute stroke. In a case report, Chatto and colleagues describe the use a telehealth system to enhance a home exercise program for a person with Parkinson Disease.
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