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July 2022 - Volume 46 - Issue 3

  • George D. Fulk, PT, PhD, FAPTA
  • 1557-0576
  • 1557-0584
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Special Issue on Digital Health

Advances in technology constantly change and impact our lives and society. With recent advances in digital health technologies, this is particularly true in healthcare and related research. Digital health is a broad term, which encompasses telehealth, mobile health, and body worn sensors used for remote monitoring. The application and research of digital health technologies has been stimulated by the COVID-19 pandemic as both researchers and providers have adapted to the constraints imposed by the pandemic. This JNPT special topic issue will feature original research on the application of digital health technologies in the assessment and rehabilitation of individuals with neurological health conditions. 

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​​Is Sleep the Next Frontier in Movement Science?

Lack of sleep is a major health concern in the United States. Poor sleep is associated with lower quality of life and a host of negative health outcomes, including increased mortality. Sleep disorders are more common in people with neurologic disorder than in the general population. Sleep disordered breathing (SDB) is a risk factor for stroke and leads to poorer functional recovery in people with stroke. SDB is common in people with spinal cord injury (SCI), and over 50% of people with SCI report symptoms of insomnia. Sleep disorders such as restless leg syndrome (RLS), rapid eye movement sleep behavior disorder, and SDB are common nonmotor symptoms in people with Parkinson disease (PD), and people with multiple sclerosis (MS) also report sleep difficulties. 

Read the full editorial here.

George Fulk, PT, PhD, FAPTA; Editor-in-Chief

​We are excited to announce the July 2022 issue of JNPT! In this issue, Sammut and colleagues explored physical activity engagement, attitudes and experiences following a transient ischemic attack or mild stroke. Seo and colleagues assessed the feasibility of using electromyographically-controlled games to retrain hand muscle activation patterns among persons with stroke. Cotton and Newman also provided an insightful clinical commentary on this article. Hams and colleagues evaluated clinical outcomes of a student-led rehabilitation service for community-dwelling adults with neurologic diagnoses. Williams and Banky examined relationships between focal muscle spasticity and gait kinematics among persons with traumatic brain injury. Franchignoni and colleagues​ tested psychometric properties of the Mini-BESTest among individuals with Parkinson disease. We hope you enjoy this issue!

Pierce Boyne PT, DPT, PhD, NCS
JNPT Digital Media Editor

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