The April 2022 issue of JNPT is packed full of exciting new content! This issue features an updated clinical practice guideline on vestibular rehabilitation for peripheral vestibular hypofunction
and a related perspective for patients on the treatment of vestibular disorders
, both by Hall and colleagues.
This issue also features two articles with associated author interviews by Academy of Neurologic Physical Therapy (ANPT) Special Interest Groups. Harmat and colleagues
assessed the prevalence, clinical course and underlying explanation for benign paroxysmal positional vertigo without nystagmus. The ANPT Vestibular Special Interest Group did an interview with the authors that is available as part of our JNPT/ANPT podcast series
. In a special interest article, Rafferty and colleagues
provide strategies for addressing barriers to health promotion and wellness activities in neurologic physical therapy practice. A podcast interview with the authors by the ANPT Degenerative Diseases Special Interest Group will be available soon.
Also in this issue, Rosenfeldt and colleagues
evaluated adherence to a high-intensity community-based cycling exercise program among persons with Parkinson disease. Cleland and Schindler-Ivens
tested associations between measures of lower limb propulsion/work symmetry, interlimb coordination and clinical motor impairment among persons with and without stroke. Winairuk and colleagues
assessed item difficulty for the Stroke Rehabilitation Assessment of Movement (STREAM) scale and established impairment categories based on STREAM scores.
In addition, this issue includes the most outstanding abstracts
presented at the 6th Brazilian Congress of Neurologic Physical Therapy in September 2021. Please also take a moment to recognize the important contributions of the JNPT editors and reviewers from 2021
, whose service has helped advance the science of neurologic physical therapy. Next, be sure to check out the 2022 ANPT awardees
, including JNPT Associate Editor Teresa Jacobson Kimberley, who earned the Excellence in Neurologic Research Award! Finally, don't miss the ANPT President's Perspective
, reflecting on 2021 and looking forward to new beginnings in 2022.
We hope you enjoy this issue!
Pierce Boyne PT, DPT, PhD, NCS
JNPT Digital Media Editor