The October issue of JNPT is now available on our website. In this issue we have 5 research articles and a case series. Using a novel approach, Chatterjee and colleagues measured skin conductance to assess sympathetic nervous system activity to detect perceived challenge differences during task-related differences posed by complex walking tasks in adults post-stroke. Fulk and He estimated the minimal clinically important difference for the 6-minute walk test in people with stroke. Conradsson and colleagues compared turning stability between individuals with PD and healthy individuals and investigated whether dopaminergic medication improves turning stability. Nathoo and colleagues surveyed stroke rehabilitation programs across Canada to investigate inclusion and barriers to structured aerobic training for people after stroke. Heinemann and colleagues describe clinicians' experiences, evaluations, and training strategies using robotic exoskeletons in spinal cord injury rehabilitation and wellness settings and describe clinicians' perceptions of exoskeleton benefits and risks and developments that would enhance utility. In a case series, Morris and colleagues examined the feasibility of introducing aerobic physical exercise programs into the subacute phase of multidisciplinary rehabilitation from moderate to severe TBI, which includes computerized cognitive training.
Congratulations to Dr. Nayo Hill, the recipient of the Mary Lou Barnes award for outstanding Promotion of Doctoral Studies (PODS) II; and Dr. Rashelle Hoffman, the recipient of the Patricia Leahy award for PODS I. Congratulations also to Drs. Reed Handlery (PODS I), Bryant Seamon (PODS I), and Katie Butera (PODS II) as additional recipients of PODS awards.
Be sure to check out our Editor-in-Chief's editorial: Is This Study a Clinical Trial? Why Does It Matter?
Enjoy the issue!
George Fulk, PT, PhD
Digital Media Editor