January 2018 - Volume 42 - Issue 1

  • Edelle Field-Fote, PT, PhD
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​​​ivstep-logo-greyback-107yz80-300x298.png​​JNPT is excited to bring you an online supplemental IV STEP special issue​. This special IV STEP issue, which is available online only, is a compendium of the IV STEP conference. In this issue leaders in the field of neurologic physical therapy, who presented at IV STEP, shed light on the 4 Ps (Prevention, Prediction, Plasticity, and Participation) that were the themes of IV STEP. Topics include the movement system, the potential impact of genetic variation on outcomes, dosage, technology, and other important topics.

Please find the IV Step Supplement for Pediatric Physical Therapy here: 

PPT IV Step Supplement​

New!  IV Step Conference eBook now available including both supplements plus additional Case Narratives with videos at http://www.nursingcenter.com/articles-publications/ebooks.

Language as Advocacy

[the following is an excerpt from the editorial that appears in print in the January 2018 issue of JNPT]

In most physical therapy programs in the United States, students have some opportunity to develop their scientific writing skills. For many, this experience comes as part of a research project that must be reported in the format of a scientific paper. At the very least, all student physical therapists are exposed to scientific writing in classwork, wherein they read original research that informs clinical practice. Looking back over the 3 decades since I was a student physical therapist, it is gratifying to note the change in the way we use language to describe members of the disability community. While it was once common talk about the man in the wheelchair "stricken with" Parkinson disease, to write about "stroke victims," to pass a "handicapped" bathroom, or to drive by a hospital for "crippled children," our language has evolved along with our thinking. Respect for all persons is reflected in our emphasis on language, wherein we describe persons "living with health condition," wheelchair users, and accessible bathrooms.

Read the full editorial in this issue​.​

Editor-in-Chief Edelle Field-Fote

Dear Reader,

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​

​JNPT invites original research articles for a special issue on Parkinson Disease. This special issue, scheduled for publication in January 2019, will feature manuscripts that provide a deeper understanding of neurologic physical therapy and exercise interventions for people with PD, as well as the possible mechanisms underlying improvement.

Prospective authors are encouraged to contact the Special Issue Editors: Terry Ellis (tellis@bu.edu), Lee Dibble (Lee.Dibble@hsc.Utah.edu), or Daniel Peterson (daniel.peterson1@asu.edu) regarding their submission. Please see the Call for Manuscripts​ page for more information.

Call for Manuscripts​ | Submit a Manuscript

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