October 2018 - Volume 42 - Issue 4

  • 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 50 Case Narratives with videos at http://www.nursingcenter.com/articles-publications/ebooks.

​​Returning Individuals to Activities and Participation… It's What We Do! [the following is an excerpt from the editorial that appears in print in the July 2018 issue of JNPT]

Concussion. These days we hear this word regularly in the news in reference to sports and military-related injuries. In the past decade, there has been a dramatic increase in our understanding of the effects of injuries to the head, especially for those injuries that may, at first, seem inconsequential. Individuals injured while playing sports have been a major focus of recent public health efforts to ensure that concussive injuries are identified immediately when they happen, sufficient rest and recovery is allowed, and repeat concussions are prevented. Animal research, which has allowed us to better understand the neurometabolic cascade that occurs postconcussion, has also raised concerns about possible injury extension with rapid return to activity.1 This preclinical evidence resulted in the development of a "best practice" approach to rest athletes until they became asymptomatic, followed by a graded resumption of activity.

Read the full editorial in this issue.

Guest Editor Karen McCulloch

Special Issue Editor Kathy Gill-Body​

Dear Reader,

JNPT is excited to publish our July 2018 Special Issue on Concussion, which is now available on line. In addition to 7 cutting edge research and special interest articles on concussion, this issue also contains Clinical Practice Guidelines for a core set of outcome measures for adults with neurological conditions developed by Moore and colleagues. 

Lennon and colleagues investigated the safety and outcomes of multimodal impairment-based PT at varying time points after injury in youth diagnosed with concussion. Storey and colleagues determined whether active vestibular rehabilitation is associated with an improvement in visuovestibular signs and symptoms in children with concussion. Elbin and colleagues examined prospective changes in vestibular and ocular motor impairments and symptoms in high school athletes with concussion using Vestibular/Ocular Motor Screening test. Massingale and colleagues examined performance differences between uninjured and concussed athletes on the Concussion Balance Test (COBALT) and preliminary analyses of criterion-related validity and reliability of COBALT.

There are also two special interest articles in this issue. Schmidt and colleagues characterize the complex and dynamic changes in the brain following concussion by reviewing neuroimaging studies and to inform physical activity participation guidelines for the management of a younger population after concussion. Miranda and colleagues present clinical features of Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome (POTS) that may arise after concussion, and propose a role for physical therapists in the diagnosis and management of POTS during concussion recovery. There is also a review of current concussion research literature.

JNPT would also like to congratulate Academy of Neurologic Physical Therapy members who will be receiving APTA awards at the upcoming NEXT meeting. Among members who will be honored at NEXT are: Michael Schubert and Kim Nixon-Cave will become Catherine Worthingham Fellows of the APTA, Beth Fisher will receive the John H.P. Maley Lecture Award, Anne Shumway-Cook will receive the Jules Rothstein Golden Pen Award for Scientific Writing, and Catherine Lang will receive the Marian Williams Award for Research in Physical Therapy. See the issue for a complete listing​ of members who will be receiving APTA awards at NEXT.

Enjoy this important issue that we believe will be invaluable for current neurologic physical therapy practice and guide future research.

George Fulk, PT, PhD 

Digital Media Editor​

JNPT invites original research articles on Neuroplasticity in Physical Therapy and Exercise. This special issue, scheduled for publication in January 2020, will recognize the important role of physical therapy and exercise to promote neuroplasticity, and seeks manuscripts that provide an understanding of the mechanisms that drive functional change.

Prospective authors are encouraged to contact the Special Issue Editor Anne Kloos (kloos.4@osu.edu), or Guest Editors Lara Boyd (lara.boyd@ubc.ca), and Joyce Gomes-Osman (j.gomes@miami.edu​) regarding their submission.

Please see the Call for Manuscripts​ page for more information.

Call for Manuscripts​ | Submit a Manuscript

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