Journal of Neurologic Physical Therapy

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January 2023 - Volume 47 - Issue 1

  • 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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​​Artificial Intelligence and Neurologic Physical Therapy

Artificial intelligence (AI) may not be ubiquitous but its presence in society is growing rapidly, and it reaches into many aspects of our daily lives. Banks use AI to monitor credit card use to prevent fraud. Motor vehicle companies are using AI to develop autonomous vehicles that can drive in a variety of environments. Facial recognition software relies on AI to provide secure access to our phones and computers. AI filters out spam emails so our inbox doesn't overflow with emails. E-commerce, streaming services, and social media use AI to provide customized recommendations and to increase user engagement. GPS technology uses AI to identify efficient routes for travel. These are just a few of the AI applications that are designed to make our lives easier.

Read the full editorial here​.

George Fulk, PT, PhD, FAPTA; Editor-in-Chief 
​​The January 2023 issue of JNPT is packed full of excellent content! The featured article by Lang and colleagues​ examined how well improvements in activity capacity translate into daily activity performance among persons with stroke and Parkinson Disease participating in clinical outpatient rehabilitation. The Academy of Neurologic Physical Therapy (ANPT) Degenerative Diseases Special Interest Group interviewed the authors for extra insights, which will be available as part of the JNPT/ANPT podcast series.

This issue also includes many additional outstanding articles. Gamborg and colleagues systematically reviewed and synthesized the literature on mechanical muscle function among persons with Parkinson Disease. Haslam and colleagues assessed alterations in body schema of the upper limb among persons with stroke. Moreno-Verdú and colleagues examined the reliability and validity of Spanish versions of the Kinesthetic and Visual Imagery Questionnaire and Movement Imagery Questionnaire in people with Parkinson Disease. Wang and colleagues developed a shorter version of the Berg Balance Scale using a machine learning approach. Maggio and Colleagues discuss lessons learned in clinical outpatient physical therapy for motor functional neurological disorder.

We are also excited to publish the most outstanding abstracts presented at the 2021 World Physiotherapy Congress selected by the International Neurological Physical Therapy Association. Also, be sure to check out the most recent award recipients​ from the Foundation for Physical Therapy Research.

We hope you enjoy this issue, and we wish you the best for 2023!

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

Improvement in the Capacity for Activity Versus Improvement in Performance of Activity in Daily Life During Outpatient Rehabilitation

Lang, Catherine E.; Holleran, Carey L.; Strube, Michael J; More

Journal of Neurologic Physical Therapy. 47(1):16-25, January 2023.

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