Academy of Neurologic Physical Therapy CSM 2020 Poster Presentations: Note: Posters titles and presenters are organized by Special Interest Group classification. Abstracts are published on-line at: www.JNPT.org
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Source: Journal of Neurologic Physical Therapy - December 17, 2019 Category: Physiotherapy Tags: Academy News & Notes Source Type: research

Academy of Neurologic Physical Therapy CSM 2020 Platform Presentations: Note: Abstracts are published online at: www.JNPT.org
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Source: Journal of Neurologic Physical Therapy - December 17, 2019 Category: Physiotherapy Tags: Academy News & Notes Source Type: research

Academy of Neurologic Physical Therapy CSM 2020 Programming
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Source: Journal of Neurologic Physical Therapy - December 17, 2019 Category: Physiotherapy Tags: Academy News & Notes Source Type: research

Journal of Neurologic Physical Therapy Names George D. Fulk Deputy Editor
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Source: Journal of Neurologic Physical Therapy - December 17, 2019 Category: Physiotherapy Tags: Departments Source Type: research

Clinical Practice Guideline to Improve Locomotor Function Following Chronic Stroke, Incomplete Spinal Cord Injury, and Brain Injury
Discussion: The collective findings suggest that large amounts of task-specific (ie, locomotor) practice may be critical for improvements in walking function, although only at higher cardiovascular intensities or with augmented feedback to increase patient's engagement. Lower-intensity walking interventions or impairment-based training strategies demonstrated equivocal or limited efficacy. Limitations: As walking speed and distance were primary outcomes, the research participants included in the studies walked without substantial physical assistance. This guideline may not apply to patients with limited ambulatory fun...
Source: Journal of Neurologic Physical Therapy - December 17, 2019 Category: Physiotherapy Tags: Clinical Practice Guidelines Source Type: research

Central Drive to the Paretic Ankle Plantarflexors Affects the Relationship Between Propulsion and Walking Speed After Stroke
This study sought to elucidate the relationship between the neuromuscular function of the paretic plantarflexor muscles and propulsion deficits across individuals with different walking speeds. Methods: For 40 individuals poststroke, we used instrumented gait analysis and dynamometry coupled with supramaximal electrostimulation to study the interplay between limb kinematics, the neuromuscular function of the paretic plantarflexors (ie, strength capacity and central drive), propulsion, and walking speed. Results: The strength capacity of the paretic plantarflexors was not independently related to paretic propulsion. R...
Source: Journal of Neurologic Physical Therapy - December 17, 2019 Category: Physiotherapy Tags: Research Articles Source Type: research

Differentiating Parkinson Disease Subtypes Using Clinical Balance Measures
Conclusions: The 360° turn test requires minimal time to administer and may be useful in mild-moderate PD for distinguishing PIGD from TD subtypes. Video Abstract available for more insights from the authors (see the Video, Supplemental Digital Content 1, available at: http://links.lww.com/JNPT/A295). (Source: Journal of Neurologic Physical Therapy)
Source: Journal of Neurologic Physical Therapy - December 17, 2019 Category: Physiotherapy Tags: Research Articles Source Type: research

Commentary on: “Calling Out MS Fatigue: Feasibility and Preliminary Effects of a Pilot Randomized Telephone-Delivered Exercise Intervention for Multiple Sclerosis Fatigue”
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Source: Journal of Neurologic Physical Therapy - December 17, 2019 Category: Physiotherapy Tags: Clinical Point of View Source Type: research

Calling Out MS Fatigue: Feasibility and Preliminary Effects of a Pilot Randomized Telephone-Delivered Exercise Intervention for Multiple Sclerosis Fatigue
Conclusions: A telephone-delivered exercise intervention that targets MS-related fatigue is both feasible and acceptable. Primary and secondary outcome measures signaled that telephone-delivered exercise may be an effective mode of delivery that overcomes barriers to care in persons with MS and warrants testing in larger efficacy trials. Video Abstract available for more insights from the authors (see Video, Supplemental Digital Content 1, http://links.lww.com/JNPT/A293). (Source: Journal of Neurologic Physical Therapy)
Source: Journal of Neurologic Physical Therapy - December 17, 2019 Category: Physiotherapy Tags: Research Articles Source Type: research

Outcome Evaluation of Highly Challenging Balance Training for People With Parkinson Disease: A Multicenter Effectiveness-Implementation Study
Background and Purpose: In order for people with Parkinson disease (PwPD) to benefit from neurorehabilitation research, interventions tested in research settings require assessment in real-world clinical practice. There is little evidence for whether efficacious exercise interventions for PwPD remain effective when transferred to standard clinical settings. The aim of this study was to assess the clinical effectiveness of the adapted HiBalance program on balance control and gait among PwPD. Methods: Participants (n = 117) with mild-moderate Parkinson disease were consecutively included into either the 10-week HiBalanc...
Source: Journal of Neurologic Physical Therapy - December 17, 2019 Category: Physiotherapy Tags: Research Articles Source Type: research

Upper Limb Robotic Rehabilitation After Stroke: A Multicenter, Randomized Clinical Trial
Conclusions: Robotic treatment using a set of 4 devices significantly improved UL motor function, activities, and participation in subjects with subacute stroke to the same extent as a similar amount of conventional therapy. Video Abstract is available for more insights from the authors (see the Video, Supplemental Digital Content 1, available at: http://links.lww.com/JNPT/A291). (Source: Journal of Neurologic Physical Therapy)
Source: Journal of Neurologic Physical Therapy - December 17, 2019 Category: Physiotherapy Tags: Research Articles Source Type: research

Applauding Our Peer Reviewers—the Unsung Heroes of Science
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Source: Journal of Neurologic Physical Therapy - December 17, 2019 Category: Physiotherapy Tags: Editor's Note Source Type: research

Barnes and Leahy Promotion of Doctoral Studies (PODS) 2019 Awards
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Source: Journal of Neurologic Physical Therapy - September 25, 2019 Category: Physiotherapy Tags: Academy News & Notes Source Type: research

Poststroke Fatigue Is Related to Motor and Cognitive Performance: A Secondary Analysis
Conclusions: Functional gait, balance, and cognitive performance are associated with PSF. Fatigue should be considered when planning and delivering interventions for individuals with stroke. Future studies are needed to explore the potential efficacy of balance and cognitive training in PSF management. Video Abstract available for more insights from the authors (see Video, Supplemental Digital Content 1, available at: http://links.lww.com/JNPT/A287). (Source: Journal of Neurologic Physical Therapy)
Source: Journal of Neurologic Physical Therapy - September 25, 2019 Category: Physiotherapy Tags: Research Articles Source Type: research

Interindividual Balance Adaptations in Response to Perturbation Treadmill Training in Persons With Parkinson Disease
Conclusions: Our findings suggest that PTT is beneficial to improve reactive balance in PwPD. Further, PTT appeared to be effective only for a part of PwPD, especially for those with lower balance and cognitive function, which needs further attention. Video Abstract available for more insights from the authors (see the Video, Supplemental Digital Content 1, http://links.lww.com/JNPT/A1). (Source: Journal of Neurologic Physical Therapy)
Source: Journal of Neurologic Physical Therapy - September 25, 2019 Category: Physiotherapy Tags: Research Articles Source Type: research

Distance-Induced Changes in Walking Speed After Stroke: Relationship to Community Walking Activity
Background and Purpose: Physical inactivity is a major contributing factor to reduced health and quality of life. The total distance walked during the 6-Minute Walk Test is a strong indicator of real-world walking activity after stroke. The purpose of this study was to determine whether measurement of distance-induced changes in walking speed during the 6-Minute Walk Test improves the test's ability to predict community walking activity. Methods: For 40 individuals poststroke, community walking activity (steps/d), the total distance walked during the 6-Minute Walk Test (6MWTtotal), and the difference between the dista...
Source: Journal of Neurologic Physical Therapy - September 25, 2019 Category: Physiotherapy Tags: Research Articles Source Type: research

The Effect of Stroke on Middle Cerebral Artery Blood Flow Velocity Dynamics During Exercise
Background and Purpose: Previous work demonstrates that older adults have a lower response in the middle cerebral artery velocity (MCAv) to an acute bout of moderate-intensity exercise when compared with young adults. However, no information exists regarding MCAv response to exercise after stroke. We tested whether MCAv response to an acute bout of moderate-intensity exercise differed between participants 3 months after stroke and an age- and sex-matched control group of older adults (CON). A secondary objective was to compare MCAv response between the stroke- and non-stroke-affected MCAv. Methods: Using transcranial ...
Source: Journal of Neurologic Physical Therapy - September 25, 2019 Category: Physiotherapy Tags: Research Articles Source Type: research

Mental Singing Reduces Gait Variability More Than Music Listening for Healthy Older Adults and People With Parkinson Disease
Conclusions: Matching movement to one's own voice improves gait characteristics while reducing gait variability for older adults and people with PD. Optimizing the use of internal cues to facilitate movement is an important step toward more effectively meeting the needs of people with gait disorders related to aging or neurological disease. Video Abstract available for more insights from authors (see Video, Supplemental Digital Content 1, available at: http://links.lww.com/JNPT/A286) (Source: Journal of Neurologic Physical Therapy)
Source: Journal of Neurologic Physical Therapy - September 25, 2019 Category: Physiotherapy Tags: Research Articles Source Type: research

Belief, Confidence, and Motivation to Use the Paretic Upper Limb in Daily Life Over the First 24 Weeks After Stroke
Conclusions: High levels of belief, confidence, and motivation appear consistent over the first 6 months after stroke. The lack of correlations between psychosocial factors and clinical measures suggests belief, confidence, and motivation may not be vulnerable to functional status early after stroke. Video Abstract available for more insights from the authors (see the Video, Supplemental Digital Content 1 available at: http://links.lww.com/JNPT/A283). (Source: Journal of Neurologic Physical Therapy)
Source: Journal of Neurologic Physical Therapy - September 25, 2019 Category: Physiotherapy Tags: Research Articles Source Type: research

Importance and Significance: Synonyms Sometimes But Not Specifically in Statistics
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Source: Journal of Neurologic Physical Therapy - September 25, 2019 Category: Physiotherapy Tags: Editor's Note Source Type: research

JNPT Congratulates APTA Award Winners
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Source: Journal of Neurologic Physical Therapy - June 27, 2019 Category: Physiotherapy Tags: Academy News & Notes Source Type: research

Associação Brasileira de Fisiotherapia Neurofunctional: Best Abstract Awards
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Source: Journal of Neurologic Physical Therapy - June 27, 2019 Category: Physiotherapy Tags: Abstracts of Current Literature Source Type: research

Central Conditions Mimicking Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo: A Case Series
Discussion: The presence of central positioning nystagmus may be the sole presenting feature of serious neurological conditions such as posterior fossa tumor. It is recommended that a diagnosis of BPPV can only be made if Dix-Hallpike or supine roll maneuver elicits nystagmus that is consistent with BPPV. Any features of the nystagmus, which are not consistent with BPPV, should raise suspicion of central pathology, and warrant further investigation. Video Abstract available for more insights from the authors (see Video Abstract, Supplemental Digital Content 1, available at: http://links.lww.com/JNPT/A265). (Source: Jour...
Source: Journal of Neurologic Physical Therapy - June 27, 2019 Category: Physiotherapy Tags: Case Reports Source Type: research

Measuring Community Mobility in Survivors of Stroke Using Global Positioning System Technology: A Prospective Observational Study
Conclusions: Directly measured community mobility in SS was decreased through 9 weeks following discharge from inpatient rehabilitation. The limited strength of bivariate correlations between clinical measures and number of trips supported the uniqueness of the community mobility construct. Video Abstract available for more insights from the authors (see Supplemental Digital Content 1, available at: http://links.lww.com/JNPT/A277). (Source: Journal of Neurologic Physical Therapy)
Source: Journal of Neurologic Physical Therapy - June 27, 2019 Category: Physiotherapy Tags: Research Articles Source Type: research

Exergaming-Based Dexterity Training in Persons With Parkinson Disease: A Pilot Feasibility Study
Conclusions: The outcomes of this pilot study suggest that exergaming is feasible and has potential to improve dexterity in individuals with PD. Its efficacy should be investigated in a properly powered randomized controlled trial. Video Abstract available for more insights from the authors (see Supplemental Digital Content 1, available at: http://links.lww.com/JNPT/A270). (Source: Journal of Neurologic Physical Therapy)
Source: Journal of Neurologic Physical Therapy - June 27, 2019 Category: Physiotherapy Tags: Research Articles Source Type: research

Stroke Survivors' Perspectives on Post–Acute Rehabilitation Options, Goals, Satisfaction, and Transition to Home
Conclusion: Despite recommendations to include stroke patients in PAC selection and goal setting, many former inpatient rehabilitation facility and skilled nursing facility patients report not being involved in either aspect of care. Video Abstract available for more insights from the authors (see Supplemental Digital Content 1, available at: http://links.lww.com/JNPT/A273). (Source: Journal of Neurologic Physical Therapy)
Source: Journal of Neurologic Physical Therapy - June 27, 2019 Category: Physiotherapy Tags: Research Articles Source Type: research

Peripheral Vestibular and Balance Function in Athletes With and Without Concussion
Background and Purpose: According to the most recent consensus statement on management of sport-related concussion (SRC), athletes with suspected SRC should receive a comprehensive neurological examination. However, which measures to include in such an examination are not defined. Our objectives were to (1) evaluate test-retest reliability and normative data on vestibular and balance tests in athletes without SRC; (2) compare athletes with and without SRC on the subtests; and (3) identify subtests for concussion testing protocols. Methods: Healthy athletes (n = 87, mean age 20.6 years; standard deviation = 1.8 years; ...
Source: Journal of Neurologic Physical Therapy - June 27, 2019 Category: Physiotherapy Tags: Research Articles Source Type: research

Commentary on: “Increased Sensorimotor Cortex Activation With Decreased Motor Performance During Functional Upper Extremity Tasks Poststroke”
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Source: Journal of Neurologic Physical Therapy - June 27, 2019 Category: Physiotherapy Tags: Clinical Point of View Source Type: research

Increased Sensorimotor Cortex Activation With Decreased Motor Performance During Functional Upper Extremity Tasks Poststroke
Conclusions: Stroke leads to significantly larger sensorimotor activation during functional reaching and gripping despite poorer performance. This may indicate an increased sense of effort, decreased efficiency, or increased difficulty after stroke. fNIRS can be used for assessing differences in brain activation during movements in functional positions after stroke. This can be a promising tool for investigating possible neuroplastic changes associated with functional rehabilitation interventions in the stroke population. Video Abstract available for more insights from the authors (see Video Abstract, Supplemental Digit...
Source: Journal of Neurologic Physical Therapy - June 27, 2019 Category: Physiotherapy Tags: Research Articles Source Type: research

Fake News in Science
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Source: Journal of Neurologic Physical Therapy - June 27, 2019 Category: Physiotherapy Tags: Editor's Note Source Type: research

JNPT Congratulates the Members Honored With the 2019 Academy of Neurologic Physical Therapy Awards
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Source: Journal of Neurologic Physical Therapy - March 28, 2019 Category: Physiotherapy Tags: Academy News & Notes Source Type: research

Thank You to Our JNPT 2018 Editorial Board and Reviewers
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Source: Journal of Neurologic Physical Therapy - March 28, 2019 Category: Physiotherapy Tags: Departments Source Type: research

Cardiometabolic Challenges Provided by Variable Assisted Exoskeletal Versus Overground Walking in Chronic Motor-incomplete Paraplegia: A Case Series
Discussion: The participant with lower walking capacity experienced a higher cardiometabolic challenge and was able to sustain exercise efforts for longer period with OBA versus overground walking. Therefore, OBA presents a superior alternative to overground training for cardiometabolic conditioning and associated health benefits in this participant. For the participant with higher walking capacity, OBA represented a lower challenge and appears to be an inferior cardiometabolic training option to overground walking. The cardiometabolic response to OBA differs depending on functional capacity; OBA warrants study as an app...
Source: Journal of Neurologic Physical Therapy - March 28, 2019 Category: Physiotherapy Tags: Case Report Source Type: research

Minimal Detectable Change for Gait Speed Depends on Baseline Speed in Individuals With Chronic Stroke
Background and Purpose: Given the heterogeneity of mobility outcomes after stroke, the purpose of this study was to examine how the minimal detectable change (MDC) for gait speed varies based on an individual's baseline walking speed. Methods: Seventy-six participants with chronic stroke and able to walk without therapist assistance participated in 2 visits to record overground self-selected comfortable gait speed (CGS) and fast gait speed (FGS). Based on the CGS at visit 1, participants were assigned to 1 of 3 speed groups: low (0.8 m/s; n = 15). Participants were then reclassified using updated gait speed cutoffs of...
Source: Journal of Neurologic Physical Therapy - March 28, 2019 Category: Physiotherapy Tags: Research Articles Source Type: research

Validity and Responsiveness of the Visual Vertigo Analogue Scale
Background and Purpose: People with visual vertigo have dizziness provoked by visual stimulation. We have developed a Visual Vertigo Analogue Scale (VVAS) to evaluate their symptoms and response to rehabilitation. Our goal was to validate the VVAS against the Situation Characteristics Questionnaire (SITQ) score and determine its responsiveness to treatment. Methods: Participants (n = 115) completed 3 questionnaires: Dizziness Handicap Inventory (DHI), VVAS, and the SITQ at their initial and final sessions of vestibular rehabilitation. The SITQ was analyzed using the Space Motion Discomfort (SMD1) outcome measure and b...
Source: Journal of Neurologic Physical Therapy - March 28, 2019 Category: Physiotherapy Tags: Research Articles Source Type: research

A Tablet-Based Tool for Accurate Measurement of Hand Proprioception After Stroke
Conclusions: Both the tablet-based tool and the custom PMDD performed better than manual assessment. The PMDD may be useful when the deficit is mild or assessment of dynamic proprioception is desired. As the tablet-based measure does not have the ceiling effect that is associated with the PMDD, it may be useful with any level of proprioceptive impairment, and may be preferable if testing or clinician training time needs to be minimized, or pain or spasticity is present. Video Abstract available for more insights from the authors (see the Video, Supplementary Digital Content 1, available at: http://links.lww.com/JNPT/A25...
Source: Journal of Neurologic Physical Therapy - March 28, 2019 Category: Physiotherapy Tags: Research Articles Source Type: research

Trunk Exercises Improve Balance in Parkinson Disease: A Phase II Randomized Controlled Trial
Conclusions: The results of this study suggest that exercise-based interventions targeting trunk strength, endurance, and mobility may be effective for improving quiet-standing balance in people with PD. However, additional research is needed to determine whether these improvements are sufficient to reduce falls risk. Video Abstract available for more insights from the authors (see Video, Supplemental Digital Content 1, available at: http://links.lww.com/JNPT/A254). (Source: Journal of Neurologic Physical Therapy)
Source: Journal of Neurologic Physical Therapy - March 28, 2019 Category: Physiotherapy Tags: Research Articles Source Type: research

Commentary on: “Practice Structure and Locomotor Learning After Stroke”
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Source: Journal of Neurologic Physical Therapy - March 28, 2019 Category: Physiotherapy Tags: Clinical Point of View Source Type: research

Practice Structure and Locomotor Learning After Stroke
Conclusions: The results suggest that variable practice utilizing alternating belt speed ratios does not influence the ability of those with chronic stroke to adapt and retain a novel locomotor pattern. The effects of other forms of variable practice within other locomotor learning paradigms should be explored in those with chronic hemiparesis after stroke. Video Abstract available for more insights from the authors (see the Video, Supplemental Digital Content 1, available at: http://links.lww.com/JNPT/A257). (Source: Journal of Neurologic Physical Therapy)
Source: Journal of Neurologic Physical Therapy - March 28, 2019 Category: Physiotherapy Tags: Research Articles Source Type: research

Mediators and Moderators, Confounders and Covariates: Exploring the Variables That Illuminate or Obscure the “Active Ingredients” in Neurorehabilitation
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Source: Journal of Neurologic Physical Therapy - March 28, 2019 Category: Physiotherapy Tags: Editor's Note Source Type: research

Academy of Neurologic Physical Therapy 2019 Combined Sections Meeting Poster Presentations: Titles and Authors: Poster presentations are grouped by content: Searchable Poster Abstracts are published on-line in PDF format at: www.JNPT.org
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Source: Journal of Neurologic Physical Therapy - January 1, 2019 Category: Physiotherapy Tags: Academy News & Notes Source Type: research

Auditory Cueing for Gait Impairment in Persons With Parkinson Disease: A Pilot Study of Changes in Response With Disease Progression
Conclusions: This pilot study indicates that people with early PD have small benefits from auditory cues and the benefit increases as disease progresses. Early in disease the benefit of cue may come at the cost of increased variability. Therefore, the time to introduce an auditory cue in PD rehabilitation may be important to optimize therapeutic effect. Video Abstract available for more insights from the authors (see Video, Supplemental Digital Content 1, available at: http://links.lww.com/JNPT/A243). (Source: Journal of Neurologic Physical Therapy)
Source: Journal of Neurologic Physical Therapy - January 1, 2019 Category: Physiotherapy Tags: Research Articles Source Type: research

Exercise and Parkinson Disease: Comparing Tango, Treadmill, and Stretching
Conclusions: Contrary to our hypotheses, only treadmill improved forward walking, while backward walking improved with treadmill and stretching. Future research should examine combinations of exercises with a focus on optimizing dosing and examining whether specific characteristics of people with PD correlate with different types of exercise. Video Abstract available for more insights from the authors (see Video, Supplemental Digital Content 1, available at: http://links.lww.com/JNPT/A237). (Source: Journal of Neurologic Physical Therapy)
Source: Journal of Neurologic Physical Therapy - January 1, 2019 Category: Physiotherapy Tags: Research Articles Source Type: research

A High-Intensity Exercise Boot Camp for Persons With Parkinson Disease: A Phase II, Pragmatic, Randomized Clinical Trial of Feasibility, Safety, Signal of Efficacy, and Disease Mechanisms
Background and Purpose: The feasibility, safety, and efficacy of a high-intensity multimodal exercise program (aerobic, strengthening, and balance training) have not been well vetted in persons with Parkinson disease (PD). Thus, the primary aim was to determine whether a high-intensity multimodal exercise boot camp (HIBC) was both feasible and safe in persons with PD. The secondary aim was to determine whether the program would produce greater benefit than a usual care, low-intensity exercise program (UC). An exploratory aim was to determine whether these programs affected putative disease-modifying mechanisms. Methods:...
Source: Journal of Neurologic Physical Therapy - January 1, 2019 Category: Physiotherapy Tags: Research Articles Source Type: research

Determinants of Dual-Task Training Effect Size in Parkinson Disease: Who Will Benefit Most?
Background and Purpose: Dual-task interventions show positive effects in people with Parkinson disease (PD), but it remains unclear which factors determine the size of these benefits. As a secondary analysis of the DUALITY trial, the aim of this study was to assess the determinants of the effect size after 2 types of dual-task practice. Methods: We randomly allocated 121 participants with PD to receive either integrated or consecutive dual-task training. Dual-task walking performance was assessed during (i) a backward digit span task (digit), (ii) an auditory Stroop task (Stroop), and (iii) a functional mobile phone t...
Source: Journal of Neurologic Physical Therapy - January 1, 2019 Category: Physiotherapy Tags: Research Articles Source Type: research

Exercise and Parkinson Disease: Comparing Tango, Treadmill, and Stretching
Conclusions: Contrary to our hypotheses, only treadmill improved forward walking, while backward walking improved with treadmill and stretching. Future research should examine combinations of exercises with a focus on optimizing dosing and examining whether specific characteristics of people with PD correlate with different types of exercise. Video Abstract available for more insights from the authors (see Video, Supplemental Digital Content 1, available at: http://links.lww.com/JNPT/A237). (Source: Journal of Neurologic Physical Therapy)
Source: Journal of Neurologic Physical Therapy - January 1, 2019 Category: Physiotherapy Tags: Research Articles Source Type: research

A High-Intensity Exercise Boot Camp for Persons With Parkinson Disease: A Phase II, Pragmatic, Randomized Clinical Trial of Feasibility, Safety, Signal of Efficacy, and Disease Mechanisms
Background and Purpose: The feasibility, safety, and efficacy of a high-intensity multimodal exercise program (aerobic, strengthening, and balance training) have not been well vetted in persons with Parkinson disease (PD). Thus, the primary aim was to determine whether a high-intensity multimodal exercise boot camp (HIBC) was both feasible and safe in persons with PD. The secondary aim was to determine whether the program would produce greater benefit than a usual care, low-intensity exercise program (UC). An exploratory aim was to determine whether these programs affected putative disease-modifying mechanisms. Methods:...
Source: Journal of Neurologic Physical Therapy - January 1, 2019 Category: Physiotherapy Tags: Research Articles Source Type: research

Determinants of Dual-Task Training Effect Size in Parkinson Disease: Who Will Benefit Most?
Background and Purpose: Dual-task interventions show positive effects in people with Parkinson disease (PD), but it remains unclear which factors determine the size of these benefits. As a secondary analysis of the DUALITY trial, the aim of this study was to assess the determinants of the effect size after 2 types of dual-task practice. Methods: We randomly allocated 121 participants with PD to receive either integrated or consecutive dual-task training. Dual-task walking performance was assessed during (i) a backward digit span task (digit), (ii) an auditory Stroop task (Stroop), and (iii) a functional mobile phone t...
Source: Journal of Neurologic Physical Therapy - January 1, 2019 Category: Physiotherapy Tags: Research Articles Source Type: research

Call for Academy of Neurologic Physical Therapy Leadership Nominations
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Source: Journal of Neurologic Physical Therapy - December 14, 2018 Category: Physiotherapy Tags: Academy News & Notes Source Type: research

Academy of Neurologic Physical Therapy 2019 Combined Sections Meeting Poster Presentations: Titles and AuthorsPoster presentations are grouped by content Searchable Poster Abstracts are published on-line in PDF format atwww.JNPT.org
No abstract available (Source: Journal of Neurologic Physical Therapy)
Source: Journal of Neurologic Physical Therapy - December 14, 2018 Category: Physiotherapy Tags: Academy News & Notes Source Type: research