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Journal Club

The Practice Committee provides the Journal club in the form of a quarterly article and completed review designed for clinicians to utilize with colleagues at a meeting at their clinics.  The topics are organized by Special Interest Group and additional articles and reviews are provided by neurologic physical therapy residents involved in  the Neurologic Physical Therapy Professional Education Consortium program.  Please help us improve the Journal Club by filling out the survey below.

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Articles for Review

August 2016: Spinal Cord Injury SIG

Yang A, Asselin P, Knezevic S,  Kornfeld S, Spungen A (2015). Assessment of In-Hospital Walking Velocity and Level of Assistance in a Powered Exoskeleton in Persons with Spinal Cord Injury. Topics in Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation, 21(2), 100-109. DOI: 10.1310/sci2102-100.

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November 2015: Assistive Technology/Seating & Wheeled Mobility SIG

Guerette, P., Furumasu, J., & Tefft, D. (2013). The positive effects of early powered mobility on children's psychosocial and play skills. Assistive Technology, 25(1), 39-48. DOI: 10.1080/10400435.2012.685824.

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October 2015: Vestibular SIG

Chen P. Y., Hsieh W. L., Wei S. H., Kao C. L. (2012). Interactive wiimote gaze stabilization exercise training system for patients with vestibular hypofunction. J. Neuroeng. Rehabil. 9 7710.1186/1743-0003-9-77.

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September 2015: Stroke SIG

Sharp, Shelley A and Brouwer, Brenda J. "Isokinetic strength training of the hemiparetic knee: effects on function and spasticity." Arch Phys Med Rehabil 78 (1997): 1231-1236.

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July 2015: Spinal Cord Injury SIG

Harvey L, Ristev D, Ben M, et al. Training unsupported sitting does not improve ability to sit in people with recently acquired paraplegia: a randomized trial. Journal Of Physiotherapy. 2011;57(2):83‐90.

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June 2015: Neurologic Physical Therapy Professional Education Consortium

Ilg W, Synofzik M, Brötz D, Burkard S, Giese M, Schöls L. Intensive coordinative training improves motor performance in degenerative cerebellar disease. Neurology. December 1, 2009;73(22):1823-1830.

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May 2015: Degenerative Diseases SIG

Cruickshank TM, Thompson JA, Dominguez JF, Reyes AP, Bynevelt M, Georgiou-Karistianis N, Barker RA, Ziman MR. The effect of multidisciplinary rehabilitation on brain structure and cognition in Huntington’s disease: an exploratory study. Brain and Behavior. 2015; 5(2): e00312. doi: 10.1002/brb3.312.

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March 2015: Neurologic Physical Therapy Professional Education Consortium

Kattah JC, Talkad AV, Wang DZ, et al. HINTS to diagnose stroke in the acute vestibular syndrome: three-step bedside oculomotor examination more sensitive than early MRI diffusion-weighted imaging. Stroke 2009;40:3504-10..

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March 2015: Brain Injury SIG

Effects of traumatic brain injury on locomotor adaptation. Vasudevan EV, Glass RN, Packel AT. JNPT. 2014;38:172-181.

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January 2015: Balance and Falls SIG

Cell phone based balance trainer. Lee BC, Kim J, Chen S, Sienko KH. J Neuroeng Rehabil. 2012 Feb 8;9(1):10. doi: 10.1186/1743-0003-9-10.

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July 2014: Vestibular SIG

Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo Associated With Meniere's Disease: Epidemiological, Pathophysiologic, Clinical, and Therapeutic Aspects. Dimitrios G. Balatsouras, MD; Panayotis Ganelis, MD; Andreas Aspris, MD; Nicolas C. Economou, MD; Antonis Moukos, MD; George Koukoutsis, MD. Annals of Otology. Rhinoiogy & Laryngology . 2012. 121(10):682-688.

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July 2014: Neurologic Physical Therapy Professional Education Consortium

Billinger, S., Mattlage, A., Ashenden, A., Lentz, A., & Harter, G. Aerobic exercise in subacute stroke improves cardiovascular health and physical performance. Journal of Neurologic Physical Therapy, 2012, 36, 159-165.

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Boyd L, Winstein C. Explicit information interferes with implicit motor learning of both continuous and discrete movement tasks after stroke. J Neurol Phys Ther. 2006;30(2):46-57.

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May 2014: Neurologic Physical Therapy Professional Education Consortium

van Nimwegen M, Speelman AD, Overeem S, van de Warrenburg BP, Smulders K, Dontje ML, et al. Promotion of physical activity and fitness in sedentary patients with Parkinson's disease: randomised controlled trial. Bmj. 2013; 346: f576

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April 2014:  Neurologic Physical Therapy Professional Education Consortium

Reisman D, Kesar T, Perumal R, et al. Time course of functional and biomechanical improvements during a gait training intervention in persons with chronic stroke. J Neurol Phys Ther 2013; 37: 159-165.

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January 2014: Neurologic Physical Therapy Professional Education Consortium

Dal Bello-Haas V, Florence J, Kloos A, Scheirbecker J, Lopate G, Hayes S, Pioro E, Mitsumoto H. A randomized controlled trial of resistance exercise in individual with ALS. Neurology. 2007;68:2003-2007.

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Mulroy SJ, Eberly VJ, Gronely JK, Weiss W, Newsam C J. Effect of AFO design on walking after stroke: impact of ankle plantar flexion contracture. Prosthetics and orthotics international. 2010;34(3):277-292.

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Since 2010, the Neurologic Physical Therapy Professional Education Consortium has provided a didactic learning experience (both online and on-site) to support the development and continuation of Neurologic Physical Therapy Neurologic Residency programs across the country. This year, we are adding an online, interactive journal club to the Consortium; each lead by a resident. These articles and summaries are available for use here as a special feature for the Academy of Neurologic Physical Therapy Journal Club.
December 2013: Spinal Cord Injury SIG

Dudley-Javoroski, S., P.K. Saha, G. Liang, C. Li, Z. Gao, and R.K. Shields. "High Dose Compressive Loads Attenuate Bone Mineral Loss in Humans with Spinal Cord Injury." Osteoporosis International 23 (2012): 2335-346.

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October 2013: Degenerative Diseases SIG 

Dibble LE, Lopez-Lennon C, Lake W, Hoffmeister C & Gappmaier E. Utility of disease-specific measures and clinical balance tests in prediction of falls in persons with Multiple Sclerosis. JNPT 2103;37:99-104.

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July 2013:  Brain Injury SIG

Esquenazi A, Lee S, Packel AT, Braitman L. A randomized comparative study of manually-assisted versus robotic-assisted body weight supported treadmill training in persons with a traumatic brain injury. PM R 2013; 5(4):280-90.

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May 2013: Balance & Falls SIG

Fritz NE, Worstell AM, Kloos AD, Stiles AB, White SE, and Kegelmeyer DA.  Backward walking measures are sensitive to age-related changes in mobility and balance.  Gait and Posture. 2013;37:593-597.

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