The Academy of Neurologic Physical Therapy Spinal Cord Injury Special Interest Group (SCI SIG) is a component of the American Physical Therapy Association. The mission of the SCI SIG is to optimize rehabilitation and maximize participation of persons with spinal cord injuries and disorders (SCI/D) as active members of their communities. The SCI SIG is comprised of physical therapists, physical therapist assistants, and students in physical therapy programs who share knowledge and expertise, assemble and publicize resources, and discuss, interpret, and disseminate evidence about SCI/D rehabilitation.
Spinal Cord Injury SIG: Interview with Andrew Smith about MRI and SCI Prognosis - Episode 1
The Discussions in Spinal Cord Injury Science (DiSCIS) interview with Andrew Smith, PT, DPT, PhD is about his 2018 study, "Lateral Corticospinal Tract Damage Correlates with Motor Output in Incomplete Spinal Cord Injury." Click here for Smith AC, Weber KA, O'Dell DR, Parrish TB, Wasielewski M, Elliott JM. Lateral corticospinal tract damage correlates with motor output in incomplete spinal cord injury. Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2018;99:660-666.
Spinal Cord Injury SIG: Discussion on Neuromodulation with Dr. Monica Perez - Episode 2
In this episode of Discussions in Spinal Cord Injury Science (DiSCIS), Rachel Tappan, PT, DPT interviews Dr. Monica Perez, Scientific Chair of Arms and Hands Lab at the Shirley Ryan Ability Lab in Chicago. The discussion focuses on neuromodulation and Dr. Perez's work. For further reading, check out: Christiansen L, Perez MA. Targeted-plasticity in the corticospinal tract after human spinal cord injury. Neurotherapeutics. 2018;15:618-627.
Spinal Cord Injury SIG: Interview with Candy Tefertiller about Transcutaneous Electrical Spinal Cord Stimulation - Episode 3
In this episode of Discussions in Spinal Cord Injury Science (DiSCIS), we interview Candy Tefertiller, PT, DPT, PhD, NCS about Transcutaneous Electrical Spinal Cord Stimulation. For more information, refer to: Taccola G, et al. And yet it moves: recovery of volitional control after spinal cord injury. Prog Neurobiol. 2018;160:64-81.
Spinal Cord Injury SIG: Interview with Milap Sandhu about Acute Intermittent Hypoxia - Episode 7
In this episode, we talk to Milap Sandhu, PT, PhD about Acute Intermittent Hypoxia and drug-induced neuromodulation and the results of his recent paper: Sandhu MS,Gray E, Kocherginsky M, Jayaraman A, Mitchell GS, Rymer WZ. Prednisolone pretreatment enhances intermittent hypoxia-induced plasticity in persons with chronic incomplete spinal cord injury. Neurorehabil Neural Repair. 2019;33:911-921.
The Spinal Cord Injury Special Interest Group is part of the Academy of Neurologic Physical Therapy - www.neuropt.org.
Spinal Cord Injury SIG: Bonus Conversation with Kathleen Martin Ginis about Behavior Change Theory
In this episode, we continue our conversation with Dr. Kathleen Martin Ginis as we chat about behavior change theory: the Health Action Process Approach (HAPA) , the Behavior Change Wheel, and why the Transtheoretical Model of Change is old news.
The Spinal Cord Injury Special Interest Group is part of the Academy of Neurologic Physical Therapy – www.neuropt.org
Spinal Cord Injury SIG: Interview with Kathleen Martin Ginis about the International SCI Exercise Guidelines
In this episode of DiSCIS, we talk to Dr. Kathleen Martin Ginis about her paper: Hoekstra F, McBride CB, Borisoff J, Fetterly MJ, Ginis S, Latimer-Cheung AE, Ma JK, Maffin J, Mah L, West CR, Willms R, Martin Ginis KA. Translating the international spinal cord injury exercise guidelines into community and clinical practice guidelines: a Canadian evidence-informed resource. Spinal Cord. 2020;58:647-657.
The Spinal Cord Injury Special Interest Group is part of the Academy of Neurologic Physical Therapy - www.neuropt.org