The Academy of Neurologic Physical Therapy Degenerative Disease Special Interest Group (DDSIG) is a component of the American Physical Therapy Association. The DDSIG is comprised of physical therapists, physical therapist assistants, and students in physical therapy programs that have an interest in neurodegenerative disorders including Parkinson's disease, multiple sclerosis, amyotropic lateral sclerosis, Huntington's disease, and others. The DDSIG provides a forum to discuss advances in practice and the challenges of providing care for individuals with neurodegenerative disease. They are a valuable networking tool to help researchers, educators, and clinicians in the area of neurodegenerative disorders connect, share ideas, and learn from leaders in the field.
Degenerative Diseases SIG: Models of Care in Physical Therapy with Terry Ellis - Episode 1
In our first episode of 4D: Deep Dive into Degenerative Diseases podcast, we talk to Dr. Terry Ellis about alternate models for delivery of care in PT for people with degenerative diseases.
Degenerative Diseases SIG: Dual Task with Nora Fritz - Episode 2
In this episode of 4D: Deep Dive into Degenerative Diseases podcast, we talk to Dr. Nora Fritz about the assessment of dual task ability and treatment strategies for dual task conditions in people with neurodegenerative diseases. Nora also explains some of her up and coming neuroimaging studies in people with MS and telerehab for people with MS.
Degenerative Diseases SIG: Motor Learning in Parkinson's Disease with Lee Dibble - Episode 3
In this episode of 4D: Deep Dive into Degenerative Diseases podcast, our host Parm Padgett talks to Dr. Lee Dibble from the University of Utah about motor learning in people with Parkinson’s Disease and other neurodegenerative diseases. Our discussion centers around how motor learning applies to balance tasks, including reactive balance. We also review the research about the impact of medication on motor learning.
Degenerative Diseases SIG: Expertise in Neurologic Physical Therapy with Evan Cohen - Bonus Episode
Check out a quick snip-it from our conversation with Evan Cohen that didn't make it into Podcast #4!
Degenerative Diseases SIG: Fatigue and Fatigability with Evan Cohen - Episode 4
In our fourth episode of 4D: Deep Dive into Degenerative Diseases podcast, we talk to Dr. Evan Cohen about his work in people with multiple sclerosis and its application to other degenerative diseases regarding assessment and treatment of fatigability.
Degenerative Diseases SIG: PT Movement Disorders Fellowship & Private Neurologic PT Practice with Julie Hershberg - Episode 5
In our fifth episode of 4D: Deep Dive into Degenerative Diseases podcast, we talk to Dr. Julie Hershberg, who with her company Re+active PT, started the first ever PT Movement Disorders Fellowship. Julie also tells us about her journey opening her private neurological PT practice in the Los Angeles area, and talks about using social media and online education to enhance collaboration between neurologic physical therapists.
This is a great podcast showcasing up to date research across the field!