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RUSK Insights on Rehabilitation Medicine

RUSK Insights on Rehabilitation Medicine is a top podcast featuring interviews with faculty and staff of RUSK Rehabilitation as well as leaders from other rehabilitation programs around the country. These podcasts are being offered by RUSK, one of the top rehabilitation centers in the world. Your host for these interviews is Dr. Tom Elwood. He will take you behind the scenes to look at what is transpiring in the exciting world of rehabilitation research and clinical services through the eyes of those involved in making dynamic breakthroughs in health care.
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May 31, 2017

Gianna Locascio is from the NYU Lutheran Department of Neurology where she is the Director of Pediatric Neuropsychology. She holds an appointment as Clinical Assistant Professor of Neurology, NYU School of Medicine. For many years, Dr. Locascio has been actively involved in training neuropsychology externs, interns and post-doctoral fellows, as well as supervising and mentoring neuropsychologists through board certification. She has authored or co-authored several articles and chapters, and currently is editor of an upcoming book on cognitive rehabilitation in pediatric neurological disorders. She earned her doctorate in Psychology at Rutgers University. She completed an internship in Child Clinical/Pediatric Psychology at the University of Miami School of Medicine, followed by a fellowship in Pediatric Neuropsychology at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine & the Kennedy Krieger Institute. At Kennedy Krieger she served as a neuropsychologist and Director of the institute's American Psychological Association-approved Continuing Education Program.  She is board-certified in Clinical Neuropsychology and Pediatric Neuropsychology and is a New Jersey Certified School Psychologist.

May 24, 2017

Marie Newkirk is a senior physical therapist practicing in acute care at NYU Langone Medical Center. She currently works in the Neurological ICU and the stroke step down unit. Prior to that she worked on the transplant and women's floor where she routinely saw patients after mastectomy and reconstructive surgeries. She also has experience working in the Women's Health outpatient physical therapy department where she would see patients post-mastectomy and reconstruction after they were discharged from the hospital. She has worked with the interdisciplinary team to create a presentation for nursing on Stroke Education Across a Continuum of Care and has given in-services to nursing on safe patient handling. She recently became named to the board for a non for profit organization called Keeping Us Abreast, an organization for women who have undergone or are considering reconstructive surgery. Her doctorate in physical therapy is from the University of Scranton. In this interview, Marie discusses: Roles a physical therapist plays in working with patients who experience a mastectomy and reconstructive surgery; treating patients who would benefit from reducing arm size resulting from lymphedema; for patients who will undergo breast surgery, how their preoperative level of activity can influence recovery after surgery; many other topics.

May 17, 2017

Dr. Prin Amorapanth is a clinical instructor and a member of the research faculty at Rusk. His fellowship in brain trauma at NYU Langone Medical Center provided him with training in the rehabilitation and management of patients with a wide range of acquired brain injuries in multiple settings. His long-term goals include leveraging developments in neuroimaging and neuroplasticity to deliver focused interventions to patients with an acquired brain injury. He is certified by the American Board of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation. His medical degree and PhD are from the University of Pennsylvania. He completed his residency training in rehabilitation medicine at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago.

May 10, 2017

This interview features a panel of guests from the Rusk Lumbar Spine Symposium. Four of the participants are from the NYU Langone Medical Center. They are: Dr. Michael D’Agati--Clinical Specialist of Physical Therapy, he is the current Chair of the NYU Rusk Physical Therapy Research Committee. Board Certified in Orthopedics, he is pursuing a second doctorate from Rutgers University. Dr. Mia Palazzo-- Program Manager, Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy and Sport Performance Center, is Board Certified in Orthopedics. Her doctorate is from Temple University. Dr. James Koo-- Supervisor of Physical Therapy, also is Board Certified in Orthopedics. His doctorate is from New York University. Dr. William Oswald-- Supervisor of Physical Therapy, received a diploma in Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy through the McKenzie Institute International. Guest faculty Dr. Chad Cook-- Program Director of the Doctor of Physical Therapy Program at Duke University, is a recent winner of the top educator award for the American Physical Therapy Association. His doctorate is from Texas Tech University.

In Part 1 of this interview was on: why clinician's may not feel confident treating patients with back pain; and Dr. Mia Palazzo's comments on how clinical practice guidelines are being translated into improved patient outcomes.

Part 2 consisted of comments by Dr. Chad Cook on how medicine as an art and a science applies to the management of low back pain; comments by Dr. James Koo on how clinicians indicate that 90% of the diagnostic process is from the history; and comments by Dr. William Oswald on the important aspects of a low back pain examination and possible treatment strategies.

May 3, 2017

This interview features a panel of guests from the Rusk Lumbar Spine Symposium. Four of the participants are from the NYU Langone Medical Center. They are: Dr. Michael D’Agati--Clinical Specialist of Physical Therapy, he is the current Chair of the NYU Rusk Physical Therapy Research Committee. Board Certified in Orthopedics, he is pursuing a second doctorate from Rutgers University. Dr. Mia Palazzo-- Program Manager, Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy and Sport Performance Center, is Board Certified in Orthopedics. Her doctorate is from Temple University. Dr. James Koo-- Supervisor of Physical Therapy, also is Board Certified in Orthopedics. His doctorate is from New York University. Dr. William Oswald-- Supervisor of Physical Therapy, received a diploma in Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy through the McKenzie Institute International. Guest faculty Dr. Chad Cook-- Program Director of the Doctor of Physical Therapy Program at Duke University, is a recent winner of the top educator award for the American Physical Therapy Association. His doctorate is from Texas Tech University.

In Part 1 of this interview was on: why clinician's may not feel confident treating patients with back pain; Dr. Michael D’Agati discussed how low back pain has become a medical disaster; and Dr. Mia Palazzo's comments on how clinical practice guidelines are being translated into improved patient outcomes.

Part 2 consisted of comments by Dr. Chad Cook on how medicine as an art and a science applies to the management of low back pain; comments by Dr. James Koo on how clinicians indicate that 90% of the diagnostic process is from the history; and comments by Dr. William Oswald on the important aspects of a low back pain examination and possible treatment strategies.

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