Stephen Page, PhD, director of research
and assistant professor in the Department of Physical Medicine and
Rehabilitation (PM&R), recently edited two special issues of
leading rehabilitation journals. The first, released in October 2004,
was the annual supplement to The American Journal of Physical Medicine
and Rehabilitation--one of the leading PM&R medical journals. The
issue, titled "Spasticity Management: Concepts, Applications, and
Prospects," accumulated presentations and papers by some of the world's
leading experts on spasticity management in neurologic disease who
participated in a spasticity management conference held at the UC
College of Medicine in April 2003. Authors included UC faculty members
Thomas Watanabe, MD, and Douglas Kinnett, MD.
"This special issue summarizes our
group's ongoing clinical work and research in spasticity management at
Drake Center and Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, and
will hopefully guide spasticity research and clinical practices for
years to come," says Dr. Page.
Dr. Page also edited the winter 2005
issue of Topics in Stroke Rehabilitation--a leading, interdisciplinary
journal concentrating on new discoveries in stroke rehabilitation. The
issue, due to be released in February 2005, will focus on applications
of exercise in the stroke population.
"Many of the stroke patients that we see
are extremely deconditioned, which creates many secondary conditions
and causes further disability," says Dr. Page. "Ironically, this can be
prevented through regular exercise, and there is some evidence that
some exercise regimens may induce neuroplasticity and motor recovery.
This issue covers some of these new applications."