Monday, December 03, 2012 PTJ Publishes First Part of Special Series on Rehabilitation and Critical Care PTJ's December issue features the Special Series on Rehabilitation for People With Critical Illness: Taking the Next Steps. Editorials by Editor-in-Chief Rebecca Craik, PT,PhD, and guest coeditors Patricia Ohtake, PT, PhD, Dale Strasser, MD, and Dale Needham, MD, PhD, introduce the special series. The special series will be published in 2 issues—December 2012 and February 2013. The series presents recent advances in managing critical illness across the continuum of care, from the intensive care unit (ICU) to the community setting. The series also raises awareness of the essential role that physical therapists and rehabilitation and critical care professionals play in this growing patient population. The articles in the December issue showcase important research conducted by established authors in the field, including physical therapists from across the United States and from Australia. In February 2013, articles will highlight innovative quality improvement initiatives, discuss key considerations for the profession, illustrate educational strategies, and describe novel cases.