Two themes emerge in this month's PTJ, says Editor in Chief Rebecca Craik, PT, PhD, FAPTA, in her January Craikcast. The first theme, which reflects back on PTJ's December 2011 Special Issue on Advances in Disability
Research, calls for physical therapists to go beyond measurements of
impairments and consider other variables when evaluating outcomes following
interventions. Craik notes that 4 papers in the current issue "certainly
have gone beyond the impairment level in looking at outcome measures." The
second theme, motor control and motor learning, can be found in articles on
intermanual transfer in patients with upper-limb amputation, body-scaling, and
mastering motivation in toddlers.