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Tracking physical activity after surgery.

Hosting his first episode of the PTJ Podcast, newly appointed Editor-in-Chief Steven George interviews Hiral Master and Kristen Archer about the development of their study on wearable technology, which was published in the PTJ special issue on Advances in Rehabilitation Technology. They discuss what makes a high-quality feasibility and acceptability study, the importance of choosing a primary outcome, and how researchers can use step counts as a goal-setting measure for tracking volumes of physical activity. Master and Archer are co-authors of the article "Combining Wearable Technology and Telehealth Counseling for Rehabilitation After Lumbar Spine Surgery: Feasibility and Acceptability of a Physical Activity Intervention."

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Steven George, PT, PhD, FAPTA, is editor-in-chief of PTJ: Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation Journal and Laszlo Ormandy Distinguished Professor in Orthopaedic Surgery, vice chair of research in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, and therapeutic area lead in Musculoskeletal and Surgical Sciences, Duke Clinical Research Institute, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina, USA.

Hiral Master, PT, PhD, MPH, is a senior scientist at the Vanderbilt Institute for Clinical and Translational Research, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, Tennessee, USA.

Kristin Archer, PhD, DPT, is a professor in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Center for Musculoskeletal Research, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, Tennessee, USA.

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