An Interdisciplinary Journal
NeuroRehabilitation, an international, interdisciplinary, peer-reviewed journal, publishes manuscripts focused on scientifically based, practical information relevant to all aspects of neurologic rehabilitation. We publish unsolicited papers detailing original work/research that covers the full life span and range of neurological disabilities including stroke, spinal cord injury, traumatic brain injury, neuromuscular disease and other neurological disorders. We also publish thematically organized issues that focus on specific clinical disorders, types of therapy and age groups. Proposals for thematic issues and suggestions for issue editors are welcomed. Readers are encouraged to submit original research which includes experimental investigations or case reports. Reviews of rehabilitation literature will be published as well. Manuscripts are given blind, peer review, and authors are provided with timely, constructive feedback. Publication decisions will be made based on relevance to practice, quality of methodology, and synthesis of findings with existing literature. Additionally, summaries of specially selected Cochrane Systematic Reviews relevant to neurorehabilitation are published in the journal in the Cochrane Corners section.
Nathan D. Zasler, M.D., DABPM&R, FAAPM&R, FACRM, BIM-C, CBIST
Concussion Care Centre of Virginia Ltd. / Tree of Life Services
3721 Westerre Parkway
Suite B, Richmond, VA 23233, USA
Tel.: +1 804 346 1803
Fax: +1 804 346 1956
Dr. Zasler is CEO & Medical Director, Concussion Care Centre of Virginia, Ltd., as well as, CEO & Medical Director, Tree of Life Services, Inc. He is board certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R) and fellowship trained in brain injury. He is an adjunct Professor, VCU Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Richmond, Virginia and an adjunct Associate Professor, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia where he also serves on the UVA Brain Injury and Sports Concussion Institute Professional Advisory Board. Dr. Zasler is also an adjunct Professor in the Graduate School of Psychology, Institute for Neurobehavioral Studies, Touro College, New York, NY. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Disability Evaluating Physicians, and a diplomate of the American Academy of Pain Management. Dr. Zasler has published and lectured extensively on TBI related neuromedical issues including PTHA and is internationally recognized for his work in brain injury medicine. He has published over 150 peer reviewed articles, 50 book chapters and six books, as well as given over 700 neuromedical and associated talks. He currently serves as the Chairperson of the International Brain Injury Association. He is active in local, national and international organizations dealing with acquired brain injury and neurodisability, serving in numerous consultant and board member roles. He serves on numerous journal editorial boards and is co-editor of two peer reviewed international scientific journals: Brain Injury and NeuroRehabilitation. Dr. Zasler is a busy practicing clinician who is involved with community based neurorehabilitation, chronic pain management and international health care consultation, both clinical and medicolegal.
Jeffrey S. Kreutzer, Ph.D., ABPP, FACRM
Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) Medical Center
West Hospital, Room 3-102, 1200 East Broad Street, VCU P.O. Box 980542
Richmond, VA 23298-0542, USA
Tel.: +1 804 828 9055
Fax: +1 804 828 2378
Jeffrey S. Kreutzer, PhD, ABPP, FACRM is the Rosa Schwarz Cifu Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center. A clinician and clinical researcher, he has more than 25 years of post-doctoral clinical care and brain injury research experience. Much of his research has focused on neurobehavioral outcomes, emotional well-being, vocational outcomes, and family response to TBI. He has more 150 peer-reviewed journal publications, a dozen published books, and more than 400 conference presentations. His most recent publication is the Encyclopedia of Clinical Neuropsychology, a 4 volume, 2800 page, major reference work (Springer: New York). He has been elected to fellow status in the American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine, American Psychological Association, and the National Academy of Neuropsychology. A recipient of numerous awards for his work, Dr. Kreutzer was the 2010 winner of the Distinguished Lifetime Contribution to Neuropsychology Award from the National Academy of Neuropsychology.
Melissa Oliver, MS, OTR/L
1201 Broad Rock Blvd
Richmond, VA 23249, USA
Tel.: +1 804 675 5000 ext. 2134
Melissa Oliver, Managing Editor, is an Occupational Therapist and the Assistive Technology Program Coordinator at McGuire VA Medical Center in Richmond, Virginia. She works assisting active duty personnel and veterans with various diagnosis transition back into their life roles. Ms. Oliver received a baccalaureate degree in Psychology and Business Administration from Mary Washington College in Fredericksburg, Virginia. She spent 5 years of clinical experience in mental health occupational therapy where she developed a wellness program for acute rehabilitation, home evaluation as part of discharge protocol and developed a sensory program for the geriatric populations. She furthered her clinical skills in working with adults with brain injury in community brain injury program before working within the VA Medical Center system. Ms. Oliver has served in a variety of elected positions in Pi Theta Epsilon (PTE), the National Occupational Therapy Honor Society, including Treasurer for 2 1/2 years and currently as President. Ms. Oliver has served as the Managing Editor of NeuroRehabilitation, an Interdisciplinary Journal for the past several years.
Jordan University of Science and Technology (JUST)
Tel.: +962 (0) 2 7201000
Fax: +962 (0) 2 7095123
Dr. Muhammed Al-Jarrah is a professor of physical therapy. He is currently the Dean of the Faculty of Applied Medical Sciences at Jordan University of Science and Technology. Dr. Al-Jarrah graduated from The University of Kansas Medical Center, USA in 2006. He is American Board Certified in Physical Therapy. Over the last eight years Dr. Al-Jarrah published more than 45 papers in well recognized journals. His research interests have focused on rehabilitation of Parkinson’s disease, stroke, and cerebral palsy. He is currently leading international grants in The Middle East to develop new approaches in the fields of cerebral palsy and stroke rehabilitation.
Noureddin Nakhostin Ansari
Tehran University of Medical Sciences
Department of Physiotherapy, School of Rehabilitation
Enghelab Ave, Pitch-e-shemiran, Tehran-Iran
Tel.: +98 21 77533939
Fax: +98 21 77727009
Noureddin Nakhostin Ansari, PhD, is Professor of Physiotherapy at School of Rehabilitation, Tehran University of Medical Sciences (TUMS). He is currently involved in teaching on various courses at both the under and post-graduate levels. In 2010 Professor Ansari was awarded the Hakim Jorjani Award of outstanding mentoring and teaching by TUMS. He has also been supervisor at both the MSc and PhD levels. Professor Ansari has been the reviewer for International WCPT Congress, an Editorial Board Member and regular or Ad hoc reviewer for various international journals. He has published more than 70 articles on physiotherapy and rehabilitation medicine in high quality journals. In 2011 Professor Ansari was awarded as the outstanding researcher in 17th Razi Research Festival on Medical Sciences by Iran Ministry of Health and Medical Education. Areas of expertise and special interests are Neurological Rehabilitation, Spasticity, Applied Clinical Research, Electrophysical Agents, and Outcomes Research.
Juan Carlos Arango Lasprilla
University of Deusto, Ikerbasque Research
Avenida de las Universidades 24
48007, Bilbao, Spain
Tel.: +34 94 413 90 00 (ext. 3261)
Dr. Juan Carlos Arango is currently Ikerbasque Research professor at the University of Deusto, in Bilbao, Spain. He has received national and international recognitions for his work in the area of brain injury, cultural issues and rehabilitation. Dr. Arango has published more than 130 articles and book chapters. He is well-known both in the US and abroad in his areas of expertise, and has been a guest editor of six special issues in prominent rehabilitation journals. Dr. Arango enjoys teaching and has lectured at more than 40 different universities across the globe.
Lucia Willadino Braga
University of Massachusetts Medical School
55 Lake Ave North
Worcester, MA 01655, USA
Dr. Lucia Willadino Braga is a neuroscientist, researcher, clinician and author with over 40 years’ experience working with children, adolescents and adults with brain injury and its attendant comorbidities. She developed and pioneered a number of neurorehabilitation programs, among them the Family Training Methodology, the MetaCognitive Dimension Program and a context-sensitive intervention model for adults for managing the lifelong impact of ABI/TBI. She was recently appointed to the faculty of the University of Massachusetts Medical School, as a professor in the Psychiatry Department, and is engaged in neurorehabilitation studies with a number of European and American institutions, as well as neuroscientific research, using cutting-edge technology to explore brain plasticity. She is the President of the SARAH Network of Rehabilitation Hospitals, which includes nine hospitals with a total of 1,000 beds, in addition to being a member of the SARAH Board of Governors and founder of its International Neuroscience Centers in Rio de Janeiro and Brasilia. She received the title of docteur honoris causa from the Reims University (France) in 1999 and was appointed by the President of Brazil to the National Order of Scientific Merit. In 2019, she was given the Distinguished Career Award from the International Neuropsychological Society (INS) in recognition of her ‘major, sustained contributions to the field of neuropsychology’. Dr. Braga is on several editorial boards, has published books and book chapters, as well as articles in numerous peer-review journals.
3425 S. Clarkson Street
Englewood, CO 80113, USA
Tel.: +1 303-789-8000
Lester Butt, Ph.D., A.B.P.P., is the Director of the Department of Psychology. He received his doctoral training at The George Washington University (M.Phil. 1970 and Ph.D. 1973) in Clinical Psychology through a National Institute of Mental Health Fellowship. Dr. Butt did his internship and post-doctoral fellowship within the HarvardUniversity Medical School system from 1972-1974. He has worked in the field of Rehabilitation Psychology since beginning at CraigHospital in 1977 and has served as the Director of Psychology since 1987. Dr. Butt is a Diplomate of the American Board of Rehabilitation Psychologists, American Board of Professional Psychology, and serves as Vice-President and President-Elect within their Board of Directors. Additionally, he is a three-time Past President of the American Association of Spinal Cord Injury Psychologists and Social Workers (AASCIPSW) and served on its Board of Directors for ten years. He is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association divisions of Rehabilitation Psychology, Psychotherapy, and Trauma. Dr. Butt has served as a Panel Member for the Consortium of Spinal Cord Medicine, Clinical Practice and Consumer Guidelines for Depression and Individuals with Ventilator Dependency. He is the recipient of the Clinical Performance and Essie Morgan Awards from AASCIPSW. In 2007, he was given the Lifetime Award of Practitioner Excellence by the American Psychological Association’s Division of Rehabilitation Psychology.
David X. Cifu
Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine
1201 East Marshall Street
Richmond, VA 2398, USA
Tel.: +1 (804) 828-9788
Fax: +1 (804) 828-7628
David Cifu, MD is Chairman and Herman J. Flax, MD Professor of the Department of PM&R at the Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine in Richmond,Virginia and National Director of the PM&R program office for the department of Veterans Affairs. He is also the Chief of PM&R Services of the VCU Health System and Executive Director of the VCU Center for Rehabilitation Sciences and Engineering (VCU-CERSE) – a $16 million/year, interdisciplinary research consortium with 65+ research faculty focused on improving knowledge translation and clinical care for individuals with acute and chronic disability. Dr. Cifu graduated from the Boston University School of Medicine 6-Year Medical Program in 1986 and then completed his Internship and Residency (Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation) at the Baylor College of Medicine (Houston,Tx) in 1990. He served on faculty at Baylor in the Departments of PM&R and Restorative Neurology until 1991, and joined VCU/Medical College of Virginia. Since 1992, he has been funded on 27 research grants in the field of Neurologic Rehabilitation, and is PI or Co-PI on 5 current research grants, including the NIDRR TBI Model Systems, the NIH TBI Network Sites projects, and three Department of Defense TBI and PTSD projects. In his 20 years as an academic physiatrist, he has delivered over 400 regional, national and international lectures, and published more than 250 articles, abstracts, and book chapters. He is also a Past President of theAmericanAcademy of PM&R. He has recently co-authored the patient and family focused self-help book “Overcoming Post-Deployment Syndrome: A Six-Step Mission to Health”.
Carl A. Coelho
University of Connecticut, Communication Sciences Department
Storrs, CT 06269
Tel.: +1 860-486-4900
Carl Coelho, PhD is a speech-language pathologist who has worked clinically and conducted research in the area of acquired brain injury for over 30 years. He has published more than 100 scholarly articles and book chapters. Coelho is currently Professor and Head of the Communication Sciences Department at the University of Connecticut. He was also an Associate Investigator on the Vietnam Head Injury Study. He is a Fellow of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, and Past President of the Academy of Neurologic Communication Disorders and Sciences.
University of Seville
Calle San Fernando 4
41004 Sevilla, Spain
Tel.: +34 954 551000
José León-Carrión is professor of Neuropsychology, director of Post-graduate Program in Neuropsychology at the University of Seville, Spain and responsible for the design of the rehabilitation programs at the Center for Brain Injury Rehabilitation (C.RE.CER.), an interdisciplinary center for neurorehabilitation. He is currently vice-chairman of the IBIA executive committee and member of the World Academy for Multidisciplinary Neurotraumatology and the European Brain Injury Society. He serves as a reviewer and consultant for the U.S. Department of Defense Traumatic Brain Injury Grant Program and world-wide. Special focus of research is minimally conscious state.
Lund University, Department of Health Sciences
SE-22100, Lund, Sweden
Tel.: +46 (0)46 222 0000
Fax: +46 (0)46 222 4720
Jan Lexell MD, PhD is Professor of Rehabilitation Medicine and Chair in the Department of Health Sciences at Lund University, Lund and Medical Director and Consultant in the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine at Skåne University Hospital, Lund, Sweden. Professor Lexell is board certified (Sweden) in neurology and rehabilitation medicine. Currently he is scientific secretary of the Swedish Society of Rehabilitation Medicine, Chairman of the Medical Committee in The Swedish Sports Organization for the disabled and Chief Medical Officer for Swedish Paralympic Committee (NPC Sweden), and serves on the Board of Governors in the International Brain Injury Association (IBIA). He also serves on the editorial board of several of the major rehabilitation medicine scientific journals and is currently Senior Editor of PM&R (The Journal of Injury, Function and Rehabilitation), the official scientific journal of the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (AAPM&R).
Stefano Mazzoleni, PhD, MsCE
Department of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology
Polytechnic University of Bari
Via Edoardo Orabona 4, 70126 Bari, Italy
Stefano Mazzoleni received the University degree (Laurea) in Computer Engineering from the University of Pisa (Italy) in 2002 and the Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Genoa (Italy) in 2007. From May 2015 to March 2020 he was Assistant Professor at the BioRobotics Institute of Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna of Pisa (Italy). Currently he is tenure-track Assistant Professor at the Department of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology of Polytechnic University of Bari (Italy) and Research Affiliate at Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna of Pisa. In 2005 he received the “Student Travel Award” at the IEEE 9th International Conference on Rehabilitation Robotics in Chicago, USA. From January 2011 to March 2020 he was Head of the joint “Rehabilitation Bioengineering Laboratory” between Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna and “Auxilium Vitae” Rehabilitation Centre in Volterra (Italy).
His research interests include rehabilitation robotics, bioengineering, human-machine interfaces, motor control, motor recovery, human-robot interaction, e-health applications. He is an author of more than 120 scientific publications in peer-reviewed journals and international conferences. He is a member of several Editorial Boards of international scientific journals in the fields of robotics, rehabilitation, bioengineering and automation. He is a member of the IEEE Robotics and Automation Society (IEEE RAS), IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBS), IEEE Brain Community, Italian Society of Neurological Rehabilitation (SIRN), Bioengineering National Group (GNB) and National Institute for Robotics and Intelligent Machines (I-RIM). He is furthermore a member of a research group in Neurobioethics coordinated by the Ateneo Pontificio Regina Apostolorum in Rome, Italy.
School of Psychology
University of New South Wales
Tel.: +61 (02) 93853029
Professor Skye McDonald is a world leader in understanding social cognitive disorders after brain injury. She has published over 180 peer reviewed journal articles, 27 book chapters, 3 books, 140 conference presentations with an H index of 46 (Scopus; Aug 2020) and 6,600+ citations. Professor McDonald has supervised 100 research students at post-doctoral, doctoral, masters and honours levels.
She leads a NHMRC Centre of Research Excellence in Brain Recovery that fosters collaboration amongst Australia’s leading researchers in brain injury rehabilitation, research translation, policy development and training for early career researchers. Professor McDonald has a substantial record of grant procurement (over $10 million 2000-2020), editorial and peer review activities and collaborations, and is regularly invited to speak at national/international meetings (e.g. 2019: Rio De Janeiro; 2017: Copenhagen, Buenos Aires; 2016: London, Macau). She is currently President of the International Neuropsychological Society (term: 2019-2021).
Professor McDonald has research interests in understanding the cognitive and physiological mechanism underpinning social cognition, emotion and interpersonal behaviour in both normal adults and people with traumatic brain injury. Her interests span theory development, the development of ecologically valid assessments and the development of remediation and intervention programs.
Joukje van der Naalt
Department of Neurology, Faculty of Medical Sciences
University Medical Centre Groningen
Groningen, The Netherlands
Professor Joukje van der Naalt is appointed at the Department of Neurology, University Medical Centre Groningen, The Netherlands. Her scientific and clinical expertise concerns the field of neurotraumatology. Her main focus of research is the determination of early predictors for long term outcome after TBI, in particular frontal dysfunction and behaviour. She has contributed to several Multidisciplinary Guidelines on Management of TBI and ABI. As clinician she is involved in care for patients at the ED, ICU and the post-concussion clinic. As member of the steering committee of the Dutch Brain Foundation has contributed to the development of a Standard of Care for TBI. She initiated and chairs a multidisciplinary care network for TBI professionals in the Northern Netherlands. Another area of interest is the detection of cerebral dysfunction with imaging techniques like perfusion-CT and (f)MRI. She is involved in (inter)national research projects and is program leader of a multi-center follow-study on mild TBI (UPFRONT-study) and elderly patients with mild TBI (ReCONNECT-study) in The Netherlands. Various peer-reviewed journal papers have been published within the topic of neurotraumatology. Member of the scientific committee of the IBIA.
John H. Olver
Monash University, Department of Medicine
Richmond, Victoria 3800
Tel.: +61 3 9905 4301
Fax: +61 3 9905 4302
John Olver, MB,BS, M.D.(Melb), FAFRM (RACP),Consultant Physician in Rehabilitation Medicine, is Professor in Rehabilitation Medicine in the Department of Medicine at Monash University. He is Director of Rehabilitation at Epworth Healthcare, Melbourne, Australia, where he is also Manager of the Epworth Rehabilitation Acquired Brain Injury Programme. In 2008 he was appointed as Chairman of the Clinical Institute of Rehabilitation, Psychiatry and Pain Management at Epworth HealthCare and in 2009 was appointed to the Victor Smorgon Chair of Rehabilitation Medicine, Epworth HealthCare and Monash University. He is Director of the Epworth-Monash Rehabilitation Medicine Research Unit, the medical research arm of Epworth HealthCare Rehabilitation. Professor Olver’s main research interest and a focus of publication concerns the outcomes following traumatic brain injury, through an ongoing prospective long term outcome study conducted at Epworth Rehabilitation and now in its 25th year. His doctoral thesis on balance deficits following traumatic brain injury was presented in 2000. He is on the editorial boards of one national and two international medical journals, is past-President of the Australasian Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine, a member of theAmericanAcademy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and is a member of the President’s Cabinet of the International Society of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine. Professor Olver is on the Council of the World Neurological Rehabilitation Federation (WFNR) and Convenor of the 2012 Melbourne WFNR Scientific Conference Committee.
Mayowa Ojo Owolabi
Faculty of Clinical Sciences
University of Ibadan
Mayowa Ojo Owolabi MBBS, Cert. Epid. & Glob. Health (Dundee), MSc, Dr.Med (Berlin), FMCP, FAAN, FANA, FAS, is Professor of Neurology and Dean of the Faculty of Clinical Sciences at the University of Ibadan, Nigeria. He is an innovative scientist with several inventions including the Seed of Life Model; HRQOLISP, a multiculturally-validated quality of life measure for stroke, available in many languages globally in several versions and languages; stroke quadrangle; stroke severity scale; stroke recovery spiral; cervical vertigo tetrad; and implementation cycle. He is an entrepreneur and scholar with a stroke phenotyping software patent and over 255 publications in peer reviewed journals. His first landmark publication, ‘Mapping Africa’s way into prominence in the field of Neurology’ got the attention of the WFN in 2007. His research covers vascular neurology, neurorehabilitation, and genomic epidemiology. He leads two NIH funded grants: SIREN, the largest study of stroke in Africa, >8000 subjects and discovered novel risk factors for stroke on the continent; and THRIVES, the first RCT of multipronged intervention to improve BP after stroke in Africa. He is the pioneer Chair of the largest consortium investigating cardiovascular diseases in Africa with >55,000 subjects.
University of Hail
Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
Tel.: +966 507812852
Dr. Shahanawaz Syed works as an Assistant Professor at the College of Applied Medical Sciences, Department of Physical Therapy, University of Hail, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. He presently serves as an editorial board member for 34 international and national journals. He has received awards from prestigious organizations in India such as the All India Institute of Medical Sciences and Rehabilitation Society of Physical Therapists India. He has published 18 research articles in various national and international journals and has also written four books. He was honored by the ASIA Book of Records and India Book of Records as Member of Most of the Editorial Boards of Health Science Journals. He also received the “100 Most Dedicated Professors” award at the World Education Congress in 2019 and was honored by Daily News Analysis as the Best Professor In Neurology Studies. He has served as an organizing secretary, organizing committee member and scientific member for various International conferences across the globe, such as PGCON 2017 in India, the Annual Meeting on Neuroscience and Neurology 2019 in Australia, and the 4th World Congress and Expo on Dementia and Neuroscience 2019 in Malaysia. His research interests include stroke, cerebral palsy, neuroplasticity and electrodiagnostic studies.
Barry S. Willer
Univesity at Buffalo, Department of Psychiatry
G96 Farber Hall
3435 Main Street
Buffalo, NY 14214, USA
Tel.: +1 (716) 829-2300
Dr. Willer received his PhD in Psychology from York University (Canada) in 1975. Since this time he has been a Professor of the medical school of the State University of New York at Buffalo. His research interests have focused on psychological and social issues associated with traumatic brain injury. He authored the Community Integration Questionnaire, which is internationally recognized for assessment of participation. Dr. Willer was lead author of the first return to play guidelines after concussion adopted by the International Olympics Association. He currently heads a team of researchers examining emotional regulation following brain injury.
Sun Yat-Sen University, Department of Rehabilitation Medicine
No. 135, Xingang Xi Road
Guangzhou, 510275, P.R. China
Tiebin YAN, M.D., Ph.D, Professor & Head of the department of Rehabilitation Medicine, Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hospital, Sun Yat-sen University, Gunagzhou, China.
Main research areas: neurorehabiltation including stroke TBI, SCI periphery nerve injury and musculoskeletal disorders such as neck and should pain, low back pain.
Member, International Society of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine
President, Rehabilitation Therapy of Chinese Association of Rehabilitation Medicine
Vice-President, Chinese Society of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
President, Guangdong Association of Rehabilitation Medicine
Associated Chief-in-Editors, Chinese Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Chinese Journal of Rehabilitation
Chief editor in 20 books in Chinese, 1st or correspondence author in over 100 papers in Chinese 11 in English Journals.
Joshua H. You
Yonsei University, Department of Physical Therapy
Bakwoon Kwan RM#233, Yonsei Dae-Kil, Wonju City 220-710
Kangwon-Do, Republic of Korea
Tel.: +82 (0)33-760-2476
Fax: +82 (0)33-760-2496
Dr. Joshua You is a professor at the Department of Physical Therapy, Director of Sports & Fitness Center for Children with Disabilities, Director of Health, Wellness, & Prevention in Movement Impairments Across the Life Span, and Director of Robotics and Virtual Reality in Rehabilitation as well as, Research Director, P&S Mechanics, Inc. He is board certified in Physical Therapy and specialized in Neurorehabilitation, Neuroimaging, and Sports Physical Therapy and Fitness. He has recently been awarded “President’s Awards for Research Excellence” at Yonsei University. He has demonstrated a consistent record of publication, with more than 50 publications in internationally peer-reviewed journals, 3 book chapters and 3 books, as well as given over 50 physical therapy presentations and associated talks. His research is published in diverse venues and includes work in neurorehabilitation, neuroimaging, clinical neuro-engineering, robotics, virtual reality, biomechanics, motor control, and sports movement control. Dr. You has been recognized for his expertise at the national/international level, serving in numerous consultant and numerous journal editorial boards including Physical Therapy Korea, Associate Editor of American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, NeuroRehabilitation. He was an Editor-in-Chief for the Journal of the International Academy of Physical Therapy Research (JIAPTR). He serves Ad hoc reviewer for Stroke and Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology. He was a member of Virginia Physical Therapy Association (VPTA) and American Physical Therapy Association (APTA). Currently, Dr. You involved on innovative clinical neurorehabilitation research on neural substrates and plasticity underpinning novel therapeutic effects of robotic locomotor training system (WALKBOT) in adult stroke and children with cerebral palsy (CP) or robotic horse in children with CP, which has advanced clinical applications beyond the conventional neurorehabilitation techniques.
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Improving the Quality of Research Reporting in NeuroRehabilitation
NeuroRehabilitation has joined a group of journals who recently committed to improve the consistency and quality of manuscripts submitted and published in the field of disability and rehabilitation. We strongly encourage authors to review and comply with the reporting guidelines relevant to their submissions. We are asking reviewers to evaluate submissions on the basis of their conformity to the guidelines. The table below provides information about guidelines for different study types.
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If you will be submitting a manuscript to NeuroRehabilitation, please take the opportunity to review the guidelines and organize your submission accordingly. Over the next six months, we will be revising the authors’ instructions and reviewers’ criteria to be more consistent with the reporting guidelines. We hope that you share our enthusiasm in seeing implementation as an important opportunity to advance the field.
Thank you for your consideration.
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10 Mar 2021 - Amsterdam, NL – Music-based interventions have become a core ingredient of effective neurorehabilitation in the past 20 years thanks to the growing body of knowledge. In this theme issue of Neurorehabilitation, experts in the field highlight some of the current critical gaps in clinical applications that have been less thoroughly investigated, such as post-stroke cognition, traumatic brain injury, and autism and specific learning disabilities....
18 Nov 2020 - Amsterdam, NL – There have been significant advances in knowledge regarding the pathology, etiology, assessment, and treatment of several significant neurogenic pain disorders regularly encountered by neurorehabilitation professionals in both inpatient and outpatient care. In a collection of articles published in NeuroRehabilitation, experts describe the latest advancements in neurogenic classification and pain management and treatment of these disorders....
18 Aug 2020 - Amsterdam, NL – Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a leading cause of death and disability. Post-injury distress is common, with many individuals experiencing chronic anxiety and depressive symptoms as well as chronic pain. In this collection of articles in the journal NeuroRehabilitation, experts report on findings that shed light on the relationship between stress and pain following a TBI and implications for rehabilitation....
Neuropsychological and Psychological Methods Are Essential Components of the Neurorehabilitative Process
08 Apr 2020 - Amsterdam, NL – Clinical neuropsychology and psychology have evolved as diagnostic and treatment-oriented disciplines necessary for individuals with neurological, psychiatric, and medical conditions. In this collection of articles in the journal NeuroRehabilitation experts highlight medical advances in neuropsychological and psychological applications in neurorehabilitation....
Addressing Sleep Disorders After Traumatic Brain Injury Should Be a Cornerstone of Treatment, Say Researchers
10 Dec 2018 - Amsterdam NL – Disorders of sleep are some of the most common problems experienced by patients after traumatic brain injury (TBI). It is important to recognize and treat these problems early to allow for optimal cognitive recovery, but because they are so common, the importance of treating them is often underestimated. In this special issue of NeuroRehabilitation, scientists address the interplay of sleep and TBI with the aim of improving both diagnosis and treatment of these problems....
24 Sep 2018 - Amsterdam, NL – IOS Press is pleased to announce a new affiliation between NeuroRehabilitation (NRE) and Cochrane Rehabilitation with the aim of improving evidence-based neurorehabilitation practice. Abstracts from specially selected Cochrane Systematic Reviews relevant to neurorehabilitation will be published in NRE in a new section called Cochrane Corners....
13 Aug 2018 - Amsterdam, NL – Stroke remains a leading cause of adult disability, and the global burden of stroke continues to grow with devastating consequences for patients, families, and caregivers. In this special issue of NeuroRehabilitation leading international experts on stroke rehabilitation provide theoretical and practical insights into the steps necessary to push beyond merely compensatory training and onto a level of recovery that is satisfactory for patients....
15 May 2018 - Global experts on pediatric brain injury report on the significant challenges, key issues, and proposed solutions to support children and youth when they transition to school in this special issue of NeuroRehabilitation...
21 Dec 2017 - Experts reporting in NeuroRehabilitation raise awareness of neurosexuality challenges faced by patients with neurodisabilities, including members of the LGBTQIA+ community, and provide guidance for healthcare providers and caregivers to help improve quality of life...
03 Nov 2017 - Amsterdam, NL – NeuroRehabilitation, an international, interdisciplinary, peer-reviewed journal focusing on neurologic rehabilitation, announces the publication of a landmark study that identifies the top 100 most cited neurorehabilitation papers and reveals research trends in the field....
06 Jun 2017 - IOS Press Neuroscience & Neurology brochure...
Patients with Moderate to Severe Traumatic Brain Injury Twice as Likely to Die from an Unintentional Injury
29 Aug 2016 - Research examining adults with moderate to severe traumatic brain injury (TBI) who participated in rehabilitation showed that they were twice as likely to die from an unintentional injury that occurred following their TBI. This was in comparison to individuals in rehabilitation of similar age, sex, and race but without TBI. People who have had a moderate to severe TBI may experience changes in cognition and balance, which may put them at greater risk of subsequent unintentional injuries. In the current issue of NeuroRehabilitation, experts focus on the issues and risks associated with unintentional injuries following TBI and strategies to mitigate these risks. ...
Special Issue of NeuroRehabilitation Investigates the Effectiveness of Treatment for Individuals with Brain Injury or Stroke
20 Jul 2016 - In the current issue of NeuroRehabilitation leading researchers explore the effectiveness of several neurorehabilitation treatments for individuals with brain injury or stroke. A number of published articles have covered the issue of efficacy of neurorehabilitation, but only a few have discussed the issue of effectiveness. ...
01 Apr 2016 - Journals and Books...
Use of the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF) Benefits Neurorehabilitation Research and Patient Care
25 Feb 2015 - Use of the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF) has increased significantly over the last decade. The current issue of NeuroRehabilitation features a series of insightful articles that provide examples of how the ICF can be successfully implemented in clinical practice and research related to neurorehabilitation, ultimately benefiting patient care....
02 Jul 2014 - Individuals with brain injury and their families often struggle to accept the associated personality changes. The behavior of individuals with acquired brain injury (ABI) is typically associated with problems such as aggression, agitation, non-compliance, and depression. Treatment goals often focus on changing the individual’s behavior, frequently using consequence-based procedures or medication. In the current issue of NeuroRehabilitation leading researchers challenge this approach and recommend moving emphasis from dysfunction to competence. ...
04 Feb 2014 - There is a growing need for Cognitive Rehabilitation Therapy (CRT) due to the huge influx of soldiers returning from war zones with brain injuries, athletes with sports-related head injuries, and the growing population with age-related cognitive decline. This special collection of articles in NeuroRehabilitation illustrates the art and science of restoring mental functioning in those who have suffered a debilitating injury or who may otherwise have problems with attention, comprehension, learning, remembering, problem solving, reasoning, and processing....
31 Jan 2014 - Download the 2014 Neuroscience Neurology Brochure here. ...
Traumatic Brain Injury Poses Complex Diagnostic, Management and Treatment Challenges in Older People
07 May 2013 - Each year more than 1.7 million people in the United States sustain a traumatic brain injury (TBI). The incidence of TBI in older adults poses special diagnostic, management and treatment challenges, say experts in a special collection of papers on TBI in the elderly in NeuroRehabilitation: An Interdisciplinary Journal....
08 Apr 2013 - Each year more than three million Americans are living with traumatic brain injury (TBI), a condition that is associated with physical, cognitive, and emotional problems that often affect their sexuality, and subsequently their marital stability, identity, and self-esteem. Taking an in-depth look at the impact of TBI on sexuality, an investigative team critically reviews fourteen studies representing a collective study sample of nearly 1,500 patients, partners, spouses, control individuals, and rehabilitation professionals to examine brain injury and sexuality. It is published in NeuroRehabilitation: An International Journal....
27 Nov 2012 - Download the 2013 Neuroscience Neurology Brochure here. ...
09 Jul 2012 - In the last ten years, a new understanding of pediatric brain injury and recovery has emerged. Professionals now understand that recovery may be a lifelong process for the child’s entire circle of family, friends, and healthcare providers. The latest efforts to advance medical and rehabilitative services to move children from medical care and rehabilitation to community reintegration are discussed by the leading experts in a recently published special issue of NeuroRehabilitation....
Las diferencias culturales pueden tener un impacto en la rehabilitación neurológica y psiquiátrica en pacientes de habla hispana
13 Mar 2012 - El número de personas con alteraciones neurológicas y psiquiátricas en países hispanohablantes ha aumentado en las últimas dos décadas. Por tal motivo el número monográfico de febrero de la revista NeuroRehabilitation evalúa aquellos factores importantes que se deben tener en consideración a la hora de proporcionar servicios de rehabilitación a estas personas. ...
Cultural Differences May Impact Neurologic and Psychiatric Rehabilitation of Spanish-Speaking Individuals
13 Mar 2012 - The number of people with neurological and psychiatric disorders in Spanish-speaking countries has increased over the past two decades. The February issue of NeuroRehabilitation assesses important factors that should be considered in rehabilitating Spanish-speaking individuals suffering from these disorders. ...
28 Nov 2011 - Over the last 25 years, intensive efforts by physicians, physical therapists, and occupational therapists have developed integrative rehabilitation regimens that can alleviate balance disorders associated with neurological disease, trauma or weightlessness. A special issue of NeuroRehabilitation: An Interdisciplinary Journal provides an up-to-date review of the underlying scientific principles and latest clinical advances in the treatment of vestibular problems commonly encountered in neurorehabilitation. The journal is celebrating its 20th anniversary of publication this year. ...
NeuroRehabilitation Peer Review Policy
NeuroRehabilitation is a peer-reviewed journal. Articles submitted to the journal undergo a double blind peer review process. This means that the identity of the authors is not known to the reviewers and the identity of the reviewers is not communicated to the authors.
All submitted manuscripts are subjected to initial appraisal by the Editors-in-Chief and, if found suitable for further consideration, to rigorous peer review by independent, anonymous expert referees. Reasons to reject a paper in the pre-screening process could for example be that the work does not fall within the aims and scope, the writing is of poor quality, the instructions to authors were not followed or the presented work is not novel.
Papers deemed suitable to be reviewed will be assigned to the Managing Editor. The Managing Editor will then select reviewers to comment on the work and might consider including the reviewers suggested by the author(s). Editors and reviewers are asked to excuse themselves from reviewing a submission if a conflict of interest makes them unable to make an impartial scientific judgment or evaluation. Conflicts of interest include but are not limited to: collaboration with the authors in the past three years; any professional or financial affiliations that may be perceived as a conflict of interest; a history of personal differences with the author(s).
As a standard policy, decisions are based on one to two reviews, including a statistical review when relevant. The Editors-in-Chief strive to ensure a typical turnaround time of 3 months.
Reviewers are asked to judge a paper on at least:
- Significance to the field
- Relevance to the journal
- Data analysis
- Literature review
- Writing style/clarity
Based on the received reviews the handling editor will propose to the Editors-in-Chief a recommendation:
- Minor revisions required
- Major revisions required
- Revise and resubmit
They mean the following:
- The manuscript is suitable for publication and only requires minor polishing; thus, no further reviews are requested.
- The authors are required to make moderate changes to their manuscript. The manuscript becomes acceptable for publication if the changes proposed by the reviewers and editors are successfully addressed. The revised manuscript will be examined by the Editors-in-Chief and possibly sent back to all (or a selection of) reviewers for a second round of reviews. Authors are requested to provide a letter to the reviewers detailing the improvements made for the resubmission.
- The manuscript cannot be accepted for publication in its current form. However, a major revision addressing all issues raised by the reviewers may be acceptable for publication. The revised manuscript will undergo a second round of review. Authors are requested to provide a letter to the reviewers detailing the improvements made for the resubmission.
- In its current form, the manuscript is not suitable for publication. A resubmission would require substantial revisions and is only encouraged in special cases. The resubmitted manuscript will be considered as a new submission.
- The manuscript is rejected as it is deemed to be out of scope, not relevant, or not meeting the journal’s quality standards in terms of significance, novelty, and/or presentation.
Authors are notified by the Managing Editor, whose decision is final.