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Welcome to SAGE Rehabilitation News. Read on to discover impactful research from the leading journals in Rehabilitation, including new special issues and noteworthy articles.  

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Hong Kong Journal of Occupational Therapy 

The Hong Kong Journal of Occupational Therapy is the official peer-reviewed open access publication of the Hong Kong Occupational Therapy Association. The Journal aims to promote the development of theory and practice in occupational therapy (OT), and facilitate documentation and communication among educators, researchers and practitioners. It also works to advance availability, use, support and excellence of OT and maintain professional standards to promote better understanding of OT.

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Special Issues


A 2 part special issue on Neurological Conditions

Guest Edited by Marcia Finlayson, Vice Dean of Health Sciences and Director of the School of Rehabilitation Therapy, Queen’s University, Kingston, Canada, this two part special issue offers evidence to inform the different components of the occupational therapy process, across a range of client groups.  

special issue 1

special issue 2






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Pain after Surgery

This issue of the British Journal of Pain comes at the end of the International Association for the study of Pain's (IASP) year of 'Pain after Surgery.' We are grateful to Dr Jane Quinlan for commissioning a range of interesting and topical reviews about pain after surgery including the genetics of postsurgical pain and psychological effects of postsurgical pain among others.

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Journal of Rehabilitation and Assistive Technologies Engineering        

Special Collection on Assistive Technology for People with Diabetes Complications

The aim of this Special Collection is to provide a consolidated set of papers relating to the current state of the available technology and innovative solutions across the range of assistive technology devices for people with diabetes complications.

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Journal News


Now Published: Clinical Practice Guidelines for the Management of Degenerative Cervical Myelopathy and Traumatic Spinal Cord Injury

“We hope these guidelines will promote shared decision making among physicians, patients and their families, standardize care worldwide and encourage future research to address existing knowledge gaps…” – Michael Fehlings, Toronto Western Hospital, Chairperson of the AOSpine Knowledge Forum SCI.

AOSpine North America and International, in collaboration with the Cervical Spine Research Society and the American Association/Congress of Neurologic Surgeons, sought to develop clinical practice guidelines to outline how to best manage patients with tSCI and DCM and address existing areas of controversy.

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Top Read Articles

Effects of knee orthosis adjustment on biomechanical performance and clinical outcome in patients with medial knee osteoarthritis by Andreas Brand, Isabella Klöpfer-Krämer, Mario Morgenstern, Inga Kröger, Björn Michel, Andreas Thannheimer, Janina Anna Müßig and Peter Augat


Successful Return to Sport After Arthroscopic Shoulder Stabilization Versus Nonoperative Management in Contact Athletes With Anterior Shoulder Instability: A Prospective Multicenter Study by Jonathan F. Dickens, MD, John-Paul Rue, MD, Kenneth L. Cameron, PhD, MPH, ATC, John M. Tokish, MD, Karen Y. Peck, MEd, ATC, C. Dain Allred, MD, Steven J. Svoboda, MD, Robert Sullivan, MD, Kelly G. Kilcoyne, MD, Brett D. Owens, MD

 Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine

Return to Sport for Skeletally Immature Athletes After ACL Reconstruction: Preventing a Second Injury Using a Quality of Movement Assessment and Quantitative Measures to Address Modifiable Risk Factors by Jessica Graziano, PT, DPT, CSCS, Theresa Chiaia, PT, DPT, Polly de Mille, RN, MA, RCEP, CSCS, Danyal H. Nawabi, MD, FRCS, Daniel W. Green, MD, MS, FAAP, FACS, Frank A. Cordasco, MD, MS


Effect of accelerometer-based feedback on physical activity in hospitalized patients with ischemic stroke: a randomized controlled trial by Masashi Kanai, Kazuhiro P Izawa, Miki Kobayashi, Akira Onishi, Hiroki Kubo, Masafumi Nozoe, Kyoshi Mase and Shinichi Shimada

Physical Therapy Protocols for Arthroscopic Bankart Repair by Steven F. DeFroda, MD, MEng, Nabil Mehta, BSE, Brett D. Owens, MD


Return to work after young stroke: A systematic review by Jodi D. Edwards, Arunima Kapoor, Elizabeth Linkewich and Richard H. Swartz

Exercise training for improving outcomes post-burns: a systematic review and meta-analysis by Orlando Flores , Zephanie Tyack, Kellie Stockton, Robert Ware and Jennifer D Paratz



Efficacy of short-term robot-assisted rehabilitation in patients with hand paralysis after stroke: A randomized clinical trial by Jorge H. Villafañe, Giovanni Taveggia, Silvia Galeri, Luciano Bissolotti, Chiara Mullè, Grace Imperio, Kristin Valdes, Alberto Borboni, Stefano Negrini

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Calls for Papers

 British Journal of Occupational Therapy  

British Journal of Occupational Therapy – Low vision rehabilitation special issue call for papers

Dr Beth Barstow, Associate Professor from University of Alabama, USA is guest editing an issue on low vision rehabilitation, deadline 30th June 2018.

We seek contributions that advance knowledge, translate science into practice, or impact on policy or practices relevant to rehabilitation and occupational therapy worldwide. Both original research and reviews are welcomed, and practice analyses will also be considered. For more information please see the call for papers:

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Hand Therapy 

Now discoverable in Web of Science! Indexed in Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI): a new index in the Web of Science (TM) Core Collection

Includes contributions from international institutes including: University of Cape Town, South Africa; Kanazawa University, Japan; University of Minnesota, USA; University of Sydney, Australia; University of Sao Paul, Brazil; and Western University, Ontario, Canada

Hand Therapy is an essential journal for anyone working in orthopaedics, plastic surgery, rheumatology and rehabilitation with a specific focus on the upper extremity. We are seeking reviews and original articles for a series of special issues on the following topics: Tendon Injuries and Management, Outcome measures, Dupuytren’s disease

Please feel free to contact the editor at if you wish to informally discuss ideas for submissions.

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European Stroke Journal

European Stroke Journal covers clinical stroke research from all fields, including clinical trials, epidemiology, primary and secondary prevention, diagnosis, acute and post-acute management, guidelines, translation of experimental findings into clinical practice, rehabilitation, organisation of stroke care, and societal impact. It is open to authors from all relevant medical and health professions.

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Neurorehabilitation & Neural Repair

Neurorehabilitation & Neural Repair (NNR) offers neurologists, neurosurgeons, physiatrists, rehabilitation nurses, discharge planners, social workers, basic scientists working in neural regeneration and plasticity, and physical, occupational, and speech therapists innovative and reliable reports relevant to functional recovery from neural injury and long term neurologic care. The journal's unique focus is evidence-based basic and clinical practice and research.

NNR deals with the management and fundamental mechanisms of functional recovery from conditions such as stroke, multiple sclerosis, cerebral palsy, Parkinson’s disease and other movement disorders, Alzheimer’s disease and dementia, traumatic and acquired brain injuries and related secondary conditions, spinal cord injuries, and peripheral nerve injuries.

For complete instructions on submitting a manuscript, please download the NNR Manuscript Submission Guidelines pdf.

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OTJR: Occupation, Participation and Health 

Call for Papers: Special edition on Artificial Intelligence, Robotics, and Automation.

This call for papers invites research and development projects or studies that consider the current and future role of advanced technologies in promoting occupation, participation and health.

Topics might include:

New advanced systems for use in occupation, participation and health, including robotics, sensors, artificial intelligence, smart home systems, and other automated approaches.

Clinical, pilot, and feasibility studies that have explored the role of such technologies in occupation, participation and health.

Usability studies of new technologies with unique populations, such as older adults with dementia, children with autism, or family caregivers.

Ethical and/or cultural issues pertaining to the use of advanced technologies in occupational therapy.

The impact of characteristics such as gender, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, age, and/or ethnicity on the use and adoption of advanced technologies.

Critical analyses of the current field and the potential roles for advanced technologies in occupational therapy practice.

The contributions of occupational therapy practitioners in the design and use of autonomous vehicles and autonomous vehicle fleets for client populations.

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Global Spine Journal 

A peer-reviewed journal, GSJ is devoted to the study and treatment of spinal disorders, including diagnosis, operative and non-operative treatment options, surgical techniques, and emerging research and clinical developments. Published eight times a year, the journal is essential reading for all researchers and clinicians specializing in the spine.

Please read the Submission Guidelines before submitting your manuscript.




Conference Highlights


4th European Stroke Organisation Conference (ESOC 2018)

The 4th European Stroke Organisation Conference ​(ESOC 2018) will facilitate learning, discussion, and exchange among European and international stroke specialists. Guided by the motto “The Voice of Stroke in Europe,” at the Conference you will learn about the latest clinical trials and developments in all areas of stroke management, treatment and prevention.

Not only will this leading conference enhance your knowledge and practice, it will provide you with a unique opportunity to network with a wide range of professionals in the field of stroke.

Date: 16th-19th May, Gothenburg Sweden

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Royal College of Occupational Therapists (RCOT) Annual Conference and Exhibition 2018

Primarily a scientific-based programme with keynote and plenary sessions led by Dr Duncan Pentland, Paul Burstow, Chris              Pointon to name just a few. This year’s Annual Conference is taking place in Belfast, Northern Ireland.

Date: June 11th-13th, Belfast Waterfront 

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2018 AOTA Annual Conference & Expo

Join us at the largest gathering of occupational therapy professional in the world at AOTA 2018. Visit the AOTF booth for                  more information on SAGE’s titles in occupational therapy, rehabilitation, and more.

Date: June 20th-23th, Vancouver BC


CAOT Conference 2018

Join us for CAOT 2018 in Vancouver.

Date: June 20th-23rd, Vancouver, BC


National Athletic Trainers’ Association 2018: 69th Clinical Symposia & AT Expo (NATA 2018)

Join us at the annual convention for the National Athletic Trainers’ Association, the professional membership association for certified athletic trainers and others who support the athletic training profession.

Date: June 26th-29th, New Orleans, LA

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Short Posterior Stabilization in Combination With Cement Augmentation for the Treatment of Thoracolumbar Fractures and the Effects of Implant Removal

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Global Spine Journal

Issue 1 of 2018 is now online!

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