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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






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


Clinical Rehabilitation

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

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


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

Scars, Burns & Healing  

Scars, Burns and Healing

Scars, Burns & Healing  is a peer reviewed, open access journal, bringing together the specialist focus of scar and burns research, with the breadth of science and medicine related to healing. Research in diverse fields from tissue engineering to genetics is increasingly brought to bear on scar and burns research improving our understanding and paving the way for better treatments.

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Hand Therapy   

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:

Australia:  University of Queensland, Monash University. Northern Europe: University of Southern Denmark, Lund University. Western Europe: University of Applied Sciences and Art Western Switzerland, Asia: University of Santo Toms, Manila, Africa:  University of Ibadan, Nigeria

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

European Stroke Journal (ESJ) is the official publication of the European Stroke Organisation (ESO). ESJ is a fully peer-reviewed journal, launched in 2016 covering clinical stroke research from all fields. Published research includes, but is not limited to, 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. 

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Home Health Care Management & Practice    

Home Health Care Management & Practice 

Care at home is rendered by multiple health care providers in a systemized, organized and coordinated fashion. It involves physicians, nurses, social workers, rehabilitation therapists, nutritionists, psychologists, and other specialty that touches the patient at home. Home Health Care Management & Practice focuses on all aspects of this care and is interested in related research. Submit your manuscript today! 

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Journal of Palliative Care    

Journal of Palliative Care

The Journal of Palliative Care is a peer-reviewed, international and interdisciplinary forum for practical, critical thought on palliative care and palliative medicine. The Journal, founded by Dr. David Roy and first published in the Autumn of 1985, is a quarterly publication now in its 32nd year. The Editorial Board, authorship, readership, and panel of manuscript reviewers is international. The Journal welcomes submission of original research, but offers a respected, high-quality forum to publish multiple types of papers including opinion papers/commentaries, narrative and humanities works, case reports/case series, and reports on international activities and comparative palliative care. Each manuscript is submitted for evaluation to at least two reviewers, who seek to provide expert guidance on the piece's suitability for prompt publication.

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Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine        

Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine

The Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine (OJSM), developed by the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM), is a global, peer-reviewed, open access journal that combines the interests of researchers and clinical practitioners across orthopaedic sports medicine, arthroscopy, and knee arthroplasty.

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Conference Highlight

Ticket sales are open for the most exciting event in the 2017 Hand Therapy calendar! 

Date: 10th - 11th November 2017

The American Society of Neurorehabilitation (ASNR) is excited to be bringing the 2017 Annual Meeting to SfN as a two day satellite meeting at the Renaissance Harbor Place Hotel in Baltimore, MD.  This two day meeting is focused on advances in the basic and clinical science of neurorehabilitation, providing opportunities to share knowledge, experience, and developments in the field.

Date:9th- 10th November 2017