For too long, patients with Parkinson’s disease were only referred to rehabilitation therapy after they began to lose function or suffered an injury due to a fall. By this time patients were becoming increasingly inactive and fearful, and were rapidly losing their independence. Many of the therapy strategies used were compensatory and not believed to be long-lasting. Fortunately we now know that early intervention is vital in managing PD and preventing functional decline, and that restoring function is possible.
This course will provide therapists with extensive education on working with individuals with Parkinson’s disease (PD), no matter what stage of the disease they are in. Therapists will learn about the motor and non-motor symptoms of PD and how they affect patients’ mobility, cognition, and quality of life. Therapists will also learn how to perform comprehensive, evidence-based evaluations, and how to provide effective, creative, and evidence-based treatments in order to put the “fun” back into their functional ability.
This Seminar-On-Demand is 6 contact hours in length (check your state’s approval status in the state specific course catalog for your profession).
|Contact Hours: 6|
Video Course Format: Video
|Target Audience: ATC/LAT, CSCS/NSCA-CPT, MT/LMT, NHA, OT/COTA, PT/PTA|
|Instructional Level: Advanced|
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- Evaluation of physical therapy research
- Gait and balance
- Freezing of Gait (FOG)
- Non-motor manifestations
- Young onset Parkinson's Disease
- Medical management
- Evaluation and outcome measurement tools
- Musculoskeletal evaluation
- Gait overview
- Treatment strategies
- Gait training
- FOG strategies
- Walkers, canes and poles
- Treadmill training
- Balance and falls
Course Goals & Objectives:
This course is intended to instruct the professional on working with patients suffering from Parkinson’s Disease.
At the conclusion of this course the participant will be able to:
- List the common motor and non-motor symptoms of Parkinson's Disease (PD).
- Distinguish between idiopathic PD and atypical parkinsonism.
- Describe the impact non-motor symptoms have on the functional ability of individuals with Parkinson’s disease.
- List cognitive changes associated with Parkinson’s Disease.
- Summarize medical and surgical treatments impact the functional ability of individuals with Parkinson’s disease.
- List commonly used outcome measures for assessing individuals with PD based on disease stage and clinical presentation.
- Summarize recent research on neuroplasticity and the of role of high-intensity exercise in individuals with PD.
- Develop plans of care across the disease continuum.
- Establish appropriate therapeutic exercise programs using various types of equipment.
- Design treatment strategies relating to PD-related gait and mobility deficits.
- Develop treatment strategies to manage mobility issues related to the motor-sensory disconnect of PD.
- Design fall risk reduction strategies.
Criteria for Completion:
A score of 70% or more is considered passing. Scores of less than 70% indicate a failure to understand the material and the test will need to be taken again until a passing score has been achieved.
Contact Hours: 6
Target Audience: Physical Therapists, Physical Therapist Assistants, Occupational Therapists, Occupational Therapist Assistants, Nursing Home Admins.
Instructional Level: Advanced
Course Type: Seminar-On-Demand
Financial – Heather Cianci is employed by Pennsylvania Hospital and receives a salary. She receives royalty payments from HomeCEUConnection.com for the presentation of this course.
Nonfinancial - Heather is Chair of their Medical Professional Advisory Committee.
Content Disclosure: This course does not focus solely on any specific product or service.
Cancellation Policy: For activity cancellation, returns, or complaint resolution, please contact Anne Osborn by email Anne@HomeCEU or by phone at 1.800.55.4CEUS (2387). We have a 100% satisfaction guarantee. Refunds will be issued for courses that have not been completed (exam not taken), or for any course that has been rejected by your board of approval. Webinar attendance must be canceled 24 hours before the scheduled start time.