Exercise can change the Parkinson brain! For persons living with PD, a disease specific approach to exercise is medically necessary to improve the quality of their life. This course will introduce the latest evidence based etiology, prevalence, anatomy, physiology and medication needs of the person with idiopathic PD as well as the types of evidence based exercise that are known to induce behavioral and brain based anatomical changes. The concept of a Parkinsonism disease process vs the specific degenerative nature and location of damage in idiopathic Parkinson’s will be discussed to understand the motor (i.e. bradykinesia, rigidity and tremor), non-motor (i.e. decreased cognition and motivation) and autonomic (sleep, constipation and pain symptoms) symptoms of PD across the disease severity. Clinicians will be able to successfully address the needs of the whole patient to optimize function and improve lives. We know that exercise can improve strength, agility and fitness level, but that is just the beginning! Evidence will be introduced that exercise is medicine for persons with PD when delivered with the appropriate skill and aerobic essentials addressed. Therapists will leave with numerous new exercise and intervention strategies to use in the clinic immediately. It is NEVER too late for persons with Parkinson Disease (PD) to change their function and improve their lives. Please join the revolution to change the Parkinson’s brain!
What Participants Are Saying . . .
Fresh new ideas to help patients with PD
This course offers a very clear and concise synopsis of the latest Parkinson’s Research and very innovative treatment ideas…So much great information in such a short period of time! Thank you so much!
Lots of examples of exercises – really liked the dual exercises
Upon completion of this seminar, participants will be able to:
Cancellations must be received in writing at least two weeks prior to the seminar date for tuition refund less a $75 administration fee. NO refunds will be made after this date.
Note: We cannot take online registrations beginning on the Monday of the week of the seminar. Instead, please call our office at (877) 794-7328 to register so we can ensure there will be a handout at the course for you.
Early Bird = $50 discount
Regular = $545
Late Fee = add $25
Early Bird (thru 7/29/21) = $495
Regular (7/29/21 – 8/5/21) = $545
Late Fee (8/5/21 – 8/11/21) = $570
Early Bird (thru 8/18/21) = $495
Regular (8/19/21 – 9/9/21) = $545
Late Fee (8/5/21 – 9/14/21) = $570
Early Bird (thru 11/4/21) = $495
Regular (11/4/21 – 11/25/21) = $545
Late Fee (11/25/21 – 1/1/21) = $570
Valerie A. Carter, PT, DPT, NCS