Program

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Module I

30 minutes
Evolution of Physical Therapy in Parkinson’s Disease: Where Are We Now?
Terry Ellis, Ph.D., P.T., N.C.S.

90 minutes
Parkinson’s Disease: Review of the Diagnosis and Treatment Options
Tanya Simuni, M.D.

Module II

30 minutes
Implications for Physical Therapy in Parkinson's:  Tying Together Symptoms and Rehabilitation
Heather Cianci, P.T., M.S., G.C.S.

45 minutes
Standardized Outcome Measures: Which to Choose?
Terry Ellis, P.T., Ph.D., N.C.S.

Module III

45 minutes
Exercise and Brain Change in Parkinson's Disease: Implications for Patient Management Across Disease Continuum
Becky Farley, Ph.D., M.S., P.T.

30 minutes
Physical Therapy Examination and Treatment Across the Continuum of Care:  What Have We Learned from High Intensity Exercise and Forced Exercise Studies?
Jay Alberts, Ph.D.

30 minutes
 
Therapeutic Exercise Approaches
Heather Cianci, P.T., M.S., G.C.S.

Module IV

30 minutes
Gait/Balance Deficits and Transfer Difficulties in Parkinson's: Cues to Facilitate Movement
Maria Walde-Douglas, P.T.

30 minutes
Balance and Falls: Effective Interventions and Assistive Devices
Lee Dibble, P.T., Ph.D., A.T.C.

30 minutes
The Interdisciplinary Team in the Management of Parkinson’s
Rosemary Wichmann, P.T.

30 minutes
Physical Therapy Management of People with Parkinson’s in Today’s Healthcare Environment
Facilitated by: Rosemary Wichmann, P.T.
Panelists: Becky Farley, Ph.D., M.S., P.T., Maria Walde-Douglas, P.T., Alicia Esposito, P.T., D.P.T., N.C.S., and Chad Johnson, P.T., D.P.T

30 minutes
Community Resources for Physical Therapists and People with Parkinson's Disease
Facilitated by: Rosemary Wichmann, P.T.
Panelists: Becky Farley, Ph.D., M.S., P.T., Maria Walde-Douglas, P.T., Alicia Esposito, P.T., D.P.T., N.C.S., and Chad Johnson, P.T., D.P.T


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