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Digital Seminar

Improving Body Awareness in the Neurodegenerative Population

Carlene Rimes, OTR
1 Hour 52 Minutes
Audio and Video
Mar 31, 2023
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For neurogenerative disorders, the traditional rehab approach that solely focuses on strength and ROM can fall short.  This holistic, full body approach will also help you to accurately identify and track neurodegenerative changes so that you can streamline your treatment plan.  In this session, learn to restore and optimize function with novel “neuro-rewiring” approach that utilizes neuroplasticity techniques to enhance coordination and body awareness.


Planning Committee Disclosure - Relevant relationships

Mike Studer receives a speaking honorarium from SMARTFit. His relevant financial relationship with an ineligible company has been mitigated.
All other members of the PESI, Inc. planning committee have provided disclosures of financial relationships with ineligible organizations and any relevant non-financial relationships prior to planning content for this activity. None of the remaining committee members had relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies or other potentially biasing relationships to disclose to learners.  For speaker disclosures, please see the faculty biography.

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NOTE: Tuition includes one free CE Certificate (participant will be able to print the certificate of completion after passing the online post-test (80% passing score) and completing the evaluation). Instructional methods will include PowerPoint, didactic lecture, and others.

Continuing Education Information:  Listed below are the continuing education credit(s) currently available for this non-interactive self-study package. Program content is reviewed periodically per accrediting board rules for currency and appropriateness for credit. Credit approvals are subject to change. Please note, your state licensing board dictates whether self-study is an acceptable form of continuing education, as well as which credit types are acceptable for continuing education hours. Please refer to your state rules and regulations. If your profession is not listed, please contact your licensing board to determine your continuing education requirements and check for reciprocal approval. 
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Materials that are included in this course may include interventions and modalities that are beyond the authorized practice of your profession.  As a licensed professional, you are responsible for reviewing the scope of practice, including activities that are defined in law as beyond the boundaries of practice in accordance with and in compliance with your profession's standards.  

For Planning Committee disclosures, please see the statement above.  For speaker disclosures, please see the faculty biography.

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Earn up to 1.75 CE hours. Please see below, for more details, as credit amounts vary by state and profession. 

Occupational Therapists - Occupational Therapists & Occupational Therapy Assistants

This course contains 1.75 hours of Distance Learning - Independent continuing education. It was not offered for AOTA CEUs. Please retain your certificate of completion. For state licensure or other credential renewal, contact those agencies for information about your reporting responsibilities and requirements.

Other Professions

This self-study activity qualifies for 1.75 continuing education clock hours as required by many national, state and local licensing boards and professional organizations. Save your activity advertisement and certificate of completion, and contact your own board or organization for specific requirements.



Carlene Rimes, OTR's Profile

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Carlene Rimes, OTR, is a 2016 graduate of Florida Gulf Coast University, where she earned her master’s degree in Occupational Therapy and bachelor’s in Healthcare Administration and Management. After being diagnosed with a brain tumor while in graduate school, Carlene directed her focus and studies towards a focus on neurodegenerative conditions. She is currently working with FGCU on research involving more innovative holistic approaches to therapy. Mrs. Rimes has been invited to present her research at the Canadian Association of Occupational Therapy as well as the Florida Occupational Therapy Association and serves as a professional panelist for the Parkinson’s Association of SWFL. 2023 will mark the third year of neurological rehabilitation research in the SWFL area. Carlene established Mobile Rehab, LLC in 2020 to allow for a better level of treatment for the neurodegenerative population and currently serves as the CEO.

Speaker Disclosures
Financial: Carlene Rimes is the founder and CEO of Mobile Rehab, LLC. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc. She has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Carlene Rimes has no relevant non-financial relationships.

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  1. Evaluate compensatory and abnormal movement patterns and how to correct posture to maximize safety & independence in function.
  2. Apply an evidence-based practice strategy that uses "neuro-rewiring" to restore body awareness necessary for occupational participation.
  3. Investigate the relationship between proprioception, body awareness and the role of stress, as well as learn strategies for "self-regulation."
  4. Assess the latest adaptive equipment & complementary medicines available for clients with Parkinson's disease.


  • Body Awareness in Neuro Degenerative Diseases
    • Impact on Function
      • Compensatory patterns (use of different muscles to complete actions)
      • Decreased weight shifting ability
      • Decline in proper body mechanics
      • Decreased participation in functional tasks
  • A New Paradigm for Neurodegenerative Disorders: Neuroplasticity and Neuro-rewiring
    • How traditional rehab falls short
    • Multimodal preparatory approach to treatment
    • Neuro-reeducation and Neuro rewiring principles
  • Evaluation & Assessment Tools to Accurately Identify & Track Neurodegenerative Changes
    • Body awareness
    • Reduced muscle use
    • Increased fear
    • Self-perception
    • Assessments:
      • COPM
      • Functional Reach
      • Berg Balance
      • Thumb Localization Test
      • Toe Flare Observation
      • Four Square
  • Intervention Techniques to Enhance Coordination and Body Awareness

Target Audience

  • Athletic Trainers
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Occupational Therapy Assistants
  • Physical Therapists
  • Physical Therapy Assistants


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