WHAT MAKES THIS TRAINING SPECIAL – #movementismedicine!
Reduce brain atrophy & improve cognitive function and slow disease progression
Address all key components for exercise with PD: safety – modifications – frequency – duration – intensity – variability – progressive & appropriate challenge
Enhance safety and independence with fall prevention essentials
What You'll Learn
Exercise as Medicine
Strategies to expertly design exercise plan: safety, fear of falling, and non-motor challenges
How often, how hard, and the specific types of aerobic exercise that are best suited for individuals with PD
Appropriate dosing to slow disease progression
How to progress exercise and safely set the bar higher
How to accurately measure and track aerobic conditioning
Simultaneously treat motor and non-motor symptoms to reduce polypharmacy
Skill-Based & Goal Directed
Enhance neuroplasticity with proven strategies
Improve motor control, balance, gait, trunk rotation and more!
Maximize mobility and independence with fall prevention essentials
Progression and regression techniques
Modifications to address the challenges for complex cases
Easy-to-use assessments for any setting
Understand the impact of dopamine on vision
Essentials to address fall risk, imbalance, and loss of function
Visual rehabilitation: when & where to refer
Active Circuit Session
Experience cognitive and motor dual-task activity and progression
Creative ways to address common challenges to keep patients active
Incorporate specialty equipment to enhance exercise
Be their external source of dopamine and make it FUN
Uncover the power of moving rhythmically
Dual Task Exercise
Integrate exercise to address each cognitive function domain and enhance dual task tolerance
Seamlessly combine physical and cognitive exercise for enhanced outcomes
Gain confidence to incorporate techniques for executive function impairments: attention, inhibition, set shifting
Explore common deficits in dual tasking for people with PD and evidence-based interventions
Dual tasking ideas, progressions, regressions, and examples to use immediately
How to train the brain & body with the right intensity
Analyze facial expressions for early detection of PD
How to measure and assess hypomimia
Impact on social functioning and emotion regulation
Proprioceptive facial training and targeted exercises
Putting It All Into Action: Wrap Up
Prioritize a treatment plan based on the evidence
Address the common limitations of HEPs
MEET YOUR EXPERTS:
YOUR EVENT HOST:
Erin Gallardo, PT, DPT, NCS, co-founder of NeuroCollaborative, an online mentorship and education company. She is on a mission to transform healthcare by empowering neurorehabilitation professionals through collaboration, connection, and community.
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Claire McLean, PT, DPT, NCS, is passionate about working with people who have Parkinson's disease. She has research experience working as an intervention therapist on multiple studies investigating the effect of exercise in people with PD.
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Melissa Kimmerling, EdD, MOT, OTR/L, currently serves as the Founding Program Director and Associate Professor for the Occupational Therapy Programs at Nebraska Methodist College. She also serves as the Vice President of Policy and Advocacy for the Nebraska Occupational Therapy Association.
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Jamie Haines, PT, DScPT, NCS, oversees physical therapy services at Hands for Health, a student-led pro bono clinic at CMU, and supervises students in the program's weekly exercise and dance classes for people with neurologic conditions. Dr. Haines' research interests include Parkinson's Disease, the use of assistive technology to promote recovery principles, and teaching and learning principles in DPT education. She has practiced in acute, ICU, subacute, outpatient, and community wellness settings.
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Stephanie Callander, MS, CCC-SLP, is certified in SPEAK OUT! and The LOUD Crowd from Parkinson Voice Project and is an active member within the Parkinson's community. She teaches PWP how to turn their automatic, diminished voices into an intentional act. Her passion was fueled by witnessing so many people with Parkinson's speak clearer, louder, and with intent!
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An Interdisciplinary Approach to Optimize Outcomes
Therapy approaches for Parkinson’s disease are often overly simplified to one or two global approaches. This course offers the ability to identify and treat the different subtypes of Parkinson’s disease for enhanced outcomes. A classification paradigm will be presented along with explanations of primary tremor, rigidity, primary dyskinesia, freezing gait, postural considerations, festination and why defining your patients' presenting characteristics structures the plan of care. Additionally, become informed regarding the most common Parkinsonisms and the subtypes under the Parkinson’s umbrella. Current evidence is presented regarding the how, what, where, when, and why of treatment for this challenging and rewarding population.
Discover the neurophysiology of Parkinson’s Disease and Parskinsonisms, how they differ, and the subtypes of each
Cutting edge evidence-based treatment strategies tailored to the specific needs of your patients, not their diagnostic nomenclature
If you are ready for clinical applications that will immediately assist with differential diagnosis and management of these conditions – this is your course!
Falls are NOT inevitable, even in individuals with neurologic diseases such as Parkinson’s Disease and Multiple Sclerosis - rehab professionals may have a direct impact on this reality. Early intervention is key to improved outcomes. We will investigate new models and the neurobiology of pathological fatigue as it relates to Parkinson’s Disease and Multiple Sclerosis. Furthermore, the science behind neuroplasticity, proprioception, muscle tone, and balance will be analyzed to reduce fall risk in this population.
Discover somatosensory components of movement and the impact on fall risk
Understand neurological disease and its progression regarding balance, fatigue, and proprioception
Integrate neuroplasticity principles in screening, assessment, and interventions
Leave this course with comprehensive screening and assessment tools, greater knowledge of effective interventions, and awareness of how to utilize neuroplasticity principles with neurological diagnoses.
Esther Ellis, MS, RDN, LDN, is a writer and registered dietitian nutritionist. She will review the role of nutrition in improving quality of life for people living with Parkinson’s Disease. Attendees will gain a better understanding of nutrition strategies for symptom management and how proper nutrition, especially preventing or treating malnutrition, can lead to better patient outcomes. Learn what and how commonly prescribed medications can impact nutrition status and nutrition strategies for increasing efficacy.
Most people want to remain in their own homes as they age. Therapists have unique skills that allow them to identify the interaction between the client’s skills, values/goals, and the impact of the environment on their ability to perform valued or necessary activities. This session provides an introductory overview of why therapy professionals should be completing home accessibility and safety assessments and the initial steps in order to start a business completing home modifications the right way.
Motor symptoms in Parkinson’s, such as slowness of movement, rigidity, and tremor have long been the focus of identification, assessment, and treatment with rehab as well as with medications and surgery.
However, the problem is some of the earliest symptoms to appear—the non-motor issues—impact speech, language, and cognition and are often overlooked until these symptoms become more pronounced and visible. Also, of concern, many of these issues are not responsive to pharmacological or surgical intervention. This is where treatment with speech-language pathologists comes into play.
Join international Parkinson’s expert, John Dean, MA, CCC-SLP, as he helps you find the clinical answers you’ve been seeking for clients with symptoms that are not responsive to pharmacological or surgical intervention.
This workshop will be a fast-moving intensive look at a range of common communication and cognitive issues associated with Parkinson’s as they intersect with the speech-language pathology scope of practice, including voice and speech as well as language and cognition. You will learn how to skillfully implement a range of treatment approaches to meet your clients’ needs and goals!
An Interdisciplinary Approach to Optimize Outcomes