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Parkinson's Disease Exercise Mode Comparison


Format(s):   Home-study
Discipline(s):   Physical Therapy / Occupational Therapy
Contact Hours:   5
Registration Fee:   $45

CEU Course Objectives
Explain common motor symptoms of PD.
Investigate the result of physical exercise on motor symptoms, bradykinesia, balance problems, and levodopa dosage.
Identify the factor that contributes to postural instability and gait difficulties and has been identified as a secondary cause for bradykinesia in PD.
Describe what resistance training has been shown to improve and why it should be included in interventions.

Confirmation Notes
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CEU Course Syllabus
Parkinson's Introduction and Resistance Training Methods 0.42 Contact Hours
Resistance Training Results, Discussion and Conclusion 1.80 Contact Hours
Resistance vs. Balance Training Introduction and Methods 0.53 Contact Hours
Resistance vs. Balance Results, Discussion and Conclusion 0.96 Contact Hours
Bradykinesia Introduction 0.21 Contact Hours
Adaptive Training Methods and Protocol 0.43 Contact Hours
Results, Conclusion and Clinical Application 0.65 Contact Hours
Total = 5 Contact Hours
Instructional level: Intermediate

Parkinson's disease (PD) is the second most common neurodegenerative disorder after Alzheimer's disease. Physical rehabilitation is commonly used in patients with PD to improve their health and alleviate the symptoms. The goal of this CEU course is to determine the overall effect of resistance training (RT) on measures of muscular strength in people with PD and identify effective RT interventions to increase strength in people with PD in order to provide evidence-based guidelines. Further, this course compares resistance training with balance training for the improvement of postural control in people with PD. Lastly, this course explores a technology-assisted exercise protocol that is specifically aimed at reducing bradykinesia.
You don't need to pay for an exam until AFTER you pass it.

Dates and Locations
Register Address:   Home-study
Dates:   01-01-2050 - 01-01-2050, 12:00AM 12:00AM