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Exercise Can Change the Parkinson Brain

GREAT Seminars and Books

Format(s):   Live Seminars
Discipline(s):   Physical Therapy / Occupational Therapy
Contact Hours:   20
Registration Fee:   $545.00

Upon completion of this course, the participant will be able to:
• Discuss anatomy and physiology of Parkinson’s Disease across the disease process
• Demonstrate awareness of the latest research insights to the etiology and prevalence of PD
• Discuss the learning and dual task capabilities of persons with PD throughout the disease process
• Describe the various evidence based exercise concepts that are known to improve movement and induce neuroplasticity in persons with PD
• Explain the evidence based principles of the LSVT BIG and LOUD™ protocols
• Demonstrate the evidence based principles of Parkinson’s Wellness Recovery PWR! (PWR4Life.ORG)
• Discuss the latest evidence introduced at the World Parkinson’s Congress held in Portland, Oregon Fall 2017
• Compare and contrast evidence based outcome tools that can be utilized across the Parkinson’s Disease process
• Describe the diverse battery of outcome tools to assess, reassess and follow a person with PD across their disease process
• Explain Parkinson specific battery of outcome tools needed for effective documentation and reimbursement throughout their individual degenerative disease process.
• Demonstrate an understanding of the need for a sustained specific community support and outreach program for the person with PD throughout their life span

Target Audience
Primary Audience - Physical Therapists, Physical Therapist Assistants, Occupational Therapists, Occupational Therapist Assistants.
Secondary Audience: Other Rehabilitation Professionals.

Confirmation Notes
A confirmation letter will be sent at least 1 month prior to the course with local hotels and information upon receipt of your registration form and fee. If you do not receive confirmation 2 weeks prior to class, please call to verify your registration.
CANCELLATION/REFUND POLICY: 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.
COURSE CANCELLATION: GREAT Seminars and Books, Inc. reserves the right to cancel a course up to 2 weeks prior to the seminar date.
In the event of cancellation of a course only the tuition fee will be refunded in full. GREAT Seminars and Books, Inc. is not responsible for reimbursement of non-refundable airline tickets, lodging, or other related costs.
EDUCATIONAL CREDIT: All courses are approved for 20 CEUs. A certificate of attendance for 20 contact hours of educational activity (2.0 or 20 CEUs depending on how your Practice Act determines CEUs in your state) will be awarded to registrants upon completion of the seminar.
For the latest in CEU approvals, please check the GREAT Seminars web site here.
Your tuition is tax deductible. All expenses of Continuing Education (including registration fees, travel, meals, and lodging) taken to maintain or improve professional skills are tax deductible according to Treasury Regulation 1.162-5 Couglin vs. Commissioner, 203 F2d 307.

Day 1
7:30 AM Registration and Continental Breakfast 8:00 AM Introduction: The Anatomy and Physiology of Parkinson’s Disease. What do we really need to know to effectively treat persons with Parkinson’s Disease? (Does the basal ganglia really do all of this?) 10:00 AM Break 10:15 AM Plasticity and learning in PD (Introduction to exercise concepts designed to change the Parkinson’s brain) 12:30 PM Working Lunch (Bring Your Own) Video Case Study and Discussion 1:30 PM Evidence Based Exercise Concepts in Parkinson’s: People with Parkinson’s can get better and stay better through exercise. Parkinson’s Exercise Concepts (LAB) (Boxing, bicycle, tango anyone, pole walking, scarves, stretching) 3:30 PM Break 3:45 PM Amplitude Based Therapies for Parkinson’s: Introduction to LSVT BIG & LOUD (LAB) 4:45 PM Introduction to Parkinson’s Wellness Recovery (PWR!) (LAB) 6:00 PM Questions and Answers 6:30 PM Adjourn

Day 2
7:30 AM Continental Breakfast 8:00 AM What People with Parkinson’s and People at Risk for Parkinson’s Need to Know: Late breaking evidence from the World Parkinson’s Congress (WPC) 9:00 AM Exercise Prescription in Parkinson’s Disease: A disease specific exercise approach for the many issues found in PD; (Freezing and cognition, movement and executive functioning in PD) 10:00 AM Break 10:15 AM Dual Task Practice in Parkinson’s Disease: Yes, persons with PD can get better at doing this as well. (The what, why and “wins” of adding dual task practice to your exercise program) 12:30 PM Working Lunch (Practicing Outcome Tools) 1:30 PM Late Stage PD Exercise Concepts (Don’t hide from stage 4 & 5) 3:00 PM Break 3:15 PM Documentation/Outcomes: A look at outcome tools for early, mid and late stage PD (One size does not fit all...G-Code and reimbursement tips for PD) 5:00 PM Parkinson’s Disease Community Program Design Ideas: A bright future for persons with PD (Join the PD exercise revolution) 6:00 PM Questions & Answers 6:30 PM Adjourn

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 concepts that are known to induce behavioral and brainy 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 (ie bradykinesia, rigidity and tremor), nonmotor (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. 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 Pakinson’s brain!

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