Neurodegenerative disorders require assessing through a different lens preparing clinicians to address the ‘now’ and prepare for the ‘what if.’ This course aims to improve clinician skills from diagnosis through late-stage disease management. Video case studies including examination & intervention and group discussions will be used to build your skills.
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How do you define success in treatment of a progressive condition? Parkinsonian conditions such as Parkinson’s disease present individuals with new, often worsening, impairments as the condition progresses. Neurodegenerative disorders require assessing through a different lens. While it may come off as a daunting task, rehabilitation professionals play a crucial role in addressing the ‘now’ and preparing for the ‘what if.’ Specific disease impairments, such as freezing of gait in Parkinson’s disease or vertical gaze palsy in progressive supranuclear palsy, provide unique challenges to mobility and daily activities. Often times, the non-motor impairments are also as important to address as the motor signs. Decreased attention, difficulty multitasking, and behavioral barriers can limit our ability to maintain or improve a patient’s functional status. This course aims to improve clinician skills from diagnosis through late-stage disease management. Literature review, video case studies, patient examination and intervention, as well as group discussions will be used to build your skills. Improved understanding of diagnoses, pathologies, and medical management will also be addressed to improve your clinical decision-making process. This information leads us to define appropriate goals, apply evidence-based interventions, and care for all of the complexities that come along with an uphill battle against neurodegeneration.
- Reproduce a disease-specific clinical examination of a patient with parkinsonism
- Identify appropriate outcome measures related to disease-specific impairments in parkinsonism
- Perform assessment of FOG and provide appropriate intervention
- Implement appropriate interventions and exercise protocols for patients with secondary or atypical parkinsonism
- Explain factors that influence the prescription and use of equipment and assistive technology in patients with parkinsonism
Bobby (Robert) Hand is a licensed physical therapist currently serving at the Movement Disorder Program Coordinator at Virginia Commonwealth University Health System in Richmond, VA. He is a board-certified clinical specialist in neurologic physical therapy as well as a multiple sclerosis certified specialist. He is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association and International Parkinson and Movement Disorder Society. He was the recipient of the 2018 APTA Academy of Neurology Early Career Professional Award and DDSIG Volunteer Award. He continues to lead the Richmond, VA cohort of the Parkinson's Disease Self-Efficacy Learning Forum (PDSELF) and actively organize community events with CurePSP and Power Over Parkinson's.
Riverside Regional Medical Center
500 J. Clyde Morris Blvd
Newport News, VA 23601
This course meets the criteria for 13 contact hours (1.3 CEUs). In MA and NH this workshop meets accepted standards for continuing competence activities for 13 contact hours (1.3 CEUs). In CT this workshop meets accepted standards for continuing competence. The DE, DC, PA and VA Boards of Physical Therapy recognizes other states' approvals.
Approved provider by the NY State Board of Physical Therapy for 15.6 hours
Approved provider of continuing education by the American Occupational Therapy Association #3043, for 13 contact hours (1.3 CEUs) - Intermediate Level Occupational Therapy Process: assessment, intervention. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products or clinical procedures by AOTA.
NBCOT Professional Development Provider – 13 PDUs
12 hours of this course qualify towards the discipline-specific hours for the 20-hour requirement for NDTA re-certification. They do NOT qualify towards the 8-hour NDTA Instructor requirement for re-certification
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