Contact Hours2 Hours
This webinar is designed for PTs/PTAs/OTs/OTAs and covers the second most common neurodegenerative disorder affecting patients in the United States: Parkinson’s disease. Parkinson’s disease is a slow and progressive disease with clinical manifestations that can interfere with, and complicate physical and occupational therapy. This course will explain the pathophysiology, clinical presentation, and diagnosis of Parkinson’s disease. Emphasis will be placed on common medication used to treat this disease, their place in therapy as well as side effects associated with treatment. Medication strategies for improving functional outcomes will also be discussed for common motor symptoms occurring with Parkinson’s disease.
At the end of this course, the participant will be able to:
- Define the pathophysiology, clinical manifestation, and diagnosis of Parkinson’s disease.
- Identify the common symptoms of Parkinson’s Disease
- Identify the most common drug therapies in the treatment of Parkinson’s disease including place in therapy, and potential side effects.
- Identify the common motor symptoms that can occur in this disease and medication strategies to improve functional outcomes.
Approved in my State?
as Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants
as Occupational Therapists & Occupational Therapy Assistants
as Certified Athletic Trainers
as CSCS / CPT
as Massage Therapy
Satisfactory completion of this course will require the participant to complete a 10 question post-test with a minimum passing score of 70%.