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Physical Therapists can Improve the Lives of People Affected by Parkinson's Disease with New Evidence Based Treatment Information


North American Seminars, Inc. a national provider of physical therapy continuing education courses introduces Functional Techniques for the Evaluation and Treatment of Parkinson's Disease.

Franklin, TN (PRWEB) October 26, 2012

An estimated 10 million people worldwide live with Parkinson's disease. As physical therapists there is no doubt that you will be treating a patient with Parkinson's disease. Are you prepared to help this population?

This two-day intermediate level pt continuing education course provides an in-depth look at the evaluation and treatment of patients with Parkinson's disease. The most current evidence-based and advanced concepts in rehabilitation for the effective management of Parkinson's disease will be thoroughly discussed. This course enables the clinician to identify impairments and functional limitations of patients with Parkinson's disease and then implement an effective treatment plan to achieve optimal outcomes. An overview of common medications, surgical procedures and the effects they can have on rehabilitation are discussed in an interactive format. The scientific and clinical rationale for assessment and treatment strategies are thoroughly discussed in this physical therapy continuing education course. The interactive laboratory sessions throughout day two will enhance the information learned on integrative and functional treatment techniques. The techniques can be immediately applied to the clinical setting to promote positive treatment outcomes. The case studies presented enable the clinician to perform effective evaluations and to develop appropriate rehabilitation programs. Proper documentation and goal-writing guidelines are also discussed. The clinician who attends this interactive seminar will gain knowledge that can immediately be applied in the clinical setting and will have the information that is needed to develop comprehensive evaluations and treatment programs for people with Parkinson's disease.

Physical Therapy Continuing Education Course Objectives:

-Describe the pathophysiology of Parkinson's disease and understand the underlying physiological, anatomical changes and symptoms associated with the disease.

-Perform a thorough evaluation of patients with Parkinson's disease and interpret the findings to develop a systematic treatment plan.

-Understand the common medications used in the medical treatment of Parkinson's disease, their effectiveness on symptoms and how they can affect rehabilitation.

-Learn a variety of assessment tools and tests for balance, gait, posture and flexibility.

-Develop an evidence-based treatment program for Parkinson's disease while incorporating realistic functional goals with measurable outcomes.

  • Incorporate exercises derived from Pilates, Yoga, Tai Chi and small exercise apparatuses for creative, innovative treatments for clinical and home exercise programs.
Discuss the latest evidence-based treatment techniques.


This course will be presented throughout the United States at various medical facilities including:

Southlake Hospital in Clermont, FL on February 9-10, 2013
This pt continuing education seminar is approved in Florida
Aurora Medical Center in Kenosha, WI on March 23, 2013 March 24, 2013
This physical therapy continuing education course is pre-approved for physical therapists in Wisconsin
Huntington Hospital in Pasadena, CA on April 06, 13 April 07, 13
This PT seminar is approved for continuing education in the California
UHS-Summerlin Hospital on June 29, 13 June 30, 13 on Las Vegas, NV
This PT seminar is approved for continuing education in Nevada
Mercy Hospital and Medical Center in Chicago, IL on August 24, 13 August 25, 13
This PT seminar is approved for continuing education in Illinois

North American Seminars also offers pt continuing education courses online for more information visit

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