Exercise Prescription, Individualized Care for Parkinson’s Disease
Although detailed, individualized exercise prescriptions have been developed for a wide range of conditions, none have been developed for Parkinson’s Disease (PD). Unfortunately, numerous cognitive errors have been woven into experimental designs of exercise and PD such as overlooking the hetereogeneity of PD, leading to the assumption that PD is one disease; and the myth that PD is only a movement disorder, with the resulting failure to check for exercise-limiting (and potentially dangerous) non-motor dysfunctions. EPIC-PD™ overcomes these shortcomings by recognizing and applying cutting-edge research. This translational approach utilizes the evaluation of sensorimotor and autonomic responses to movement as well as through detailed questionnaires of medical and lifestyle factors. Exercise is recognized as the integration of motor and non-motor systems. The consistent application of critical clinical thinking is emphasized to determine when exercise should be halted to avoid exercise-induced dysfunctions, and when referrals need to be made to other members of the healthcare team. In summary, personalized exercise prescriptions and lifestyle management have the potential to maximize quality of life in persons afflicted with PD.
- Describe the differences between an exercise program versus an exercise prescription for PD.
- Identify the myths of PD, especially those pertaining to exercise and PD.
- Identify the primary PD mimics
- Discuss the three branches of the ANS, and the abnormalities found in PD.
- Utilize the principles of cardioneurology for titrating exercise levels in PD.
- Discuss the risks and benefits of exercise in PD in the context of an individualized prescription.
- Identify common musculoskeletal abnormalities in PD.
- Identify common sensory dysfunctions in PD.
- Discuss strategies to enable exercise-intolerant PD patients the ability to exercise.
- Describe the strategies used in end-stage PD.
Structure of the EPIC-PD Course:
July 27, 2019
July 28, 2019
9 AM – 5 PM, each day
Stargate Physical Therapy
CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDIT:
This course is intended for Physical Therapists, Physical Therapy Assistants, Occupational Therapists, and Occupational Therapy Assistants, Chiropractors, Athletic Therapists, Physicians, and Neurologists
Ben Weinstock PT, DPT, C-LIFE
Dr. Ben Weinstock has been in practice for 32 years, specializing in complex neurological and medical cases. He is the author of the only book ever written about the prevention of Parkinson’s Disease (Preventing Parkinson’s: How to Cut Your Risk by Strengthening Your Multiple Shields; 2015). He was recognized for his innovative work by being invited to moderate and lecture at several International Conferences on Parkinson’s Disease & Movement Disorders. He has been published in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease and Parkinsonism. He is also the developer of the PEARL™ (Parkinson Exercise Autonomic Response Level) system which has been presented at the annual conference of the American Autonomic Society. In 2018 he was named as an Organizing Committee member of the International Conference Series (Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders), the only physical therapist to ever achieve this honor.
Additional information: Certificate of ATTENDANCE will be awarded at the completion of the course, full attendance is required. Refreshments and Lunch will be provided. Full refund will be provided if the class could not hold for any reason. No refund if a registrant does not cancel three (21 days including weekend days) week before the first day of the course.