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ATSU Continuing Education

january, 2016

30jan(jan 30)7:30 am31(jan 31)4:00 pmTranslating Research into Exercise4 BrainChange approaches for individuals with Parkinson disease


Event Details

Sponsored by the Neurologic Physical Therapy Residency program at A.T. Still University  in conjunction with the Physical Therapy Department in the Arizona School of Health Sciences.

The Neurologic Physical Therapy Residency program accreditation is in the developing stage by the American Board of Physical Therapy Residency & Fellowship Education (ABPTRFE).

Course Instructor: Becky Farley, PhD, MS, PT, Jennifer Bazan-Wigle, PT, DPT, and Claire McLean, DPT, NCS

Course Objectives:
1. Summarize recent advances in basic and clinical neuroscience that have brought exercise to the forefront in PD as it relates to optimal brain function and skill acquisition.
2. Identify the PD-specific motor/sensory/cognitive/emotional deficits that interfere with exercise, learning, and function.
3. Provide a novel clinical framework (Exercise4BrainChange®) to guide clinicians in how to implement treatment plans to optimize plasticity and learning.
4. Describe how the Exercise4BrainChange® constructs target PD-specific motor/sensory/cognitive/emotional deficits, and allow for the integration of multiple evidenced-based approaches.
5. Define PWR!Moves® and how they can be used to target the primary symptoms of PD bradykinesia, rigidity, coordination.
6. Perform the Basic 4 | PWR!Moves® Routines in different positions (prone/supine/all4’s/sitting/standing) and then create a PWR!Moves® progression around a common functional or ADL goal for people of different disease severity.
7. Discuss how PWR!Boosts can be used to enhance performance and learning during a PWR!Moves® progression.
8. Create a treatment plan that adheres to the PD-specific application of the Exercise4BrainChange® framework for people of different disease severity and that incorporates PWR!Moves® as a foundation with other evidenced-based approaches.
9. Identify assessment tools that are PD-specific and appropriate for different levels of severity or for characterizing different impairments.
10. Discuss solutions to the translation of neuroplasticity-principled programming into rehabilitation and community, including PD-specific Community NeuroFitness Centers (PWR!Gym®).

CEU: Participant awarded 1.4 CEUs or 14 contact hours at the end of the course.

Registration Deadline: January 23, 2016


30 (Saturday) 7:30 am - 31 (Sunday) 4:00 pm


ATSU - Mesa Campus

5850 E Still Circle, Mesa, AZ 85206


Neurologic Physical Therapy ResidencyJason Karstens, 5850 E. Still Circle, Mesa, AZ 85206

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