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Education for Parkinson’s patients, support groups, and health care providers

PESI-Logo     PESI Rehab provides continuing education for Speech and Language Pathologists, Occupational Therapists and Physical Therapists. PESI Rehab seminars are designed by expert clinicians with the needs of professional adult learners in mind. Their seminars are entertaining and engaging while providing practical hands-on skills, strategies and interventions that will improve the outcomes of the people you serve. In addition to their seminars, PESI Rehab provides continuing education to professionals and organizations through in house training, publications, audio and video home study, and on-demand trainings.

There are two seminars that might be of interest for Parkinson’s patients, support groups, and health care providers.

1.  -Rehabilitation Strategies for Neuromuscular and Neurodegenerative Disorders Seminar, topics include:

Strategies to Overcome Rehab Challenges Due to Clinical Changes

  • Tremors & Posture Changes
  • Increased Rigidity
  • Decreased Coordination and Increasingly Unsteady Gait
  • Signs of Akinesia and Bradykinesia

Rehab Treatment Planning

  • Safe Exercise Treatment Programs
  • Balance
  • Speed and Amplitude in Movement

Techniques to Reach Rehab Goals

Whole Body Movements

2. -Current Management Strategies for Neuromuscular and Neurodegenerative Disorders, topics include:

Degeneration of Substantia Nigra

  • Basal ganglia degeneration
  • Deficiency of dopamine

Know the Symptoms “T-R-A-P”

  • Tremors
  • Rigidity
  • Akinesia
  • Posture

Treatment Options

  • Medications – L-dopa Therapy, anticholinergics
  • Neuroprotective agents
  • Deep Brain Stimulation

See the PESI web site at http://www.pesirehab.com

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