Physical Therapy: Physical Therapy and the Treatment of Parkinson's Disease

16.00
Online
Elective
  • Describe the part of the brain affected by Parkinson’s disease.
  • List six tests or measures used in the assessment of Parkinson’s disease during a physical therapy evaluation.
  • Name four ways physical therapy can improve the quality of life of a patient with Parkinson’s.
  • List the side effects of levodopa medications that can affect physical therapy treatment.
  • Name three complementary or alternative treatments that can be used during physical therapy treatment of a patient with Parkinson’s.
  • Describe the focus of treatment of the HiBalance program.
  • Describe why LSVT BIG is an effective treatment.
  • Name one benefit of an interactive metronome.
  • Name two types of equipment designed specifically for Parkinson’s patients.
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Physical Therapy: Physical Therapy and the Treatment of Parkinson's Disease

16.00
  • Describe the part of the brain affected by Parkinson’s disease.
  • List six tests or measures used in the assessment of Parkinson’s disease during a physical therapy evaluation.
  • Name four ways physical therapy can improve the quality of life of a patient with Parkinson’s.
  • List the side effects of levodopa medications that can affect physical therapy treatment.
  • Name three complementary or alternative treatments that can be used during physical therapy treatment of a patient with Parkinson’s.
  • Describe the focus of treatment of the HiBalance program.
  • Describe why LSVT BIG is an effective treatment.
  • Name one benefit of an interactive metronome.
  • Name two types of equipment designed specifically for Parkinson’s patients.