This course explores early work demonstrating exercise-induced neuroplasticity in Parkinson’s disease (PD) that led to the current early and intensive physical therapy intervention with people with PD. This course is directly related to the practice of physical therapy and is therefore appropriate for the PT/PTA.
Course created on September 28, 2021
Course Type: Recorded Webinar
CEUs/Hours Offered: AK/2.0; AL/2.0; AR/2.0; AZ/2.0; CA/2.0; CO/2.0; CT/2.0; DC/2.0; DE/2.0; FL/2.0; GA/2.0; HI/2.0; IA/2.0; IACET/0.2; ID/2.0; IL/2.0; IN/2.0; KS/2.0; KY/2.0 Category 2; MA/2.0; ME/2.0; MI/2.0; MO/2.0; MS/2.0; MT/2.0; NC/2.0; ND/2.0; NE/2.0; NH/2.0; NY/2.0; OR/2.0; PA/2.0; RI/2.0; SC/2.0; SD/2.0; TN/2.0; TX/2.0; UT/2.0; VA/2.0; VT/2.0; WA/2.0; WI/2.0; WY/2.0
- After this course, participants will be able to list the neuroanatomical structures of the Basal Ganglia.
- After this course, participants will be able to will identify basal ganglia physiology and circuitry important for motor control.
- After this course, participants will be able to identify the underlying neurochemical and morphological mechanisms that govern neuroplasticity in the injured basal ganglia.
- After this course, participants will be able to identify the role of physical therapy intervention in promoting neuroplasticity and behavioral recovery in individuals with stroke and Parkinson's disease.
|0-5 Minutes||Background, review of learning outcomes|
|5-10 Minutes||The pathophysiology of Parkinson’s disease|
|10-30 Minutes||Exercise-induced changes in the dopaminergic system|
|30-50 Minutes||Revisiting the cause of the Parkinsonian State|
|50-80 Minutes||Exercise-induced post-synaptic changes: medium spiny neuron in striatum & glutamatergic system|
|80-105 Minutes||Exercise-induced improvement in motor performance|
|110-120 Minutes||Case Study: Impact of PT, Q&A|
PT, PhD, FAPTA
Beth Fisher is Is a Professor of Clinical Physical Therapy in the Division of Biokinesiology and Physical Therapy at the University of Southern California. She holds a joint appointment in the Department of Neurology, Keck School of medicine at USC. Dr. Fisher is the director of the Neuroplasticity and Imaging Laboratory primarily using Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) to investigate brain-behavior relationships during motor skill learning and motor control in both non-disabled individuals and individuals with neurologic disorders. She previously worked at Rancho Los Amigos Medical Center on the Adult Neurology and Brain Injury Services and continues to consult and teach nationally and internationally on current concepts for the treatment of adults with neurological disorders. During her years as a clinician and rehabilitation specialist, it was her greatest ambition to be a part of developing physical therapy interventions that would maximize neural and behavioral recovery in individuals suffering from pathological conditions affecting the nervous system. Towards this goal, she is currently studying the effects of skill training on functional recovery and brain repair in Parkinson’s disease. Additionally, she is studying brain changes using TMS in healthy individuals learning complex motor skills as well as long-term brain modifications that have occurred as the result of elite performance in athletes and professional musicians. In 2014, Dr. Fisher became a Catherine Worthingham Fellow of the American Physical Therapy Association. The FAPTA designation is the highest honor among APTA’s membership categories and signifies attainment of the topmost level of professional excellence
Financial disclosures: Beth Fisher has received an honorarium for presenting this course.
Non-financial: Beth Fisher has no relevant non-financial relationships to disclose.
Sponsor Disclosure: This Course is presented by PhysicalTherapy.com, a Continued site.
Content Disclosure: This learning event does not focus exclusively on any specific product or service.
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