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Physical Therapy Management of People With Advanced Parkinson's Disease

Course: #2550Level: Intermediate2 Hours 1777 Reviews

In this presentation, we will summarize of the common motor and non-motor symptoms people in the later stages of Parkinson disease experience along with the related functional limitations and restrictions on participation. We will also provide an overview of treatment approaches, appropriate outcome measures, and resources for physical therapists treating people with advanced Parkinson disease. This course is directly related to the practice of physical therapy and is therefore appropriate for the PT and PTA.

Course created on October 18, 2016

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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; 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

Learning Outcomes

  • checkmarkThe participant will be able to identify two common motor complications in advanced PD.
  • checkmarkThe participant will be able to identify two treatment strategies for people in the later stages of Parkinson's disease.
  • checkmarkThe participant will be able to describe two common functional limitations of people in the later stages of Parkinson's disease.
  • checkmarkThe participant will be able to identify three outcome measures to implement within PT practice.


0-5 Minutes Review of learner outcomes, background
5-10 Minutes Describe stages of PD.
10-15 Minutes Recognize and describe the motor signs and symptoms of advanced PD
15-20 Minutes Recognize and describe non-motor signs and symptoms of advanced PD.
20-25 Minutes Describe the on and off periods associated with PD and implications on function.
25-30 Minutes Describe common comorbidities in PD.
30-35 Minutes Recognize the impact of advanced PD on a persons life roles, the family, and support network. Discuss role of caregivers.
35-40 Minutes Discuss treatment goals for people in later stages of PD
40-50 Minutes Discuss multi-disciplinary team approach to treatment across settings
50-75 Minutes Discuss evidence-base treatment approaches to improve functional mobility and safety in later stages of PD -Examples of multi-disciplinary approaches -Functional training including Cognitive strategies to teach functional skills -Gait training including Assistive devices and Cuing strategies (visual) -Equipment recommendations -Safe exercise program under supervision and modified for safety (e.g. seated) -Overview of other factors that can lead to secondary decline throughout the course of PD
75-90 Minutes Describe commonly used outcome measures recommended for PT practice in PD, including recommendation but the APTAs PD Edge Task Force.
90-115 Minutes Application of treatment strategies and outcome measures in a person with advanced PT in an outpatient clinic.
115-120 Minutes Q and A, Summary


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This course is offered for 2.0 hours (Intermediate level) by the Texas Physical Therapy Association. The assignment of Texas PT CCUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by TPTA or TBPTE. The Texas Physical Therapy Association (TPTA) administers the CCAP on behalf of the Texas Board of Physical Therapy Examiners (Provider #2406033TX).

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