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Parkinson's Disease Exercise Mode Comparison

Course #: 03-534

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CE Credit Hours: 5.00 Continuing Education Credit Hours

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CEU Course Description 

Parkinson's disease (PD) is the second most common neurodegenerative disorder after Alzheimer's disease.  Physical rehabilitation is commonly used in patients with PD to improve their health and alleviate the symptoms.  The goal of this CEU course is to determine the overall effect of resistance training (RT) on measures of muscular strength in people with PD and identify effective RT interventions to increase strength in people with PD in order to provide evidence-based guidelines.  Further, this course compares resistance training with balance training for the improvement of postural control in people with PD.  Lastly, this course explores a technology-assisted exercise protocol that is specifically aimed at reducing bradykinesia.


CEU Course Objectives 

  1. Explain common motor symptoms of PD.
  2. Investigate the result of physical exercise on motor symptoms, bradykinesia, balance problems, and levodopa dosage.
  3. Identify the factor that contributes to postural instability and gait difficulties and has been identified as a secondary cause for bradykinesia in PD.
  4. Describe what resistance training has been shown to improve and why it should be included in interventions.


CEU Course Syllabus

  Parkinson's Introduction and Resistance Training Methods   0.42 Contact Hours  
  Resistance Training Results, Discussion and Conclusion   1.80 Contact Hours
  Resistance vs. Balance Training Introduction and Methods   0.53 Contact Hours
  Resistance vs. Balance Results, Discussion and Conclusion     0.96 Contact Hours
  Bradykinesia Introduction   0.21 Contact Hours
  Adaptive Training Methods and Protocol   0.43 Contact Hours
  Results, Conclusion and Clinical Application   0.65 Contact Hours

Total = 5 Contact Hours

Instructional level:  Intermediate

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Course Date: 2016-07-17

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