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Prader Willi: Therapy Considerations

Course #: 03-834

Price: $45.00

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CE Credit Hours: 5.00 Continuing Education Credit Hours

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CEU Course Description

Physical activity programs are a powerful tool against several diseases including obesity and their comorbidities.  Prader-Willi syndrome (PWS) is the most common genetic disease associated with obesity, and brings with it behavioral and emotional problems that need complex management.  The goals of this CEU course are to compare learning by observation and learning by doing in PWS individuals, quantify the effect of a mixed training program on balance, assess the physiological adaptation effect of a physical activity program with increasing complexity and load, and quantitatively characterize the strategy of patients with PWS during gait initiation (GI) and gait termination (GT) using parameters obtained by the Center of Pressure (CoP) track.


CEU Course Objectives

  1. Discuss what is necessary in order to support and motivate PWS patients in adhering to rehabilitative programs, the only available treatment preventing potential regressive evolution.
  2. Explain how observing another person performing a complex action and solving a problem helps with learning.
  3. Examine what findings suggest should be given particular consideration within rehabilitation programs for PWS individuals.
  4. Identify what patients were encouraged to do when not participating in program activities to counteract the tendency to gain weight and at the same time to distract them from the compulsive search for food.
  5. Provide three key symptoms secondary to alterations in hypothalamic function.
  6. Describe how the language difficulties of PWS individuals relates to understanding verbal instructions.


CEU Course Syllabus

  Learning Considerations

  1.38 Contact Hours  

  Weight Control and Behavior   1.06 Contact Hours 
  Postural Adaptations   0.75 Contact Hours 
  Gait Strategies   1.06 Contact Hours 
  Physical Activity Physiological Adaptations     0.75 Contact Hours 

Total = 5 Contact Hours

Instructional level:  Intermediate

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Course Date: 2018-09-06

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