The purpose of this course is to examine dance-based interventions to address the physical and cognitive symptoms associated with Parkinson’s Disease to improve outcomes and enhance well-being. Using different styles and modifications of dance moves and sequences, clinicians will be instructed on how to implement beginner dance-based interventions in seated and standing positions along with modifications with their clients diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease.
Course created on June 17, 2019
Course Type: Video
CEUs/Hours Offered: AOTA/0.1 Introductory, Category 1: Domain Of OT - Areas Of Occupation; CE Broker/1.0 Home Study, General (FL), Patient Related (AL), General Continuing Education (GA), Direct Client/patient Services In Occupational Therapy (SC), CE Broker #20-726962; IACET/0.1; NBCOT PDUs/1.25 Beginner, Rehabilitation
- After this course, participants will be able to describe clinical symptoms and stages of Parkinson's disease.
- After this course, participants will be able to list the safety considerations and the benefits of implementing dance-based interventions with clients diagnosed with Parkinson's disease.
- After this course, participants will be able to summarize at least three dance movements/sequences including modifications (grading up and down) in seated and/or standing position that can be incorporated in a treatment session with clients diagnosed with Parkinson's disease.
|5-10 Minutes||Overview of Parkinson's Disease|
|10-25 Minutes||Why dance?|
|25-30 Minutes||Safety considerations|
|30-50 Minutes||Dance demonstrations with modifications|
|55-60 Minutes||Summary, Q & A|
Erika del Pozo, MOT, OTR/L
Erika del Pozo, MOT, OTR/L holds a BA in Dance and Master’s in Occupational Therapy from Nova Southeastern University. Ms. del Pozo has practiced in outpatient pediatrics for five years. She also has experience working with older adults with progressive neurological conditions and created a modified-dance curriculum for adults with Parkinson’s Disease in Boca Raton, FL. Ms. del Pozo’s special interests include work well-being and burnout prevention in healthcare. She is CEO and founder of Joy Energy Time, a business dedicated to helping healthcare professionals and organizations address the ongoing challenges of burnout. Ms. del Pozo’s goals and approach is to understand how burnout manifests in an individual, the social phenomenon of burnout, adaptive and maladaptive coping and cognitive strategies, the complex interplay of intrinsic and extrinsic factors, dysfunctional team energy dynamics, leadership, and how interpersonal team communications impact the healthcare worker and thus the organization. Ms. del Pozo served as an adjunct professor at Nova Southeastern University for three semesters, collaborating with Dr. Lambdin-Pattavina to teach Occupational Analysis and Human Interactions.
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