Please note: This course is also offered in a series of recordings titled "Series: A Practical Approach to Evaluating and Treating Individuals with Parkinson’s Disease", course 2179 which is offered for AOTA/0.4 and NBCOT/5.0.
This course will educate therapists on Parkinson’s disease and practical approaches to performing comprehensive, evidence-based evaluations. This course is Part I in a two-part series. Part II will focus on treatment strategies.
Course created on August 20, 2014
Course Type: Video
CEUs/PDUs Offered: AOTA/0.2 Introductory, Category 2: Occupational Therapy Process - Evaluation; CE Broker/2.0 Home Study, General (FL), Patient Related (AL), General Continuing Education (GA), Direct Client/patient Services In Occupational Therapy (SC); NBCOT/2.5 Beginner, Geriatrics
- Distinguish between idiopathic PD and atypical parkinsonism.
- List commonly used outcome measures for assessing individuals with Parkinson’s disease based on disease stage and clinical presentation.
- Describe the impact non-motor symptoms have on the functional ability of individuals with Parkinson’s disease.
- List cognitive changes associated with Parkinson’s disease.
- Describe how medical and surgical treatments impact the functional ability of individuals with Parkinson’s disease.
|0-10 Minutes||Background and Overview|
|25-40 Minutes||Motor Symptoms|
|40-55 Minutes||Non-Motor Symptoms|
|55-70 Minutes||Medical & Surgical Treatments|
|70-90 Minutes||Performing an Intake History|
|90-115 Minutes||Evaluation & Outcome Measures|
|115-120 Minutes||Q & A|
Heather J. Cianci, PT, MS, GCS
Heather Cianci, PT, MS, GCS is the founding therapist of the Dan Aaron Parkinson’s Rehabilitation Center (Good Shepherd/Penn Partners) at Pennsylvania Hospital in Philadelphia, PA. Heather also works for LSVT® Global as a BIG trainer, teaching PTs and OTs throughout the US and recently in Europe. She received her Bachelor’s in Physical Therapy from the University of Scranton in Scranton, PA and her Master’s in Gerontology from Saint Joseph’s University in Philadelphia. Heather has practiced physical therapy for 18 years, with the majority of those years dedicated to working with patients with Parkinson’s disease. She is a certified LSVT® BIG clinician, PWR! (Parkinson Wellness Recovery) Expert, and a graduate of the National Parkinson Foundation’s (NPF) Allied Team Training Program (ATTP). Heather’s research includes movement strategies for bed mobility, falls and freezing of gait. She also is the author of the 3rd and 4th editions of Fitness Counts, and a co-author of Activities of Daily Living: Practical Pointers, educational manuals for the NPF, as well as a chapter on rehabilitative strategies in Comprehensive Nursing Care for Parkinson’s Disease (Springer Publishing). Heather teaches about rehabilitation and Parkinson’s at Thomas Jefferson University’s Department of Physical Therapy in Philadelphia and lectures at many local and national support groups and conferences. She also is a board member of CurePSP, the Foundation for PSP/CBD and Related Brain Diseases, and is chair of their Medical Professional Education Committee. Heather’s recent courses include Parkinson’s Disease Across the Lifespan: A Roadmap for Nurses, and Parkinson’s Disease: A Practical Approach to Evaluation and Treatment for the Physical Therapist, both sponsored through the Parkinson Disease Foundation.
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American Occupational Therapy Association
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