Evidence-Based Exercise Interventions for People With Parkinson Disease
Section: Academy of Neurologic PT
Session Code: NE-2B-8133
Date: Friday, January 25, 2019
Time: 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Location: Walter E. Washington Convention Center
Room: Ballroom C

Speaker(s):   Yasser Salem, PT, PhD, MS, Board-Certified Clinical Specialist in Neurologic and Pediatric Physical Therapy
  Rebecca States, PhD

Session Type: Educational Sessions
Session Level: Intermediate

Regular physical activity is crucial to maintaining optimal physical function in people with Parkinson disease, and research suggests that structured exercise programs may have neuroprotective effects. In this session, the speakers will present the theoretical framework and recent empirical evidence for exercise interventions for people with Parkinson disease; highlight the evidence supporting the use of high-intensity aerobic exercise, highly challenging balance training, and resistance training for this population; and discuss guidelines for comprehensive exercise programs that address multiple domains of fitness and encourage long-term adherence.The presenters will summarize the results of their 10-year, community-based, ongoing exercise program for people with Parkinson disease, along with short- and long-term (1, 3, and 5 years) published data. Examples and videos of exercises and activities from our community-based exercise program will be used for demonstration.

Learning Objectives: Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:

1.Explain the theoretical basis for why exercise may benefit people with Parkinson disease.

2. Recognize research evidence supporting the unique benefits of aerobic, balance, and strength training for people with Parkinson disease.

3. Discuss essential components and design of an exercise program for people with Parkinson disease with respect to general exercise considerations, recommendations, mode, intensity, duration, frequency, and progression of exercise.

4. Provide examples of evidence-based exercise interventions for people with Parkinson disease aimed at fostering participation and improving diverse aspects of health and fitness.

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