Parkinson's Disease and Other Movement Disorders

Course: Parkinson's Disease and Other Movement Disorders

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This course is appropriate for qualified physiotherapists only*

Physiotherapists working in aged care frequently have to manage people with Parkinson's disease (PD) and other movement disorders. This course will improve skills relevant to the assessment and treatment of these disorders. It will cover recent research findings, new medication and other changes in PD management (eg, surgery) and their implications for physiotherapy practice.

Presenter: Melissa McConaghy, FACP

Saturday 8 September 2018 

Times: 9.00 am-4.30 pm 
Registration: 8.45 am 

Registrations close: 26 August 2018

Learning outcomes
The Participant of the Parkinson's Disease and other Movement Disorders course will:
1. Understand the pathophysiology of Parkinson’s disease and most common Parkinsonisms
2. Understand the role that medication plays in managing the symptoms of people with Parkinsonisms
3. Further develop assessment and outcomes model to analyse and discriminate within the motor and non-motor impairments and likely presentations.
4. Further develop a treatment tool kit to assist patients with Parkinsonisms effectively
5. Reflect on the role of education and self-management models to be drive self-efficacy
6. Reflect on the role of early intervention verse later intervention and the likely treatment effect and burden of disease

Presenter biographies
Director & Principal Physiotherapist at Advance Rehab Centre
Specialist Neurological Physiotherapist and Fellow of the College of Physiotherapists
Master of Neurological Physiotherapy & Postgraduate Certificate of Public Health
Melissa established Mobile Rehab Innovations in 2006 and Advance Rehab Centre in 2009 after recognising the need for a rehabilitation service providing expert rehabilitation for people with complex therapy needs in Sydney. Melissa is one of three clinical specialist neurological physiotherapists in NSW and has extensive experience in neurological rehabilitation. Her primary interests are in stroke and Parkinson's disease and she is the co-founder of PD Warrior. Melissa has worked in a variety of rehabilitation settings both here and overseas and has been a senior physiotherapist supervising and teaching junior staff for over ten years.

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8/09/2018 - 8/09/2018
APA National Office
Level 1
1175 Toorak Road
Camberwell, VIC


Saturday, 08 September 2018

GPA/Rural Member: $341.00, APA Member: $396.00, Non-Member: $594.00
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
8/09/2018 9:00 AM

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