Tuesday, January 15
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM ET
PD ExpertBriefing: Gait, Balance and Falls in Parkinson's Disease
Presented on January 15, 2013
Led by Terry Ellis, P.T., Ph.D., N.C.S.
Guest host Becky G. Farley, Ph.D., M.S., P.T.
Falls are a risk for many people with Parkinson's who experience trouble with gait, yet they can be prevented. What practical strategies can you use to understand falls and prevent them from happening to you, a loved one or a patient? Find out by joining PDF and Dr. Ellis for a one-hour PD ExpertBriefing discussing the topic.
Goals for Participants:
- Gain a better understanding of the nature of walking and balance problems experienced by people living with Parkinson's disease.
- Learn about the research that demonstrates the benefits of rehabilitation and exercise to improve walking and balance in Parkinson’s disease.
- Learn practical strategies to help improve walking and reduce fall risk as it applies to you, or a loved one or a patient living with Parkinson's disease.
Terry Ellis, P.T., Ph.D., N.C.S.
Dr. Ellis is Clinical Professor in the Department of Physical Therapy and Athletic Training at Boston University’s College of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences: Sargent College, in Boston, MA. Dr. Ellis is also the Co-Director of the Center for Neurorehabilitation at Boston University and directs the American Parkinson Disease Association’s National Rehabilitation Resource Center housed at Boston University.
Dr. Ellis, a Board certified specialist in Neurologic Physical Therapy, conducts research and provides clinical consultations and education to healthcare professionals and to people living with neurological disorders, including Parkinson's disease. She is the author of numerous peer-reviewed articles, with her research focusing on investigating the effects of exercise and rehabilitation on reducing disability and enhancing quality of life in persons with Parkinson's.
She lectures nationally in the area of rehabilitation and Parkinson’s disease. She is a co-author of the “BE ACTIVE” exercise manual published by the American Parkinson Disease Association and has developed evidence-based community based wellness programs and an inpatient rehabilitation program for people with Parkinson’s disease. Dr. Ellis also served on the faculty for, Parkinson’s Disease: A Practical Approach to Evaluation & Treatment for the Physical Therapist, a PDF-led online course designed by expert physical therapists in the field of Parkinson’s disease to help other physical therapists better understand how to evaluate, treat, and deliver comprehensive care to people living with Parkinson’s.
Dr. Ellis has Ph.D., in Behavioral Neurosciences from Boston University School of Medicine.
Guest Host: Becky G. Farley, Ph.D., M.S., P.T.
Becky G. Farley, Ph.D., M.S., P.T., is a physical therapist with over 30 years of experience in neurorehabilitation and is the CEO and Founder of the nonprofit NeuroFit Networks. She also holds a research appointment in the Department of Physiology at the University of Arizona.
While completing her Ph.D., in neuroscience at the University of Arizona, Dr. Farley developed LSVT® BIG as an exercise approach to target whole body bradykinesia for people with Parkinson’s and completed an NIH-funded randomized clinical trial documenting its short-term efficacy (three-months). Since 2007, she has trained over 5,000 clinicians in the LSVT® BIG protocol and published many peer-reviewed articles and book chapters on exercise and Parkinson disease.
If you have questions about how to join this PD ExpertBriefing, by phone or online, please see our PD ExpertBriefing FAQ.
Are you a health care professional seeking CEUs for this PD ExpertBriefing? The CEU application is now closed. CEUs are managed through PDF's sponsorship of the American Society on Aging. Participants have until 30 days after the event to complete the hour long PD ExpertBriefing and your CEUs survey. If you have questions about your CEUs please contact ASA at (415) 974-9628.
Below is the list of approved Boards. If your state or national board is not listed, please verify with your board or association regarding acceptance of one of the providers listed below before applying for CEUs. If you have a specific board you work with that’s not listed on the CEU application form, please check with them to see if they accept accreditation from one of the providers that is listed; for example the California Board of Registered Nursing covers most states, not just residents of California.
- American Occupation Therapy Association
- Association of Social Work Boards
- California Association of Drug and Alcohol Counselors
- California Board of Registered Nursing
- California Board of Behavioral Sciences
- National Academy of Certified Care Managers
- National Board of Certified Counselors
- Society of Certified Senior Advisors
Please complete the online form (sent to you after registration) within 30 days of the live date of each PD web seminar. You can attend the live seminar or take advantage of the recorded seminar to claim your free CEU credit. There is a maximum of one Board selection per person per event. CEUs must be claimed within 30 days of the date of the live event, and the recordings are available for 30 days after each live web seminar. Your CEU credit will be emailed within 30 days of survey submission.
Browse our library of past seminars and watch them at any time to learn more about nutrition, the PD pipeline and other topics.