Implementing an Exercise-Based Approach to Treat Progressive Neurological Diagnoses

Meredith Roberts Lo, PT, DPT

Implementing an Exercise-Based Approach to Treat Progressive Neurological Diagnoses

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Course Highlights

  • Immediately improve your client's quality of life and function by directly impacting the progression of their disease
  • Current research around exercise and disease progression
  • Practical interventions and strategies for progressing activity to exercise for any level of impairment
  • Hands-on labs for creating, modifying, and progressing exercise intervention's and HEPs
  • Effective, evidence-based interventions for all progressive neurological diagnoses

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Over 1.2 million people in the US are diagnosed withParkinson's and this is expected to double by 2030. There is no cure for Parkinson's and other chronic progressive neurological diseases currently. However, our research has been demonstrating the effectiveness of exercise on slowing down disease progression and improving motor control recovery for our neurological population. As physical and occupational therapists, our expertise is in applying exercise physiology to pathology. We are the experts in pairing these two components and teaching our patients how to utilize them for their highest possible quality of life and functional status. If you want to do more than just help your patient compensate and give them the tools to target the disease itself, this class is for you. Learn how to take our exciting growing body of research and impact not only your client's quality of life, but your own.

This workshop will bring you up to date on current research that demonstrates the effectiveness of exercise as a tool for modifying disease progression in neurological diagnoses. Participants will leave with a variety of treatment ideas and the tools to modify or progress these for any setting or impairment level. Didactic lab-based activities using case studies will allow the participants to enhance their skill in designing interventions that utilize the research presented. On returning to your patients you will be able to immediately put into place the treatmentideas and progressions you have learned.

  1. Implement the 4 key principles of using exercise as medicine citing case examples for each.
  2. Progress a functional exercise program for multiple impairment levels of neurological disease impairment.
  1. Four Key Principles for Using Exercise as Medicine with Supporting Research
    • Intensity and supporting research
    • Complexity and its equal importance with supporting research
    • Saliency - The power in belief
    • Timing - How the stages of disease impact expectations and outcomes related to exercise
  2. How to Implement Research into Practice
    • Lab-based activities to progress activity into exerciseusing case examples
    • Didactic activities for modifying and progressing thesefoundational activities to meet all levels of patient impairment
    • Tips and tricks for getting patient buy in and carryover to continue exercising

Meredith Roberts Lo, PT, DPT, has been specializing in neurorehabilitation since 2005. Her passion for working with theParkinson's community began with a class on Parkinson's Wellness Recovery or PWR! where she learned the art and sciencebehind treating this unique group. Since then Meredith has trained and worked alongside the top rehab professionals andmovement disorder specialists in the country. She has attended multiple unique training workshops such as PWR!, AlliedTeam in Training, and John Argue. She has practiced as a Parkinson's specific physical therapist in multiple settings. Shecontinues to be an active member of the APTA and the degenerative disease special interest group.Currently, she has founded Roberts Empowered Movement Center where she provides Parkinson's specific physical therapy.She has also founded the nonprofit, Parkinson's Pointe, to support the Parkinson's community through education, communityexercise and the development of resiliency in Denver, Colorado. Meredith began teaching as a neuro rehabilitation assistantprofessor in 2008 and has since been teaching CEU courses for the therapy community. Meredith's love for teaching andmentoring inspires her to continue to share her experience with her peer's in hopes of stamping out Parkinson's disease.

DISCLOSURES

FINANCIAL: Meredith Roberts Lo is compensated as the owner of Roberts Empowered Movement Center LLC as well as by Summit as an instructor.

NONFINANCIAL: Meredith Roberts Lo has no nonfinancial relationships to disclose.

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