Introduction to Parkinson's Disease
Price 100.00
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By: Abdul Qayyum Rana, MD FRCPC, FRCP (HON)
ISBN# 978-1-935746-56-0
Course Description:
The incidence of Parkinson's disease is seen in all races. Almost 10 million individuals worldwide are affected by Parkinson's disease and the number is increasing as people live longer. Health-fitness professionals who work with the general public and older adults will encounter clients and patients with Parkinson's disease. Understanding the basics of the disease allows professionals to recognize disease progression and be aware of and learn how to manage numerous possible symptoms and related problems, allowing those with PD to live longer with better quality of life.

Education Level: Intermediate - Advanced
Prerequisites: Recommended Basic Certification in Fitness Field Minimal
Successful completion of the quiz is necessary to receive Continuing Education Credit.
Approved for:
    0.4Action Personal Trainer Certification
    4.0American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM)
    0.4American Kinesiotherapy Association (COPS-KT)
    0.4International Accreditors for Continuing Education and Training (IACET)
    0.4National Association for Fitness Certification (NAFC)
    2.0National Council on Strength & Fitness (NCSF)
    0.8National Federation of Professional Trainers (NFPT)
    4.0National Strength Professionals Association (NSPA)
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Course Objectives:
After completing this course you will be able to:
  1. Define Parkinson's disease, parkinsonism, and discuss the history of the disease.
  2. List and describe the 4 classifications of parkinsonism.
  3. Recognize the statistics of Parkinson's, the 5 risk factors, and neuroprotective factors.
  4. Recognize the basic anatomy of the nervous system and describe the brain's role in Parkinson's.
  5. Discuss the cause and pathophysiology of Parkinson's
  6. Identify 4 motor symptoms and 13 non-motor symptoms of Parkinson's.
  7. Describe the physical limitations and diagnosis of Parkinson's.
  8. Identify staging for Parkinson's
  9. Describe 4 aspects of treatment for Parkinson's.
  10. Explain how to safely and effectively perform 12 exercises for advanced Parkinson's disease.
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