• Continuing Education
  • Parkinson’s Disease: Applying the Evidence

    Course Date: April 01, 2017  –  April 01, 2017

    Saturday: 8:00AM - 5:00PM

    Brooks Rehabilitation Hospital
    Assembly Rooms 1 and 2
    3599 University Blvd South
    Jacksonville, FL 32216 

    This is an 8-hour course designed to provide evidence-based examination and intervention strategies to rehabilitation professionals for patient populations with dynamic and constantly fluctuating abilities: those with Parkinson’s disease as well as those with atypical presentations termed parkinsonisms. Initially, a foundation is built around the pathoanatomy and pathophysiology of Parkinson’s disease including the role of medications, clinical diagnosis and prognosis.The pathophysiology and pathoanatomy of related movement disorders will also be presented for the purpose of differential diagnosis in a clinical setting.The remainder of the course will be presented in a case-based format with group discussions and psychomotor labs devoted to evidence-based examination and intervention. By the conclusion of the course, participants will be able to use knowledge gained about the irregular and often unpredictable course of a progressive neurological disease to optimize function and mobility.

    At the end of this course, participants will be able to:

    • Discuss the pathoanatomy and pathophysiology of idiopathic Parkinson’s disease and atypical presentations of Parkinson’s disease termed parkinsonism.
    • Identify clinical signs and symptoms of idiopathic Parkinson’s disease, atypical presentations of Parkinson’s disease, and related movement disorders for the purpose differential diagnosis. These movement disorders include:
      • Progressive Supranuclear Palsy and variants
      • Huntington Disease
      • Cerebella Ataxia
      • Multiple Systems Atrophy
      • Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis      
    • List the components of a comprehensive examination of individuals with idiopathic Parkinson’s disease as well as discuss the performance differences among those with atypical parkinsonisms.
    • Utilize evidence-based clinical outcome scales to chart improvement in physical impairments and functional limitations for individuals with idiopathic Parkinson’s disease.
    • Apply intervention techniques including motor learning concepts, aerobic exercise, resistance exercise and fall prevention exercise to individuals with idiopathic Parkinson’s disease. 

    Jacqueline Osborne PT, DPT, GCS, CEEAA
    Brooks Rehabilitation
    Coordinator, Brooks IHL Geriatric Residency Program 

    The information presented in this course is clinically relevant for Physical Therapist (PT), Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA), Occupational Therapist (OT), and Occupational Therapist Assistants (OTA) practitioners.

    Disclaimer: Registrations from individuals with clinical designations not listed in the intended audience for this course may be subject to removal from the course roster without a full refund. See Brooks IHL Course Policies and Procedures for details. If you are unsure or have questions related to the intended audience, please email info@BrooksIHL.org and we will be happy to help clarify!

    This course is approved for 8 contact hours (0.8 CEUs) by the following disciplines:

    • Physical Therapist
    • Occupational Therapist

    This course is approved for 7 contact hours (0.7 CEUs) by the following disciplines:

    • Physical Therapist Assistants
    • Occupational Therapist Assistants

    Based on the criterion provided by the AOTA this is a category 1 introductory course that falls into the group of general practice/health/medical.


    • Standard Ticket: $240.00
    • Brooks Clinician: $100.00
    • Student: $50.00

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    BUNDLE & SAVE! Clinicians who have attended this course have also attended our Multiple Sclerosis: Applying the Evidence course. Purchase both courses at a discounted rate using the registration fields below. Please note these courses are offered together in one weekend for your convenience.

    • Combo Standard Ticket: $430.00
    • Combo Brooks Clinician: $200.00

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    If you would like to pay by check, cash, or Brooks department*, please print this registration form, and send it to us with your payment. Please make checks payable to Brooks Rehabilitation.

    The Brooks Institute of Higher Learning will provide reasonable accommodations for learners with special needs. Please contact the Brooks IHL @ info@BrooksIHL.org for more information and/or for a special needs accommodation request.