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Parkinson's Disease - A Perfect Balance:
DVD Video
$219.99 USD
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DVD Video - 4+ hours   Instructions
5 hr 3 min
Multi-disc video recording with electronic manual and instructions
CE Available:
Yes, See CE credit tab for complete continuing education details
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  1. Identify neuroanatomy structures affected by Parkinson’s disease and be able to explain common responses and changes to the structures with vigorous exercise
  2. Articulate primary, secondary, and tertiary symptoms and complaints of Parkinson’s and parkinsonism
  3. Determine when DBS should be introduced and articulate potential candidacy and efficacy of surgical treatment
  4. Identify scales and scores that quantify symptoms of Parkinson’s to show a baseline, as well as improvement with treatment
  5. Review medication for Parkinson’s, as well as common adverse effects and pitfalls
  6. Develop exercise programs for progressive, resistance training and increase intensity exercise for persons with Parkinson’s disease
  • Prevalence
  • Incidence
  • Economic impact
  • Anatomy
  • The subthalmaic nucleus
  • Types of parkinsonism
  • Common motor symptoms
  • Sensory disorders
  • Loss of function
  • Depression and apathy
  • Swallow dysfunction
  • Hypophonia
  • Types of exercise
  • Neuro plasticity
  • Early intervention
  • Activity dependent improvement
  • Baseline measurements
  • Heart rate/perceived exertion
  • Overview
  • Candidacy Requirements
  • Clinicians role in education
  • Patients expectations and limitations
  • Indications/Contraindications
  • UPDRS Testing: The Gold Standard
  • Tinetti balance and gait assessment
  • Hoehn and Yahr Staging System
  • Schwab and England ADL score
  • Montreal Cognitive Assessment Test
  • Neurological Examination
  • Levodopa drugs
  • Levodopa Agonists
  • Supplements
  • Adverse effects vs. benefits
  • Impact on exercise and functional mobility
  • Exercise techniques- rigorous exercise
  • Strength training/Big body movements
  • Facial and lingual exercises
  • Voice exercise techniques
  • Compensatory techniques to improve swallow
  • Oculomotor exercises


Kara M. Doctor, MS, PT, brings over 20 years of experience to the Physical Therapy field. She has been nationally certified in Allied Team Treatment for Parkinson’s disease. For the past 17 years, Kara has been treating patients with movement disorders, primarily Parkinson’s disease. She has been spokesperson and a lead presenter for deep brain stimulation support groups in Austin and has served on the board of directors for the Capital Area Parkinson’s Society (CAPS). Mrs. Doctor brings a wealth of knowledge with her vast experience in the treatment of patients living with Parkinson’s.

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Kara Doctor has an employment relationship with Neurology Solutions Consultants, PA. She receives a speaking honorarium for PESI, Inc.

Non-financial: Kara Doctor is a member of the Parkinson Action Network; and the Capital Area Parkinson’s Society.
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