Advanced Instructor Training in Community Exercise for Parkinson Disease: May 4, 2018, Atlanta, GA

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Advanced Instructor Training in Community Exercise for Parkinson Disease: May 4, 2018, Atlanta, GA

85.00

PRE-REQUISITE: Completion of the "Community Exercise for People with Parkinson Disease" course

This advanced workshop is designed for instructors who have experience leading community exercise programs for people with Parkinson disease (PD). This course will further equip health and fitness professionals to provide safe, high-quality group and individual exercise programming for people at all stages of PD. Didactic instruction will be paired with hands-on exercise experiences. 

Register for Course

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ABOUT THE COURSE

For: Physical and occupational therapists, certified personal trainers, wellness coordinators and group fitness instructors who have experience leading community exercise programs for people with PD and have completed the "Community Exercise for People with Parkinson Disease" course. 

Credits: .4 CECs, approved by the American Council on Exercise (ACE)

When: Friday, May 4, 2018 from 10:00am to 3:00pm

Location: Lenbrook, 3747 Peachtree Road, NE Atlanta, GA 30319

COURSE OBJECTIVES

  1. Discuss new research on exercise principals for Parkinson disease and new medical treatments

  2. Review how to lead exercise at an appropriate intensity and dose to achieve functional change for participants

  3. Learn evidence-based guidelines on nutrition for PD

  4. Understand how to design appropriate exercise interventions for people with complex symptoms

  5. Evaluate best practices in planning class formats, designing multi-level exercises and partnering with other health professionals in the continuum of care      

COURSE INSTRUCTORS

Madeleine E. Hackney, Ph.D., Certified ACE personal trainer

Assistant Professor, Emory University School of Medicine; Research Health Scientist, Atlanta VA Rehabilitation R&D Center of Excellence

Doherty Riebesell, PT, DPT, GCS

Physical Therapist

Tricia Creel, PT, DPT, NCS

Wellness Program Coordinator, American Parkinson Disease Association - Greater St. Louis Chapter