2nd Annual Allied Health Professional Summer School - Course Program

2nd Annual Allied Health Professional Summer School: Physiotherapy for People with Parkinson’s

Torres Vedras (Lisbon), Portugal - September 25-27, 2014

Course Program

Course Directors

Joaquim Ferreira, MD, PhD, Lisbon, Portugal
Samyra Keus, PT, Nijmegen, Netherlands

Day 1 - Parkinson's Disease and Other Movement Disorders
8:00-8:30 Registration

Welcome to the summer school
Samyra Keus & Joaquim Ferreira


Basal ganglia function and neuroplasticity
Alice Nieuwboer


How to recognize Parkinson's disease and atypical parkinsonisms
Bastiaan Bloem


Medical management of Parkinson's disease
Joaquim Ferreira

11:00-11:30 Coffee Break
11:30-12:00 Surgical management: DBS and effects on gait, posture and falls overview
Miguel Coelho
12:00-12:30 Physical therapy management of Parkinson's: what's new?
Samyra Keus
12:30-13:00 Panel Discussion
All morning faculty
13:00-14:00 Lunch
14:00-14:45 Integrated and multidisciplinary network care for Parkinson's disease
Bastiaan Bloem
14:45-15:30 What matters to patients: motor/non-motor clinical features and progression
Angelo Antonini
15:30-15:45 Coffee Break
15:45-16:30 Gait, balance and falls in Parkinson's and their management and assessment
Bastiaan Bloem
16:30-17:15 Plenary: wrapping up
19:00-22:00 Video dinner session
Angelo Antonini
Bastiaan Bloem
Joaquim Ferreira


Day 2 - Rehabilitation Management
8:00-8:30 Motor learning in Parkinson's disease: clinical practice
Lynn Rochester
8:30-9:15 European PT guidelines: development, structure and its use for decision support and optimizing Parkinson care
Samyra Keus

History taking & physical assessment
History taking: What to address? How to incorporate measurement tools?
Physical assessment: What to examine? How to decide upon the treatment goal?
Samyra Keus

10:00-11:30 **Parallel: Physical capacity
Improving physical capacity in clinical practice and recommendations for training
Becky Farley and Claire Mclean
11:30-11:45 Coffee break
11:45-13:15 **Parallel: Gait
Cognition and gait: influence and dual task training
Lynn Rochester

What can we teach people with Parkinson's disease for home based programs for gait, balance and falls?
Josefa Domingos
13:15-14:00 Lunch

**Parallel: Transfers and posture
Training of measurement tools for transfers
Samyra Keus

What to teach people with Parkinson's disease for home based programs for transfers and posture?
Bhanu Ramaswamy

15:30-15:45 Coffee break
15:45-17:15 **Parallel: Cueing
Cueing: the evidence
Alice Nieuwboer

Applying cueing and attentional strategies in practice and at home
Mariella Graziano
17:15-17:45 Late stage Parkinson's disease: clinical problems and management issues
Miguel Coelho
17:45-18:15 Plenary discussion and wrap up
19:00-22:00 Social program


Day 3 - Practice
8:00-8:45 How to select measurement tools and outcomes for clinical studies in PD
Olivier Rascol
8:45-9:30 How to design clinical studies for physiotherapy interventions in PD
Alice Nieuwboer
9:30-10:00 Coffee break
10:00-11:00 Parallel patient sessions
6 groups with PT's and 1 patient per group
11:00-11:15 Break
11:15-12:15 Parallel patient sessions
6 groups with PT's and 1 patient per group
12:15-13:15 Lunch
13:15-14:00 Plenary discussion
14:00-15:00 Wrap-up and overview of opportunities within MDS and how to get involved
Olivier Rascol