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International Parkinson and Movement Disorder Society
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Evaluation and Management of Postural Instability and Gait Disorders

Length:60 MinutesCME Credits:1Release Date:Feb 01, 2021

Foundational / BeginnerInteractive

Program Description

The MDS Evaluation and Management of Postural Instability and Gait course will provide a comprehensive overview of brain circuits involved in posture and gait as well as an overview of the dopaminergic, cholinergic, and noradinergic pathways and their role in postural instability and gait disorders.


  • Other Movement Disorders


Margaret Mak, PhD ; Irene Wong, PhD

Course Purpose

The primary purpose of this course is to provide information on evaluation and management of postural instability and gait.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this activity learners will be able to:
1. Discuss the pathophysiology of postural instability and gait disorders in Parkinson’s disease
2. Evaluate clinical manifestations and postural instability and gait disorders in Parkinson's disease
3. Describe non-pharmacological therapeutic options for postural instability and gait disorders in Parkinson's disease

Intended Audience

This activity is intended for health professionals, neurologists, primary care physicians with an interest in movement disorders, neurology residents and movement disorder fellows.

Accreditation Credit

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME). The International Parkinson and Movement Disorder Society is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The International Parkinson and Movement Disorder Society designates this education activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Method of Participation

Your chosen sessions must be attended in their entirety. Partial credit of individual sessions is not available. If you are seeking continuing education credit for a specialty not listed in the Accreditation Statement, it is your responsibility to contact your licensing/certification board to determine course eligibility for your board requirement.

Faculty Disclosure


Staff Disclosure

MDS staff members involved with the planning, development, and review of the content for this activity have no relevant affiliations or financial relationships to disclose.

Hardware and Software Requirements

1. Active Internet connection (DSL or Cable). Dial-up connection will have constant buffering problem.
2. Compatible with Windows PC and MAC (256 MB of RAM or higher)
3. Activity is best viewed on Internet Explorer 9.0 or higher, Safari 5.0 or higher and Firefox 29.0 or higher
4. Adobe Flash Player 12.0 (or higher).
5. Adobe Reader to print certificate.

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Ericka Blackford


All individuals in control of content for this course are required to disclose all relevant financial relationships with commercial interests as defined by the ACCME.

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