Course Directors

Alice Nieuwboer, PhD - University of Leuven, Belgium
Lynn Rochester, PhD - Newcastle University, United Kingdom

Course Program
Day 1: September 8, 2016
8:30-9:00 Registration and Welcome
9:00-10:00 Parkinson’s disease: medical management success, limitations and implications for physiotherapy
10:00-10:45 European Guideline for PD: setting the benchmark for rehabilitation
10:45-11:00 Coffee Break
11:00-12:00 Evidence for exercise and motor learning, beyond the guideline
12:00-13:30 Lunch at Irish College and Walk to Faculty building
13:30-15:00 Practical workshops on how to assess patients with PD in 4 groups. (Groups 1-2 and 3-4 change sessions after 45 minutes)
Group 1: Gait tests, including FOG
Group 2: Evaluation of transfers 
Group 3: Balance tests – MiniBest 
Group 4: Upper Limb tests 
15:00-15:15 Break
15:30-16:30 Practical workshops on how to treat patients with PD in 2 groups. (Students change sessions after 1 hour)
Group 1 and 2: How to apply functional exercise 
Group 3 and 4: How to apply dual task training – using patient demonstrations
16:30-17:30 Clinical reasoning with 4 cases from therapists own practice
17:30-18:00 Possibility to discuss clinical cases with tutors individually (All tutors and faculty)


 

Day 2: September 9, 2016
9:00-10:00 Cognitive problems in Parkinson’s disease: How to recognize them and implications for rehabilitation and learning
10:00-10:45 All there is to know about freezing of gait
10:45-11:00 Coffee Break
11:00-12:00 Cueing and providing feedback: old and novel concepts
12:00-13:30 Lunch at Irish College, followed by walk to Faculty building
13:30-15:00 Practical workshops on how to assess patients with PD in 4 groups. (Groups 3-4 and 1-2 change sessions after 45 minutes) Group 3: Gait tests, including FOG 
Group 4: Evaluation of transfers 
Group 1: Balance tests – MiniBest
Group 2: Upper Limb tests
15:00-15:15 Break
15:30-16:30 Practical workshops on how to treat patients with PD in 2 groups. (Students change sessions after 1 hour) Group 3 and 4: How to apply functional exercise; Group 1 and 2: How to apply dual task training – using patient demonstrations
16:30-17:30

Clinical reasoning with 4 cases from therapists own practice

17:30-18:00 Possibility to discuss clinical cases with tutors individually (All tutors and faculty)


 

Day 3: September 10, 2016
9:00-10:00 Parkinson plus syndromes: a rehabilitation perspective and the role of the multi-disciplinary team
10:00-11:00 Balance and falls – exercise recommendations for daily practice and dosing exercise correctly
11:00-12:00 Rehabilitation of musculoskeletal problems and specific postural problems, camptocormia and dystonia
12:00 Departures

 

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