presented by Robert J. Schreyer
Satisfactory completion requirements: All disciplines must complete learning assessments to be awarded credit, no minimum score required unless otherwise specified within the course.
Robert J. Schreyer, PT, DPT, NCS, MSCS, CSCS
Dr. Schreyer is co-owner of Aspire Physical Therapy & Fitness P.C., and co-owner of the Aspire Center for Health + Wellness, New York City's first all-inclusive health & wellness center. In addition to his Practice, Dr. Schreyer is also a Faculty Professor at Touro College in the Doctorate of Physical Therapy program where he teaches…Read full bio
1. Parkinson's Disease: A Comprehensive Summary
In this informative chapter, gain knowledge of what Parkinson’s disease is, the medical management of the disease, and what is important for the therapist to know. Review a detailed description of the Dopaminergic system including the Basal Ganglia/Basal Nuclei feedback loop and the brain structures involved. Recognize the primary and secondary signs and symptoms along with the cardinal signs of Parkinson’s disease.
2. Physical Therapy Evaluation of Parkinson’s Disease
In the second chapter of this course, receive a full understanding of the difference between a conventional patient evaluation and an evaluation for an individual with Parkinson’s disease. Develop the ability to differentiate between the sup-types of the disease, and determine the outcome measures for patients with Parkinson’s. Lastly, review normative value tests commonly used with this patient population.
3. Physical Therapy Philosophies
In this chapter, gain knowledge of the current trends in physical therapy research concerning patients with Parkinson’s disease. Learn generalized Parkinson’s disease specific treatment strategies and recommendations including: prevention, remediation, and compensation.
4. Functional Approach to Parkinson’s Disease Intervention
This chapter will give the online learner an understanding of the Curre Principles behind a functional approach. Dr. Schreyer preforms movement analysis and gait analysis while breaking down functional tasks into parts. Lastly, develop the ability to identify biomechanical limitation, determine how this affects function, and create a function-specific treatment plan.
5. Symptom-based Treatment Approach to Parkinson’s Disease Intervention
In the final chapter of this course, Dr. Schreyer shares with the online user treatment strategies for Hypertonicity, Rigidity, Bradykinesia, and Postural Impairment.