Exercise for Parkinson’s: Training for Professionals

Are you a physical therapist or exercise professional interested in learning more about working with people with Parkinson’s? Join us for our daylong training to learn about the types of activities that target specific mobility limitations that occur in Parkinson’s. Based on research from OHSU’s Balance Disorders Laboratory, our training focuses on full, functional body movements using a variety of activities.

The training will cover safety considerations for working with people with Parkinson’s and exercises that may help delay some of the common symptoms of the disease. Then we’ll hit the gym to teach you how to develop a fun, group exercise class.

Our training is open to physical therapists, occupational therapists, group exercise instructors and personal trainers. For group exercise instructors and personal trainers, eligibility requirements include:

Hold a current NCCA-accredited fitness certification (ACE, NASM, ACSM etc.)
Exercise science-based (or related field) two or four year degree
Experience in group fitness a plus
Current CPR/AED/basic first aid certification


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