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Exercise for Parkinson’s Virtual Conference for Professionals

Join us for our first virtual conference for exercise instructors and rehabilitation specialists to learn about Parkinson’s exercise research and activities that can help manage symptoms of the disease.

The conference from 8:30 am-12:30 pm PST is free for all participants.

The conference presenters are:

  • Parkinson’s Exercise Guidelines with Miriam Rafferty, PT, DPT, PhD
    Miriam Rafferty, PT, DPT, PhD will discuss the Parkinson’s Foundation’s recently published recommended exercise guidelines for Parkinson’s developed through a rigorous research review.
  • Exercise for Parkinson’s Fundamentals with Jennifer Wilhelm, PT, DPT, NCS
    Jennifer Wilhelm, PT, DPT, NCS will discuss activities that help Parkinson’s symptoms and ways to incorporate them in exercise classes.
  • Parkinson’s Exercise Class with Nate Coomer, DPT, NCS
    Nate Coomer, DPT, NCS will lead us through an exercise class that incorporates recommended exercises that can help manage Parkinson’s symptoms.
  • Following the conference webcast, we’ll convene a small breakout group on Zoom from 1-2 pm where participants can learn directly from physical therapists who specialize in Parkinson’s. There is limited capacity for this group and the cost to attend is $25 per participant. If you would like to attend the conference and small breakout group, please register for both sessions so that you receive the correct links to join the events.

    Apply these important principles in your setting: The fundamentals of this conference and training can be applied to just about any type of exercise program. Whether you’re a group fitness instructor or personal trainer, this training can help you work more effectively with people with Parkinson’s.

    Agenda, additional materials, and links to the webcast and Zoom will be emailed to attendees by 5 pm PST on June 11, 2021.

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