The incidence of Parkinson's disease is seen in all races. Almost 10 million individuals worldwide are affected by Parkinson's disease and the number is increasing as people live longer. Health-fitness professionals who work with the general public and older adults will encounter clients and patients with Parkinson's disease. Understanding the basics of the disease allows professionals to recognize disease progression and be aware of and learn how to manage numerous possible symptoms and related problems, allowing those with PD to live longer with better quality of life.
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Education Level: Intermediate - Advanced Prerequisites: Recommended Basic Certification in Fitness Field Minimal
Successful completion of the quiz is necessary to receive Continuing Education Credit.
American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM)
American Fitness Professional Association (AFPA)
American Kinesiotherapy Association (COPS-KT)
Aquatic Exercise Association (AEA)
Aquatic Therapy & Rehabilitation Institute (ATRI)
International Sports Sciences Association (ISSA)
National Council on Strength & Fitness (NCSF)
National Federation of Professional Trainers (NFPT)
National Strength Professionals Association (NSPA)
Sara's City Workout (SCW)
World Instructor Training Schools (W.I.T.S.)
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Course Objectives: After completing this course you will be able to:
Define Parkinson's disease, parkinsonism, and discuss the history of the disease.
List and describe the 4 classifications of parkinsonism.
Recognize the statistics of Parkinson's, the 5 risk factors, and neuroprotective factors.
Recognize the basic anatomy of the nervous system and describe the brain's role in Parkinson's.
Discuss the cause and pathophysiology of Parkinson's
Identify 4 motor symptoms and 13 non-motor symptoms of Parkinson's.
Describe the physical limitations and diagnosis of Parkinson's.
Identify staging for Parkinson's
Describe 4 aspects of treatment for Parkinson's.
Explain how to safely and effectively perform 12 exercises for advanced Parkinson's disease.
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This course is tablet enabled and can be viewed on an iPad or Android tablet as well as a PC or MAC Computer