Course components are delivered as printed products:
- Continuing education exam
The second most common neurodegenerative disease of the elderly, Parkinson’s disease affects about 1 million people in the United States and 7 to 10 million people worldwide. Exercise and Parkinson's Disease CE Course, Second Edition,
discusses signs and common symptoms of Parkinson’s disease, associated physical impairments, and factors that may aggravate symptoms. You will discover appropriate health-screening methods and exercise-monitoring techniques for your clients, and you will learn specific exercise management strategies and program design considerations.
After completing this course, you will be able to do the following:
- Provide a general overview of the clinical condition of Parkinson’s disease (PD).
- Identify the cardinal signs of PD.
- Identify motor and nonmotor symptoms of PD.
- List the direct and indirect impairments of PD and factors that may aggravate symptoms.
- Outline management strategies for PD.
- Discuss the benefits of regular physical activity in the management of PD.
- Explain the essential components of an exercise program for a client with PD.
- Discuss exercise design for clients with PD regarding mode, intensity, duration, frequency, and progression of exercise.
- Outline general exercise considerations and recommendations for clients with PD.
- Explain appropriate health-screening methods and exercise-monitoring techniques for clients with PD.
- Identify common classifications of drugs used in the treatment of PD and the drugs’ effects on the exercising client.
- Outline professional responsibilities of the exercise professional when working with a client with PD.
- Outline community and Internet resources for the client with PD.
- List evaluation tools that may be used to assess physical performances in the client with PD and to monitor the progression of the disease.