Community Exercise For Parkinson Disease Course Join our CommunityRegistration Open – Community Exercise for Parkinson Disease CourseResearch has demonstrated the beneficial effects of exercise for people with Parkinson disease (PD). Exercise is favorable for the physical functioning, strength, balance, walking speed and health-related quality of life of people with PD. This workshop is designed to prepare health and fitness professionals to provide safe, high-quality group and individual exercise programming for people at all stages of Parkinson disease. Participants will learn how to lead evidence-based exercise programs that facilitate improved health and functional outcomes. The workshop was designed by a top researcher, Dr. Madeleine Hackney, PhD, and two physical therapists with extensive experience working with people with PD. Didactic instruction will be paired with hands-on exercise experiences.Register below or click here to download a registration form that you can mail in with a check. You can also call to register: 636.778.3377.About the CourseFor: Physical and occupational therapists, certified personal trainers, wellness coordinators and group fitness instructorsCost: $225.00Credits: 1.1 CECs, approved by the American Council on Exercise (ACE)When: Friday, April 12 from 2:00 to 6:30 pm and Saturday, April 13 from 8:00 am to 5:30 pmLocation: Parkinson Resource Center, 1415 Elbridge Payne Road, Chesterfield, MO 63005, Suite 150Course ObjectivesObtain a working knowledge of the pathophysiology of Parkinson disease, medical interventions and disease progression.Describe how sensory, motor and cognitive symptoms impact walking, balance, flexibility, strength and function in people with Parkinson disease.Understand the research on exercise interventions for people with PD, including the physical, cognitive and emotional benefits.Understand how to develop an individual and/or group exercise plan that is safe and addresses specific impairments found in people with Parkinson disease.Recognize how to collaborate with healthcare professionals across the continuum of care to facilitate improved outcomes.Course InstructorTricia Creel, PT, DPT, NCS – Program Coordinator, American Parkinson Disease Association – Greater St. Louis ChapterThis course was developed by MDT Education Solutions, LLC. Learn more at www.movementdisorderstraining.com.