Let’s Keep Moving With APDA: What Goes Wrong With Balance in Parkinson’s Disease & Can We Change It?

Join us today, December 5 at 1:00 pm ET / 10:00 am PT for the continuation of the Let’s Keep Moving with APDA series where you’ll learn the latest research on balance as well as recommendations that can help you prevent falls, enhance mobility, and improve independence with everyday tasks.

Get your questions answered live during the program!

How to Watch

The embedded YouTube video above should auto-play at the start of the broadcast. Click the volume icon to unmute or adjust the volume. If you’d like to participate in the Live Chat and submit questions for the Q&A, please join us on YouTube and sign in to your Google/YouTube account to participate in the conversation. You can watch on your computer, phone, tablet, or TV using your preferred website browser or the YouTube App. Join now to get settled, adjust the volume, and say hello to the APDA staff and community members in the Live Chat.

How to Participate in the Live Chat

There is a Live Chat function on the same page where you will watch the YouTube livestream. In order to participate in the Live Chat, sign in with your Google/YouTube account. To note, your name and photo will be associated with your comments in the public chat. If you prefer, you can change your name and profile picture in your Google account at www.google.com/settings.

 

ABOUT OUR SPEAKERS:

Daniel Peterson, PhD
Daniel Peterson’s Gait and Balance Disorders Laboratory focuses on understanding causes and treatments for mobility impairments in neurological populations including (but not limited to) people with Parkinson’s disease and multiple sclerosis. His group’s overall goal is to improve gait, reduce falls, and increase quality of life in these groups. To understand gait and balance disorders and improve quality of life, Peterson’s team applies biomechanical (i.e. motion capture), neuropsychological (cognitive assessments), and imaging techniques (fMRI).
Prior to his appointment at Arizona State University, Peterson was a research scientist with the Department of Veterans Affairs in Portland, OR, and Salt Lake City, UT.

Tim Nordahl, PT, DPT
Dr. Nordahl is a physical therapist at the Center for Neurorehabilitation at Boston University where he provides patient care and participates in research and education activities with persons with Parkinson’s disease and related movement disorders. Prior to joining the Center for Neurorehabilitation, he was a senior physical therapist at Newton-Wellesley Hospital where he provided physical therapy to patients with vestibular and balance disorders, musculoskeletal conditions, and a variety of other neurologic conditions. Tim has completed the American Physical Therapy Association’s Vestibular Rehabilitation competency course and is a board-certified specialist in Neurologic Physical Therapy. He is an active member of the American Physical Therapy Association and the Academy of Neurologic Physical Therapy. He received his Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Boston University in 2011 and has served as a lab instructor for the Doctorate of Physical Therapy programs at Boston University and the Massachusetts General Hospital Institute of Health Professions.

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