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Course Overview

Parkinson's disease (PD) is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that can lead to debilitating functional impairments. Occupational therapy professionals have specific skills that can help maximize function and engagement in meaningful activity over the course of the disease. In this course, you will learn about common clinical presentations of PD. Treatment considerations are presented with detailed discussion about evidence-based interventions, progressions, and expected outcomes. The course provides several case studies and examples of how to work with patients in home and telehealth settings.

About the Course Author

Christopher Meketansky OTR/L graduated from Stony Brook University in 2017 with a Master of Science Degree in Occupational Therapy. He received training in manual therapy, specialized treatment for individuals with degenerative neurological disorders and post-stroke neurorehabilitation. He has worked in skilled nursing and home healthcare settings with experience treating patients with dementia, Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, balance impairments, and a myriad of other conditions impacting the older adult population.

Christopher Meketansky, MS, OTR/L discloses the following potential conflict of interests/commercial interests with: Relevant Financial Relationship with Relias LLC as a Salaried Employee; Relevant Non-Financial Relationship with No Entities Exists as a Contributor.

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Accreditation Information

Certificates provided by accrediting body (9 Match)

  • American Occupational Therapy Association

    1.00HOURS

    Relias LLC is an approved provider of continuing education courses by the American Occupational Therapy Association. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA.

    Category: Occupational Therapy Service Delivery, Foundational Knowledge.

    This activity is approved for 1.0 contact hours.
  • Florida Board of Occupational Therapy

    1.00HOURS

    This course has been approved by the Florida Board of Occupational Therapy for 1.0 contact hours, approval number 20-846302.
  • Alabama State Board of Occupational Therapy

    1.00HOURS

    Alabama State Board Of Occupational Therapy (CEBroker Provider #50-290).

    Occupational Therapists will receive 1.0 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • Arizona Board of Occupational Therapy Examiners

    1.00HOURS

    Arizona Board Of Occupational Therapy Examiners (CEBroker Provider #50-290).

    Occupational Therapists will receive 1.0 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • Georgia State Board of Occupational Therapy

    1.00HOURS

    Georgia State Board of Occupational Therapy (CEBroker Provider #50-290)
    Occupational Therapists will receive 1.0 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • South Carolina Board of Occupational Therapy

    1.00HOURS

    South Carolina Board Of Occupational Therapy (CEBroker Provider #50-290)
    Occupational Therapists will receive 1.0 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • Louisiana State Board Medical Examiners- Occupational Therapy

    1.00HOURS

    Louisiana State Board of Medical Examiners - Occupational Therapy (CEBroker Provider #50-290)
    Occupational Therapists will receive 1.0 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • Mississippi State Department of Health- Occupational Therapy

    1.00HOURS

    Mississippi State Department of Health- Occupational Therapy (CEBroker Provider #50-290)
    Occupational Therapists will receive 1.0 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • Tennessee Board of Occupational Therapy

    1.00HOURS

    Tennessee Board of Occupational Therapy (CEBroker Provider #50-290)
    Occupational Therapists will receive 1.0 contact hours for participating in this course.


Course Details
  • Course Code:

    REL-RTS-0-PDTSOT
  • Hours:

    1.00
  • Type:

    Online Course
  • Release Date:

    2021-05-01
  • Expiration Date:

    2024-03-31
  • Learning Objectives:

    Identify at least three intervention strategies to use when working with patients with Parkinson’s disease.; Identify at least two therapeutic exercise interventions for patients with Parkinson’s disease.; Recognize clinical presentations and progression of each stage of the Hoehn and Yahr.
  • Outline:

    Section 1: Introduction
    About This Course
    Learning Objectives
    Section 2: Description and Evaluation of PD
    Overview
    Signs and Symptoms of PD
    Working With Patients With PD
    Patient History
    The Hoehn and Yahr Scale
    Review
    Summary
    Section 3: Intervention Strategies
    Cognitive Strategies
    Fall Risk Reduction Strategies
    Cuing Strategies
    Medication Considerations
    Mental Imagery
    Home Exercise Program
    Addressing Caregivers
    Review
    Summary
    Section 4: Interventions for ADLs
    Planning ADL Interventions
    Self-Feeding
    Functional Mobility
    Dressing
    Bathing
    Case Studies
    Review
    Summary
    Section 5: Therapeutic Exercise Interventions
    Concepts For Therapeutic Exercise
    Exercise Programs
    LSVT BIG
    Otago Exercise Program
    Tai Chi
    Video Game Interventions
    Review
    Summary
    Section 6: Conclusion
    Course Summary
    Course Contributor
    Resources
    References
  • Target Audience:

    The target audience for this course is: Entry level Occupational Therapists; in the following settings: Rehabilitation Settings.
  • Course Delivery Method and Format:

    Asynchronous/Online Distance Learning; please see certificate details for specifics on delivery format.
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    All characteristics and organizations referenced in the following training are fictional. Any resemblance to any actual organizations or persons living or dead, is purely coincidental.
    To earn continuing education credit for this course you must achieve a passing score of 80% on the post-test and complete the course evaluation.
  • Accommodations:

    If you require special accommodations to complete this module, please contact Relias Customer Support here.
  • Disclosures:

    Expert Reviewers, Instructors, and Staff Writers disclosures will be listed above after the individuals' biographical paragraph. All other members involved within the planning of this educational activity have declared no conflict of interest exists when planning and developing this course.