Multiprofessional Care Integration Challenges
September 18th 2020 - October 3rd 2020
António Lopes (PT, MSc) ,
Hugo Santos (PT, MSc)
The developing knowledge about Parkinson's disease (PD), combined with improvements in medical intervention and rehabilitation techniques, offer new hope to patients suffering from PD.
There is increasing scientific evidence that physical exercise associated with medication brings functional benefits to Parkinson's patients, making it an effective way to improve functional capacity in these patients. When structuring a rehabilitation protocol for a Parkinson's patient, it is essential to know the problems that may arise on a physical, cognitive and emotional level in order to achieve the desired goals with the introduction
of physical exercise.
This course will allow the participants to know the clinical aspects of Parkinson's Disease (PD), guidelines for intervention in rehabilitation and exercise prescription in individuals with PD. The course is focused on what is known about PD and where researchs are going. In addition, it will approach the disease from a functional perspective in order to understand what limitations 1) can be restored and for how long; 2) require immediate compensatory strategies or interventions; 3) require referral to dierent health professionals.
All health professionals working in the area of neurorehabilitation.
LEARNING OBJECTIVES >> KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS TO DEVELOP
- To deepen knowledge about the clinical aspects of PD.
- To acquire knowledge about the most recent guidelines in the diagnosis and therapeutic management of PD.
- To describe the emerging role of technology in PD rehabilitation.
- To understand the interaction of cognition in motor function and in the rehabilitation of PD.
- To Identify relevant evaluation instruments to evaluate the functional problems of PD users.
- To design intervention programs appropriate to the different needs of a patient with PD.
- To analyze the scientific evidence on the evaluation and functional outcomes of Parkinson's patients and integrate the results into clinical decision making
- Curriculum vitae including certificate of academic qualifications or professional certificate, a proof of professional practice in the area of neurorehabilitation and a letter of motivation for the theme of the course.