Using Dance With Parkinson’s Disease
Are you tired of doing the "same old thing" with your patients? Are you looking for new options to add to your bag of therapy interventions? This video course discusses the applicability of rehabilitative professionals using dance as a quality intervention. It increases awareness of how using dance can increase the quality of life in individuals with Parkinson's Disease. Watch Dr. Winters as she teaches you the current research that supports the use of dance.
Methods of Instruction:
Online video course
Dr. Carla A. Winters, ATC, CSCS
Physical Therapists, Physical Therapist Assistants, Occupational Therapists, Occupational Therapist Assistants and Athletic Trainers.
Course Goals and Objectives:
At the completion of this course, participants should be able to:
- Identify ways that Parkinson's Disease affects an individual
- Recognize the four major motor signs and the diagnosis process
- Identify how music and dance affects the brain
- Recognize current research involving dance as a therapeutic intervention
- Recognize the benefits of Rhythmic Auditory Stimulation
- Describe a rehab approach using dancing as therapy
- Identify typical Parkinsonian gait/movement difficulties
- Describe benefits of integrating dance into unexpected daily tasks
- Differentiate between types of dance for therapy
- Describe intended measurable outcomes of dance as therapy
Criteria for Obtaining Continuing Education Credits:
A score of 70% or greater on the post-test
AdvantageCEUs.com is an AOTA Approved Provider of professional development. Course approval ID # 7332. This distance learning-independent course is offered at 0.1 CEUs, Intermediate level, OT Service Delivery/Foundational Knowledge. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by the AOTA.