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The Huntingtons Disease Society of America is partnering with the Academy of Neurologic Physical Therapy to provide a FREE multi-part series for physical therapists on physical therapy for persons with Huntington’s disease. The course will be available live as a webinar and on line as recorded modules. Participants will receive a certificate of participation and course materials needed to apply for CEUs from HDSA.

The purpose of the course is to provide information about HD to the physical therapy community in order to increase the number of therapists available to HD families for consultations and active therapy sessions.

Module 1: Overview of Huntington’s Disease will be presented by Anne Kloos, PT, PhD, NCS and Deb Kegelmeyer, PT, DPT, MS, GCS from the HDSA Center of Excellence at the Ohio State University in Columbus.

Go to www.hdsa.org/ptmodule1/

The module covered the following:

Epidemiology, etiology, diagnosis, course of disease, pharmacological management

PT and other health professional team roles in management of persons with H.

 

Module 2: Physical Therapy Evaluation of Individuals with HD Across Disease Stages.

Presented by Anne Kloos, PT, PhD, NCS and Deb Kegelmeyer, PT, DPT, MS, GCS from the HDSA Center of Excellence at the Ohio State University in Columbus, OH. 

Go to: https://youtu.be/JfNIxY-_Zl8 to view the recorded version of this module and then go to  www.hdsa.org/ptmod2/ for the post test.

This module will cover:

Common impairment, activity limitations and participation restrictions across disease stages

PT evaluation of persons with HD


Module 3: Physical Therapy Management of Individuals in Early to Middle Stages of HD presented by Lori Quinn, EdD, PT.

Go to  https://youtu.be/N7txLrgNrts to view the recorded version and go to  www.surveymonkey.com/r/ptmod3 for the post test.

This module will cover:

Evidence-based exercise programs for persons with HD

Task specific training for functional activities

Fall prevention interventions

 

Module 4: Physical Therapy Management of Individuals in Late Stage HD

Presented by Anne Kloss, PT, PhD, NCS and Theresa Berner, OT

 

Go to  http://hdsa.org/pt-module-4 to view the recorded version

 

This module will cover:

Seating and positioning

Respiratory interventions

Caregiver training


Module 5:  Reimbursement Issues

Presented by Deb Kegelmeyer, PT, DPT, MS, GCS

This module will cover:

Reimbursement

 Go to  http://hdsa.org/pt-module-5/  to view the recorded version