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Degenerative Diseases: PD/MS/GBS/AL/Cerebellar

Teaching examples (many lend themselves to virtual delivery) from the ANPT Compendium for Teaching Professional Level Physical Therapy Neurologic Content, v. 2016

Podcast:  Pupillometry in Balance Research with Melike Kahya

An interview with Melike Kahya, a graduate student at the University of Kansas whose research uses pupillometry and the assessment of balance and posture in healthy adults and people with Parkinson’s Disease.

 

Huntington's Disease

Online Education: Five free ANPT Synapse Education Center courses

  • Overview
  • Evaluation of Individuals with Huntington's Disease Across Disease Stages
  • Early/Middle State Interventions for Individuals with Huntington's Disease
  • Late Stage Interventions for Individuals with Huntington's Disease
  • Reimbursement Issues

Teaching examples from the ANPT Compendium for Teaching Professional Level Physical Therapy Neurologic Content, v. 2016 

Multiple Sclerosis 


EDGE Outcome Measure Recommendations
Compilation of recommendations of outcome measures appropriate for use in Multiple Sclerosis-related clinical care, research, and DPT education

 

Resources About Neurodegenerative Diseases

Comprehensive list of websites with relevant information on the topics of Alzheimer’s Disease, Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, Huntington’s Disease, Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson’s Disease, and General Neurodegenerative Diseases

Neurodegenerative Diseases Fact Sheets

  • Concise summaries covering different aspects of various neurodegenerative diseases

Degenerative Diseases Special Interest Group Podcasts

  • 12 (and counting) podcasts featuring content experts who address advances in practice and the challenges of providing care for persons with neurodegenerative diseases, such as “Effects of a 6-week Cognitively Challenging Agility Exercise Program in People with Parkinson’s Disease with Laurie King” and “Clinical Utility of the Single-Leg Calf Raise in People with MS with Paul Kline and Mark Manago”

Degenerative Diseases Infographics

  • Infographic depiction of the following information:
  • 6 Minute Walk Test MDC and MCID Information
  • Functional Gait Assessment Scoring Tips
  • Parkinson MDCs for Core Outcome Measures
  • Statistics of Falls in Neurodegenerative Diseases
  • Core Outcomes Calculator
  • ALS Clinical Guidelines
  • ALS Overview

 

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