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PD WARRIOR: NEUROPLASTICITY IN PARKINSON’S

PD WARRIOR: NEUROPLASTICITY IN PARKINSON’S

  • 22 Jun, 2019
  • 9AM
Physiotherapy Department, Mater Misericordiae University Hospital,
Eccles St.
Dublin

Presenter Name

Jakko Brouwers
MSc, MCSP

Target Participant Level

Intermediate

Speciality Tag

Neurology

Number Of Contact Hours

15

Are Refreshments Included On The Day ?

Yes

Cost to Attend

£299 (Standard)
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( ISCP Member )
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(ISCP Student Member )
N/A
( CIG/EG/Branch Member )

Learning Objectives

What you will learn from this course:

• The latest evidence underpinning intensive and neuro- active exercise prescription

• The pathophysiology of Parkinson’s

• How to tailor exercise effectively for the three different types of Parkinson’s

• The seven core principals of neuroplasticity and how to implement them effectively

• How to deliver the 10 Core Exercises and how to create your own exercise portfolio

• How to create an enriched and motivating exercise environment

• Learn how to empower your patients and create long-term exercise behaviours

• How to assess and treat someone throughout the various stages of Parkinson’s

Event Description

PD Warrior is an intensive exercise-based programme designed to drive neuroplastic change in people with Parkinson’s. This may be the one course that changes your entire clinical practice for the better in 2019. Learn how to improve function, quality of life and long-term exercise behaviour in people with Parkinson’s disease. 

This course will give you the introductory theoretical and practical skills to apply the key concepts of this intensive and neuro-active exercise approach immediately in clinical practice. This PD Warrior Course combines levels 1 and 2 to help you build on your knowledge of assessment, exercise prescription and motivational coaching to make a significant difference in people’s lives. It is ideally suited to Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists and Exercise Physiologists with experience in Parkinson’s. 

Presenter Profile

Jakko is an Accredited International trainer & Licensee of PD Warrior South East Wales, Clinical Director of Morrello Clinic. Along side his clinical work, he is the Honorary Chair of the Association of Chartered Physiotherapists In Neurology (ACPIN UK) and has been teaching on neuro physiotherapy and service management internationally. Previously Jakko was for 12 years a Head of Service at the Welsh National Specialist SCI and Neuro Rehabilitation Unit at Rookwood Hospital. He was also the Therapy Lead for Neuro Sciences in Wales during that time.

He qualified as a physiotherapist in the Netherlands in 1995. From the start of his working career, his main area of interest has been the treatment of neurological conditions including Parkinson's Disease, Stroke, multiple sclerosis and traumatic brain injury. His ongoing interest in neurology was a leading force behind his completion of MSc in Neurosciences Physiotherapy at Cardiff University in 2005. He has since that time presented regularly at international and local conferences on his experiences and case studies from his clinical work.

Cost to Attend

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