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Is It Time to Redefine Fall Prevention for Persons With Parkinson’s Disease?

presented by Valerie Carter, PT, DPT, NCS, GCS and J.J. Mowder-Tinney, PT, PhD, NCS, C/NDT, CSRS, CEEAA

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Financial: Valerie Carter receive compensation from MedBridge for this course. There is no financial interest beyond the production of this course.
Financial: J.J. Mowder-Tinney receives compensation from MedBridge for this course. There is no financial interest beyond the production of this course.

Nonfinancial: Valerie Carter is a faculty member for Northern Arizona University. She has no other competing nonfinancial interests or relationships with regard to the content presented in this course.
Nonfinancial: J.J. Mowder-Tinney has no competing nonfinancial interests or relationships with regard to the content presented in this course.

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Audio Runtime: 52 Minutes; Learning Assessment Time: 25 Minutes

Neuro Navigators Episode 3: Is It Time to Redefine Fall Prevention for Persons With Parkinson's Disease?
Valerie Carter, a passionate expert on Parkinson's disease (PD), shares with J.J. Mowder-Tinney her personal story and why she has so much energy and hope surrounding stomping out stage 5 of the disease. Valerie dives into her research on tests and measures designed to better identify fall risk in the PD population, emphasizing that backward walking and dual-task assessment and training are key components.

Learning Objectives
  • Interpret the evidence around appropriate disease-specific motor and nonmotor assessments for persons with Parkinson's in order to assess fall risk
  • Determine the various assessments required to gather a complete picture of the motor and nonmotor symptoms involved with persons with Parkinson's
  • Solve what the scores of the tests and measures indicate for patients with Parkinson's and their risk of falls, including during occupational performance
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Meet Your Instructors

Valerie Carter, PT, DPT, NCS, GCS

Valerie Carter, PT, DPT, NCS, GCS, is a graduate of Northern Arizona University and a board-certified neurological and geriatric specialist. She was awarded the Excellence in Neurologic Education Award by the APTA and is a full clinical professor in the Program of Physical Therapy at Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff, Arizona. She graduated from NAU…

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J.J. Mowder-Tinney, PT, PhD, NCS, C/NDT, CSRS, CEEAA

Dr. J.J. Mowder-Tinney holds a bachelor of science degree in psychology from the University of Colorado Boulder, a master of science in physical therapy from the University of Miami, and a doctorate in physical therapy from Nova Southeastern University. With nearly three decades of diverse clinical experience, her expertise primarily focuses on assisting individuals with…

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Chapters & Learning Objectives

1. Is It Time to Redefine Fall Prevention for Persons With Parkinson’s Disease?

Valerie shares with J.J. her personal story and why she has so much energy and hope surrounding stomping out stage 5 of Parkinson’s disease (PD). She dives into her research on tests and measures designed to better identify fall risk in the PD population.

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