Physiotherapy Course Summary:
IF YOU HAVE A SPECIAL INTEREST IN PARKINSON'S & NEUROLOGY ...
THEN THIS COURSE IS FOR YOU!!
MAKE AN IMPACT WITH PD WARRIOR...
the intensive exercise-based program designed to drive neuroplastic change in people with Parkinson’s which operates in nearly 60 locations in 5 countries. It is the new PIONEERING treatment & this is the opportunity for you to be a part of something profound!
PDW courses have already been undertaken by OVER 1,000 Health Professionals in England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales, AU & NZ & the program has treated 3,000+ patients.
This course is ESSENTIAL if you work with people living with Parkinson's & was developed by Founder, Melissa McConaghy, FACP. Mel has been working with PD patients for 17 years & is 1 of only 7 Specialist Neurological Physiotherapists in AU.
You will have the privilege of being trained by Mel who is flying over from Oz for the course at The National Hospital for Neurology & Neurosurgery in Queen Square. See further below for more about the incredible inspiration, educator, clinician, conference founder & Amazon best selling author.
The course has been designed for Health Professionals with experience in treating people with PD & will give you the theoretical & practical skills to apply the core concepts of this intensive & neuro-active exercise approach IMMEDIATELY in clinical practice.
Learn how to improve function, quality of life & long-term exercise behaviour by building on your knowledge of assessment, exercise prescription & motivational coaching.
This course is ideally suited to:
*Occupational therapists with an exercise background
NB: New graduates are welcome.
WHAT YOU WILL LEARN FROM THIS COURSE:
*The latest evidence underpinning intensive & neuro active exercise prescription
*The pathophysiology of Parkinson’s
*How to tailor exercise effectively for the three different types of PD
*The seven core principals of neuroplasticity & how to implement them effectively
*How to deliver the 10 Core Exercises & how to create your own exercise portfolio
*How to create an enriched & motivating exercise environment
*Learn how to empower your patients & create long-term exercise behaviours
*How to assess & treat someone throughout the various stages of PD
MORE ABOUT YOUR TRAINER MEL:
Mel is also a Fellow of the AU College of Physiotherapists & holds a Master of Health Science (Neuro Physio). She is the past Chair & National Representative of the NSW Neurology Group for the AU Physiotherapy Assoc.
Mel is also founder of the "INSIGHT Into Parkinson’s" Summit. This was a world first virtual conference for PD which launched in 2018 & included 30 WORLD CLASS SPEAKERS from leading experts in research, neurologists, clinicians & CEOs of PD organisations incl. The Michael J. Fox Foundation. The event raised nearly AU$30,000 to support Shake It Up AU's quest to find a cure for PD.
She is a strong believer in exercise & its importance in the management of progressive conditions!!
This Level 2 Course is a PRACTICAL WORKSHOP & can only be completed after successful completion of Level 1 Introductory Theory ONLINE.
The L2 course is a progression & implementation of the theory learned in L1. It is expected that you complete the L1 module BEFORE attending the L2 Practical. L2 can be purchased as a bundle with L1 or separately at your discretion.
The practical workshop is delivered face to face & runs for 1 day from 9am to 4.30pm. You are expected to participate in the exercise component & come dressed & prepared to exercise HARD! If you have any injuries or restrictions on exercise please advise your trainer.
To give you the best experience of delivering the concepts of PD Warrior, you will be working with volunteer patients who have the PD movement disorder. You require professional indemnity insurance to participate.Sensitivity & confidentiality is expected.