Evidence Based Rehab Techniques for Parkinsons, Multiple Sclerosis and Peripheral Neuropathy

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Why take this course?


Neuromuscular and central nervous system diseases affect millions of people throughout the United States and worldwide. It is estimated that 50,000-60,000 new cases of Parkinson’s Disease are diagnosed each year, adding to the more than one million Americans already diagnosed with the disease. Approximately 400,000 people in the US are affected by Multiple Sclerosis and 2.3 million worldwide. Add to these statistics the 2.4 percent of the US population diagnosed with peripheral neuropathy.

This two-day intermediate level course provides an in-depth look at the evaluation and treatment of patients with Parkinson’s Disease, Multiple Sclerosis, and Peripheral Neuropathy. This course provides the most up-to-date information on these neurological conditions.

An in-depth presentation of the clinical research, current common medications, surgical procedures and the effects they can have on rehabilitation are discussed in an interactive format. The scientific and clinical rationale for assessment and treatment strategies at different stages of progression are thoroughly presented.

In addition to the comprehensive didactic information presented, this course will encompass a large amount of laboratory time. Innovative techniques, ranging from balance and gait training, yoga, boxing, Pilates and the use of therapeutic equipment will be utilized during lab sessions with the goal of formulating a patient specific progressive treatment program.

Video case study analysis and group discussion for movement dysfunction and gait abnormalities will provide the clinician with the skills necessary to discern the underlying mechanism of pathomechanics and dysfunction.

The dynamic and interactive laboratory sessions throughout the course will enhance the information learned on integrative and functional treatment techniques. The techniques can be immediately applied to the clinical setting to promote positive treatment outcomes and to improve the patients functional quality of life. Be prepared to leave the course with several new and effective evaluative and treatment techniques for this population.

Evidence Based Rehab Techniques for Parkinsons, Multiple Sclerosis and Peripheral Neuropathy

Course Objectives


  • Describe the pathophysiology of Parkinson’s Disease, Multiple Sclerosis and Peripheral Neuropathy.
  • Perform a thorough evaluation of patients with Parkinson’s disease, Multiple Sclerosis and Peripheral Neuropathy.
  • Identify the underlying physiological, anatomical changes and symptoms associated with the different stages of progression of the diseases and understand how to effectively manage rehab progression and outcomes through the symptomatic changes.
  • Discuss the common medications, surgical procedures and updated clinical research used in the medical treatment of Parkinson’s Disease, Multiple Sclerosis, and Peripheral Neuropathy and their effectiveness on symptoms and how they can impact rehabilitation.
  • Demonstrate understanding and competence in choosing proper assessment tools and tests for balance, gait, posture and flexibility depending on the patient’s condition and diagnosis.
  • Develop evidence-based treatment programs for Parkinson’s, Multiple Sclerosis and Peripheral Neuropathy disease while incorporating realistic functional goals with measurable outcomes.
  • Incorporate exercises derived from Pilates, Yoga, Tai Chi, boxing and small exercise apparatuses for creative, innovative treatments for clinical and home exercise programs.
  • Discuss the latest evidence-based treatment techniques and current concepts being explored in the international health community to enhance quality of life.

Instructed by: Sara Koveleski Kraut, PT, DPT, NCS


My focus is on improving daily function through innovative yet effective, safe, and evidence-based treatments.

Course Dates


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State Continuing Education Course Approvals


All courses are pre-approved by the state licensing boards for physical therapists, physical therapy assistants and occupational therapists, occupational therapy assistants and athletic trainers for license renewal in the state the course is offered.

Courses provided by AOTA providers are accepted by NBCOT. 1 hour = 1.25 PDU. North American Seminars is an AOTA provider, provider #4487

North American Seminars, Inc. (BOC provider #P2047) is approved by the Board of Certification, Inc. to provide continuing education to Athletic Trainers. This program is eligible for the maximum stated hours of Category A hours/CEUs. Athletic Trainers should claim only those hours actually spent in the education program.

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