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Physiotherapy Management of Parkinson’s Disease

Physiotherapy Management of Parkinson’s Disease

Physiotherapy Management of Parkinson’s Disease

This course includes
50:15 of Course Material (View)
Patient Exercises (View)
Lifetime access after purchase
Certificate of completion
This course was recorded in December 2022


This online course offers a general overview of the complexity of Parkinson’s Disease. It includes key physiotherapy assessment and treatment considerations and offers practical strategies when working with this population. It uses case studies to exemplify treatment options, as the presentation of this disease can differ greatly between patients. 

Join the Seniors' Health Division of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association for this course 'Physiotherapy Management of Parkinson’s Disease: Practical considerations for assessment and treatment'.  


Topics Discussed 

In this online course, the presenter discusses the following: 

  • Motor and non-motor symptoms of Parkinson's Disease
  • Commonly prescribed medications for Parkinson's Disease 
  • Key components of assessment and treatment
  • Exercise prescription and measurement 
  • Assessment and treatment tools


Learning Objectives

In this course, participants will:

  1. Gain a deeper understanding of symptoms and presentation of Parkinson’s Disease 
  2. Better understand optimal medications scheduling and a physiotherapist’s role related to medication
  3. Learn useful standardized assessment tools and treatment ideas
  4. Appreciate the diversity in the presentation of Parkinson’s Disease and subsequent physiotherapy management 



This online course is for physiotherapists working with patients who have Parkinson’s Disease or those interested in learning more about physiotherapy management of the disease.


Speaker Bio: Karla Andrews, MBR-PT

Karla is a registered Physiotherapist and Owner of Andrews In-Home Physiotherapy. Karla works with adults in different environments, such as their homes or community centers. Frequently working with individuals with Parkinson's Disease or other chronic medical conditions, Karla aims to provide rehabilitation and improve the overall quality of life of individuals.

You can find more about Karla Andrews here.

The instructors
Canadian Physiotherapy Association

As the vital partner for the profession, the Canadian Physiotherapy Association (CPA) leads, advocates, and inspires excellence and innovation to promote health. CPA’s goal is to provide exceptional service, valuable information and connections to the profession of physiotherapy, across Canada and around the world.

Seniors' Health Division

The Seniors’ Health Division (SHD) is a special interest group within the Canadian Physiotherapy Association. SHD is committed to providing members with services related to older adult health and physiotherapy practice.

It is comprised of physiotherapists from across Canada who work with older adults in a variety of practice settings, including acute geriatric care, geriatric rehabilitative and restorative units, long term care settings, community based and home care settings.

SHD is a member of The International Association of Physical Therapists working with Older Persons.

Vision of the Seniors' Health Division: Older Canadians are moving, moving more and moving better with the help of physiotherapists.

Mission of the Seniors' Health Division: To support our members in providing excellent physiotherapy care to optimize the independence and quality of life of older adults.

Course Material included in this course
  • Physiotherapy Management of Parkinson’s Disease
  • Welcome
  • Slides
  • Cardinal Motor and Non-Motor Symptoms
  • Medications
  • PT Assessment
  • Case Studies
  • Types of Exercises
  • Conclusion
  • Questions
  • Quiz
  • What's Next?
  • Feedback
Patient Exercises included in this course
  • Trunk Rotation for Parkinson's
  • Rocking on All Fours For Parkinson's
  • Trunk Extension for Parkinson's in Sitting
  • Trunk Extension for Parkinson's in Standing
  • Gait and Rotation for Parkinson's
  • Gait Training for Parkinson's

As part of our partnership with the CPA, we offer its members discounts on courses and Embodia Memberships. Learn more about the partnership on this page.

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