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Activating the Brain through Movement

Activating the Brain through Movement

Activating the Brain through Movement

This course includes
51:06 of Course Material (View)
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Certificate of completion
This course was recorded in June 2023


Join Dr. Lindsay Nagamatsu and the Neuroscience Division of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association (CPA) for this online course 'Activating the brain through movement'.

Learning objectives

In this online course, you will:

  1. Learn how brain health is defined and measured and how it changes with age, and
  2. Uncover the latest evidence for how physical activity can improve cognition and brain health in clinical and non-clinical populations.


This course is intended for a research or clinical-based audience with an interest in brain health and aging.

Presenter Bio: Dr. Lindsay Nagamatsu

Dr. Lindsay Nagamatsu is an Assistant Professor in the School of Kinesiology, Faculty of Health Sciences at Western University. Her research program aims to transform and improve the health, well-being, and lived experience of older adults across Canada and beyond through lifestyle interventions that improve brain health, reduce dementia risk, and increase the quality of life for our aging population.

With a background in cognitive psychology, her expertise includes neuropsychological assessment in older adults and neuroimaging data acquisition, analysis, and interpretation (e.g., EEG, MRI).

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.

Neurosciences Division

Welcome to the Neurosciences Division (NSD), a not-for-profit division of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association (CPA).

We are a national organization operated by volunteers with a passion for neurological physiotherapy. We connect physiotherapists working in neurological settings to learning opportunities and a community of colleagues across the country.

The Neurosciences Division (NSD) is a not-for-profit, volunteer-driven division of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association (CPA).

Our Aim is to assist neuroscience physiotherapists and physiotherapy assistants in enabling their clients to reach their full potential and participation in their communities through assessment, treatment, assistance, consultation, education, and research.

Course Material included in this course
  • Activating the Brain through Movement
  • Welcome!
  • Downloadable slides
  • What is "Exercise Neuroscience"?
  • How Do We Measure Brain Health?
  • Brain Health and Aging
  • The Brain is Plastic
  • Acute Exercise
  • 12 Months RT in Healthy Older Women
  • Brain Health and Prediabetes
  • Reduced Falls Risk
  • Next Steps
  • Questions
  • Feedback
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