OHSU Parkinson Center sponsors outreach symposium for physical therapists, occupational therapists, exercise trainers in southern Oregon
03/04/14 Portland, Ore."Clinic to Community: Partnering in Parkinson's Disease Wellness," a seminar presented by the Parkinson Center at Oregon Health & Science University and the Parkinson's Resources of Oregon.
(Media-Newswire.com) - 03/04/14 Portland, Ore.ďClinic to Community: Partnering in Parkinsonís Disease Wellness,Ē a seminar presented by the Parkinson Center at Oregon Health & Science University and the Parkinsonís Resources of Oregon. Experts will present on the team approach to Parkinsonís disease care, special physical therapy tips and tricks, important components of a community exercise program for Parkinsonís and how to find social and support services for those battling the disease.
The program will feature Jenny Wilhelm, D.P.T., OHSU Parkinson Center physical therapist; Lisa Mann, R.N., B.S.N., M.A., OHSU Parkinson Center education director; Nancy Nelson, PDEX certified personal trainer and Anna Sanger-Reed, Parkinsonís Resources of Oregon program service manager.
The OHSU Parkinson Center is considered one of the nationís top Parkinsonís disease research, treatment and training centers. Parkinsonís Resources of Oregon serves the entire state educating and advocating for people with Parkinsonís. Together, they will also be presenting a free program, ďChallenges and Champions: Treatment that works for PDĒ for people with Parkinsonís and their families in Medford, Ore., from 9:30 a.m. to noon on Saturday, March 15, 2014.
Parkinsonís disease affects an estimated 1.5 million adults in America, including well-known people such as Mohammad Ali, Michael J. Fox, and Janet Reno.
WHEN 1 to 5 p.m., Friday, March 14, 2014
WHERE Mercy Medical Center, 2700 N.W. Stewart Parkway, Roseburg, Ore., 97470
DETAILS Find out more information and register for the professional event, which has a $35.00 fee ( scholarships available ).
For other information, contact Lisa Mann at 503-494-5620. For the free program for people with Parkinsonís disease and their families, call 503-594-0901 or visit Parkinson's Resources of Oregon.
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