Burnaby course to offer specialized training for physiotherapists

December 14, 2016 by  

The Physiotherapy Association of British Columbia (PABC) will be offering a course in Burnaby that will equip attendees with a set of skills to help people who are living with Parkinson’s disease.

According to the PABC website, the number of people who have been diagnosed with Pakinson’s has shown a sharp increase, and recent research has shown that an exercise program can be very beneficial to them. Upon successful completion of the training, which will be offered through a combination of facilitated presentations and hands on practice, participants will be equipped to create specialized treatment programs that use exercise as their foundation.

Topics that will be covered include a synopsis of the latest research into Parkinson’s and physical activity, which specific exercises can be the most beneficial, practical assessment tools, how to build an effective program of physical activity at both the individual and group levels, and how to educate the public about the importance of exercise is for those who live with this condition. Presentation folders filled with information can be created for each person who takes part in a training session such as this.

The course will be held on March 18th at Expert Physio Burnaby Heights Clinic. The cost for PABC members is $210.00, and for non-members, it’s $420. More information is available on the organization’s website.