Hodges University to Offer One-Day Course on Evidence-Based Treatment of the Parkinson Patient

Naples Campus

Individuals who work in the field of physical therapy are invited to attend a one-day course focusing on “Evidence-Based Treatment of the Parkinson Patient,” which will be held from 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Friday, November 3 at Hodges University’s Naples campus.

Physical therapist and adjunct professor in Hodges’ physical therapist assistant program Jeanne Csuy will provide participants with valuable insight as to how various treatments can be used to treat a Parkinson patient, including therapeutic approaches, exercises and modifications in treatment to address functional deficits across the disease spectrum.

Throughout the day, participants will learn about pathology, epidemiology, stages of the disease, medical management, implementation of treatment strategy, in addition to viewing a Parkinson patient demonstration of strategies.

Jeanne Csuy
Jeanne Csuy
Csuy, who earned her degree in physical therapy from Marquette University and a master’s degree in health education from Florida Gulf Coast University, previously worked at Lee Health System Rehabilitation Hospital and started a Parkinson Outreach Program through the assistance of a grant from the National Parkinson Foundation. From 2003 to 2010, she educated individuals living with the disease, as well as caregivers and health care providers. Since 2010, she has continued to educate physical and occupational therapists, nurses and providers in assisted living and long-term care facilities in Southwest Florida.

The cost to attend is $135 for physical therapist assistants (PTAs), physical therapists (PTs) and doctors of physical therapy (DPTs). Hodges University PTA alumni as well as clinical instructors who have instructed a Hodges PTA student may attend for $55.

To register, visit https://hu.formstack.com/forms/hu_parkinson_seminar. For more information or for the approved discount, contact Maria Vacca at mvacca@hodges.eduor (239) 598-6285. Interested individuals may also contact Dr. Cynthia Vaccarino at cvaccarino@hodges.eduor (239) 938-7718.

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