Evaluating and treating dystonia in people with Parkinson disease and other forms of parkinsonism: an introduction.

District 3 will be hosting this Virtual Meeting.
All Members are welcome to join for FREE!
Non-members there will be a minimal fee of $15.

CEU Credit is One hour.

August 19th from 6:30 - 7:30 pm

Description: Dystonia occurs when neuroplasticity goes awry, and this can be surprisingly common in people with Parkinson disease and other forms of parkinsonism. Unfortunately, it can be really challenging as a physical therapist to figure out if the symptoms your patient demonstrates are related to dystonia, or another impairment.  The speaker will describe what dystonia is, show how dystonia manifests in people with parkinsonism, demonstrate how to use differential diagnosis to determine if your patient has dystonia, and suggest possible treatment techniques to improve dystonia in Parkinson disease

Bio: Catherine (Cat) Printz, PT, DPT specializes in neurological physical therapy. She graduated from the University of Maryland with a bachelor's degree in Kinesiological Sciences in 2006, and a Doctor of Physical Therapy from The George Washington University in 2009. Following graduation, she worked in both inpatient and outpatient settings at the University of California, both in San Diego and San Francisco, where she served as an Assistant Clinical Professor at UCSF’s School of Medicine. Cat is board-certified as a neurologic certified specialist by the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties and holds several certifications specifically tailored to the treatment of patients with Parkinson disease; she is a PWR!Moves Certified Therapist and Instructor, as well as certified in LSVT BIG. She joined the PWR!Gym in 2018 as a staff physical therapist and now serves as the Director of Rehabilitative and Exercise Therapies.

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