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The center of our selection, decision and execution of voluntary movement and the associated circuitry central site involving motor-related cortices function, is the basal ganglia. Last year, we planned a symposium built on and around the extrapyramidal system. It is this phylogenetical order, established system of neural networking that causes involuntary reflexes and modulated movement or coordination. The extrapyramidal tracts target lower motor neurons in the spinal cord that are involved in reflexes, locomotion, complex movements and postural control. The basal ganglia modulates and integrates thoughts, feelings, and movements involved with pleasure. The cancellation of the 12th Annual Interdisciplinary Symposium last year, allowed us more time to reflect on these clinical implications and importance of the role of the basal ganglia in movement behavior.
The basal ganglia structures are located at the base of the forebrain or cerebrum. It really is our brain’s “brain”. In people who have Parkinsonism symptoms, including those who have been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease, the ability to execute components of movement is greatly affected. This symposium will highlight the evidence and clinical reasoning for use of temporal internal sensory cuing (visual and auditory) to reduce tight temporal constraint and paradoxical kinesia.
This year’s symposium is constructed by three individuals whom have witnessed, experienced and devoted a major part of their lives to the management of individuals with neurological conditions that manifest as movement problems, such as tremors, slowness of movements, and rigidity, which often lead to fatigue and dysautonomia. They will bring clinical experience, clinical recommendations based on personal successes and failures, and ‘up to date’ applicable clinical research considerations for management of those who are demonstrating early signs of Parkinsonism and those diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease. Our patients of today, can teach us so much about our patients of tomorrow, as the patients of yesterday, do for us today. This will be a gathering of three minds that appreciate the nature of Parkinsonism existing in so many of our “non-neurological” patients, movement of oscillatory nurturing, and brain modulation (of the brain) through interdisciplinary rhythmic discipline.
Ron Hruska, MPA, PT
Jennifer Smart, DPT, PRC
Neal Hallinan, CSCS, LMT, PRT
Educational Level: Advanced
Cost: $575 (Early registration rate: At least 4 weeks before the course)
$625 (Late registration rate: Within 4 weeks of the course)
Live Stream courses will take place from 8am-5pm CT each day, and certificates of completion/CE credit will be awarded the following week after completion of the course evaluation survey and short post-test. For more information on whether your state/organization is approved for CE approval, please click on the "Accreditation" tab below. Live Stream courses will be engaging, interactive and include demonstration of objective testing and/or non-manual techniques, in addition to course attendees being able to ask questions throughout the course. All that’s needed on your end is reliable internet access, a webcam, microphone and speaker (or a smart phone can be used if you do not have a computer or laptop with this capability). The course manual will be shipped directly to you 1-2 weeks before the course. *International registrants will receive access to a digital version of the course manual. In addition, participants will receive access to the recording of the live stream course for 14 days to review the material, and re-watch any material that may have been missed due to connection issues. Those who attend in-person during a live streamed course will also receive access to the recording for 14 days. Extensions beyond this 14 day review are not available. ***Please note: In order to receive access to the recording for review, you must participate in person on the Live Stream course with your camera on for at least half of the course (8 hours). If you sign up for the course and do not participate in at least 8 hours of the live stream, you will not receive the recording and you will not be refunded. Also, once course manuals have been shipped (or emailed to international attendees), there will be no refunds for cancellations.***