Saturday, November 11 – 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Sunday, November 12, 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.


7:30 a.m. Registration Opens
8 a.m. Course Begins for the Day
Morning Break
12:15-1:15 p.m. Lunch Provided – HAPTA Chapter Meeting
Afternoon Break
5:30 p.m. Course Concludes

7:30 a.m. Registration Opens
8 a.m. Course Begins for the Day
Morning Break
12:15-1:15 p.m. Lunch on your own
Afternoon Break
5:30 p.m. Course Concludes

16 hours

EARLY BIRD RATES – Until October 24
PTs – APTA Members. . . . $375
PTAs – APTA Members . . .$299
OTs – AOTA Members. . . . $375
OTAs – AOTA Members . . .$299
     (OTs and OTAs must provide proof of membership by October 24th)
Students – APTA Members . . .$125
All Non-Members . . . $525

REGULAR RATES – October 25 – November 11
PTs – APTA Members. . . . $475
PTAs – APTA Members . . .$399
OTs – AOTA Members. . . . $475
OTAs – AOTA Members . . .$399
     (OTs and OTAs must provide proof of membership with registration)
Students – APTA Members . . .$175
All Non-Members . . . $665

Wo Conference Room 1
Rehab Hospital of the Pacific
226 N Kuakini St
Honolulu, HI 96817
(808) 531-3511

A Comprehensive Approach to Evidence-Based Rehabilitation of Patients with Parkinson Diseases across the Continuum of Disability

An Academy of Neurologic Physical Therapy Course:

Academy of Neuorlogic Physical Therapy3Parkinson disease (PD) is considered a chronic health condition that must be successfully managed over a period of many years. Despite advances in medical management, patients with PD experience a decline in quality of life and physical function over the course of the disease. There is a growing body of evidence revealing the benefits of physical activity, exercise, and rehabilitation in improving participation, decreasing activity limitations, and remediating deficits in body structure and function in people with PD. This course will begin with a review of the underlying neuropathology of PD followed by discussions related to differen-tial diagnosis. An evidence-based approach to the physical therapy examination, diagnosis, prognosis and intervention will be described. This will include, but not be limited to coverage of how varied motor phenotypes (e.g., Freezing of Gait) and PD-related cognitive dysfunction may impact rehabilitation. Responsiveness of commonly used outcome measures will be discussed. The most current re-search supporting potential neuroprotection and neurorestorative effects of exer-cise interventions will be included. Specific elements of treatment will be high-lighted – including overground walking and treadmill training, cardiovascular fitness training, strengthening, balance training, and external cueing. Finally, community-based exercise programs supported by evidence will be discussed.

PTs, PTAs, OTs, OTAs and PT/PTA students

Upon completion of this course, learners will be able to:

  1. Distinguish between idiopathic PD and other causes of Parkinson-ism in the examination process.
  2. Discuss commonly used pharmacologic interventions, mechanisms of action, side effects, and implications for rehabilitation in persons with PD.
  3. Explain the potential benefits/risks of deep brain stimulation for persons with PD and identify those symptoms most likely to respond to surgical intervention.
  4. Effectively select responsive outcome measures across the continu-um of disability in persons with PD.

Speaker Square_DibbleLee Dibble, PT, PhD, ATC is currently an Associate Professor within the Department of Physical Therapy at the University of Utah. For the past 15 years, Dr. Dibble had directed the University Rehabilitation and Wellness Clinic, a clinic that delivers preventative and traditional rehabilitation care for persons with persons with chronic neurologic disease including but not limited to persons with Parkinsonism. In addition, he co-directs both the Motion Capture Core Facility and the Skeletal Muscle Exercise Research Facility. His current research examines mobility, postural control, and gaze stability in persons with degenerative neurologic diseases such as Parkinson Disease and Multiple Sclerosis. As a component of this research, he and his colleagues study the effects of physical activity and exercise on the progression of disability in PD. Lee has authored numerous scientific publications and garnered grant support for his research from the National Institutes of Health, the US Army, and disease specific non-profit foundations. He lectures nationally and internationally on topics related to rehabilitation and Parkinson disease.

All APTA members are eligible for discounted member rates, regardless of chapter membership. You must be a member in good standing as of the date of the conference to be eligible for all member rates. Registrants who have a membership expiration date prior to conference must provide proof of membership before the end of the conference or they will be subject to paying the nonmember rate. New APTA members who do not yet have a member number must submit a copy of their membership application form to receive the member rate. OTs may register for courses at the member rate only if proof of WOTA membership accompanies their registration form. Student members must be considered a student member with APTA to qualify for the reduced student rate.

To cancel, email HAPTA at or call (800)554-5569 x13. Cancellations received by October 21, 2016 will receive a full refund minus a $25 cancellation fee. Cancellations received between October 22 and October 6, 2016 will receive a 50% refund. There will be no refunds after November 6, 2016. Unless there is a waiting list for the course, substitutions will be accepted at no charge until November 6. All substitutions must be for the same member type and rate and are at the discretion of HAPTA staff. No substitutions will be accepted after November 6 or if the course has a waiting list.

If you have any questions about this conference, please contact Nicole Kinney, HAPTA Executive Director, at or (800) 554-5569 x13.

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