Keeping Step with Parkinson's: Balance, Posture and Gait

This is an archived file of an event that took place on September 21, 2017.

This is a popular webinar on managing gait and balance dysfunction that we replayed from our archives.

Title: Keeping Step with Parkinson's: Balance, Posture and Gait

Duration: 1 hour

Continuing Medical Education Information for Health Care Professionals

MJFF offers Continuing Medical Education (CME) credit for practicing health care professionals for each Third Thursday Webinar. Click the link in the Resource List after viewing the webinar to take the post-test survey and receive your CME credit.

Reviewed for Re-release: August 24, 2017
Date of Original Release: November 19, 2015
Date Credit Expires: September 21, 2019

Learning Objectives
At the conclusion of this course, participants should be able to: 

  1. Describe the posture and gait disturbances that can be associated with Parkinson's disease. 
  2. Explain how postural instability and gait difficulty don't typically respond to dopaminergic therapies.
  3. Discuss the connection between cognition and postural stability and gait. 
  4. Identify management strategies to target postural instability and gait disturbances. 
  5. Recognize ongoing research toward treatments for postural instability and gait difficulty in Parkinson's disease.

Target Audience
This educational activity is designed for primary care physicians, family practice physicians, general medicine physicians, geriatricians, general neurologists, movement disorder specialists and any other health care practitioners who manage patients with Parkinson's disease.

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of Oakstone Publishing, LLC and The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research. The Oakstone Publishing, LLC is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Oakstone Publishing, LLC designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Oakstone Publishing, LLC has assessed conflict of interest with its faculty, authors, editors and any individuals who were in a position to control the content of this CME activity. Any identified relevant conflicts of interest were resolved for fair balance and scientific objectivity of studies utilized in this activity. Oakstone Publishing, LLC's planners, content reviewers, and editorial staff disclose no relevant commercial interests.

Dave Iverson
Nothing to disclose

Chris Hass, PhD
Associate Professor, Department of Applied Physiology and Kinesiology, University of Florida
Nothing to disclose

John Nutt, MD
Co-founder and Director Emeritus, Oregon Health & Science University Parkinson Center of Oregon and Movement Disorders Program
Nothing to disclose

Norma Semling
Person with Parkinson's
Nothing to disclose


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