Non-pharmacological (complementary) treatment of Parkinson’s disease- training course

Non-pharmacological (complementary) treatment of  Parkinson’s disease- training course

 The data from the medical literature over the past 5 years abound with an enormous number of studies, it can be seen from the citation quoted in our publication, the growing prevalence of using CAM (complementary and alternative medicine) methods and other non-pharmacological interventions prescribed by medics in patients with Parkinson’s disease. The application of CAM methods was 54% for the disease, while in general in the elderly move to 52%. In 39% of patients used at least one method, and there is no difference in terms of race and gender. Commonly applied alternative method was the use of Cod liver oil , compounds with analgesic activity and supplementation with vitamins. With increasing age  increases the frequency of use of alternative methods. This is due to the fact that with the age also increases the number of illnesses and patients except Parkinson’s disease  have other diseases. For these reasons during routine examination or prescription of any therapy by a doctor is necessary to take a history from a patient’s use of substances which are not part of  medical practice. In order to work for the good of the patient, the family doctor should be aware of and to cooperate with certified practitioners of alternative methods, which could monitor the effect of therapy in terms of improvement or deterioration.

Training course for non-pharmacological treatment consists of theory and practice, and will be conducted by university professors in their specialty. By acquiring a certificate for  non-pharmacological treatment of  Parkinson’s disease you will become part of the team that will contribute to improving the quality of life in patients with PD, in professional and scientific method. Why now education for non-pharmacological treatment?  Non-pharmacological treatment of Parkinson’s disease becomes current in the world in the last 5 years and this was confirmed by the large number of cited papers consulted during the development of this training program. The skills learned on this course will help you in the professional and scientific way to contribute to the treatment of this disease primarily by improving the quality of life and slowing disease progression.

In this training course may participate nurses with university education and medical doctors, specialist doctors physiatrists, neurologists, family doctors, nurses and physiotherapists.

The theoretical part of the training (1-12) and the application of questionnaires to assess quality of life, fatigue, balance and mental status, and compiling a food menu(1-7) will be held from Prof.dr.Elizabeta Popova Ramova. Professor Elizabeta Popova Ramova, with CAM methods based on a scientific basis, with this education wants to make a contribution to the treatment of this disease, sharing global experiences of the last 5 years in non-pharmacological treatment, with anyone interested in this training. Besides theoretical knowledge, medics will have practical training for application exercises for these patients. Education for the practical application of the exercises is selected by proven theoretical knowledge, quoted in the theoretical part. For the participants will be available educational materials and  videos with exercises for which they will be educated. The education for exercises will be demonstrated by the specialized physiotherapist with specialization for rehabilitation in orthopedics, surgery and traumatology, certified for acupuncture and Taichi exercises, Biljana Angelovska, as well as other exercises (8-13). With the completion of the training course, you will be able to to assess the effect of your work through questionnaires, and to present your activities based on evidence-based medicine to the scientific community.

The material for the course consists of video presentations for  topics of theoretical part 1-12 and for each section will be available a certain amount of questions that will need to prepare for the theoretical part of the examination. The training for the usage of questionnaires will be practical and acquired competences for their use corresponds to a examination of quantum questions, previously prepared. The practical part of the exam will be conducted individually for each candidate, which will be given the opportunity to pass them gradually before the lecturers of the course. Access to the training course will have participants with  full payment of the assets in the account of  the center. Besides the certification which will be bilingual, there will be a supplement diploma which will be described in detail what you are capable.

 

The content of the training course:

  1. Introduction to Parkinson’s disease
  2. Definition and effects of Tai Chi exercises on human health
  3. Scientific evidence on the effect of Tai Chi exercises in patients with Parkinson’s disease
  • Evaluation of the quality of life and the effect of the exercises
  • Organization of Tai Chi exercises and their content
  • Proven effects of Tai Chi exercise in patients with PD
  1. Other types of exercise for patients with PD
  • Exercises for balance
  • Exercises with dance
  • Changing the function of the hand with aging and PD
  • Exercises for other movements
  1. Therapy with music for patients with PD
  2. Nutrition in patients with PD
  3. Effects of the massage in patients with PD
  4. Treatment of pain in patients with PD
  5. Transcranial magnetic stimulation and PD
  6. Yoga and its effects in patients with PD
  7. Parkinson’s disease and osteoporosis
  8. Parkinson’s disease and boxing training exercises

Practical education

  1. Education for implementation of clinical tests for patients with Parkinson’s disease
  2. Application of the SF-36 questionnaire for quality of life
  3. Education for usage of the Berg Balance Scale
  4. Education for implementation of universal scale for assessing the degree of PD
  5. Application of minimental test to assess cognitive function
  6. Application of modified FRAX questionnaire to assess risk factors for osteoporosis and fractures, with an assessment of nutrition and physical activity.
  7. Compose nutrition menu for patients with PD
  8. Application of Tai Chi exercises Yang style
  9. Education for exercises for balance
  10. Organization of the dance exercises and performance
  11. Organization of exercises for fine movements
  12. Selection of music therapeutic formulations and their application
  13. The application of specific massage techniques for patients with PD

 

TIMETABLE OF TRAINING COURSE- theoretical part

Last two weeks of the month

First week

Day Hour Lecture
 

 

 

Friday

 

 

 

5 – 9pm

1.      Introduction to Parkinson’s disease

2.      Definition and effects of Tai Chi exercises on human healt

3.      Scientific evidence on the effect of Tai Chi exercises in patients with Parkinson’s disease

– Evaluation of the quality of life and the effect of the exercises

– Organization of Tai Chi exercises and their content

– Proven effects of Tai Chi exercise in patients with PD

 

 

 

Saturday

 

 

9am – 4pm

4.      Other types of exercise for patients with PD

– Exercises for balance

– Exercises with dance

– Changing the function of the hand with aging and PD

             – Exercises for other movements

5.      Therapy with music for patients with PD

 

 

 

Saturday

 

 

 

4        – 8pm

5        Nutrition in patients with PD

6        Effects of the massage in patients with PD

7        Treatment of pain in patients with PD

8        Transcranial magnetic stimulation and PD

9        Yoga and its effects in patients with PD

10    Parkinson’s disease and osteoporosis

11    Parkinson’s disease and boxing training exercises

 

TIMETABLE OF TRAINING COURSE- practical part

Day Hour Lecture
Sunday 10am – 6pm 1.      Education for implementation of clinical tests for patients with Parkinson’s disease

2.      Application of the SF-36 questionnaire for quality of life

3.      Education for usage of the Berg Balance Scale

4.      Education for implementation of universal scale for assessing the degree of PD

5.      Application of minimental test to assess cognitive function

6.      Application of modified FRAX questionnaire to assess risk factors for osteoporosis and fractures, with an assessment of nutrition and physical activity.

7.      Compose nutrition menu for patients with PD

8.      Application of Tai Chi exercises Yang style

9.      Education for exercises for balance

10.  Organization of the dance exercises and performance

11.  Organization of exercises for fine movements

12.  Selection of music therapeutic formulations and their application

13.  The application of specific massage techniques for patients with PD

 

 

 

Training course in April

Friday 22.04.

Saturday 23.04. and

Sunday 24.04.2016

 

 

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