Continuing Education for Healthcare Professionals

Evidenced-Based Concepts for Planning and Implementing a Parkinson’s-Specific Community Exercise Class using the OhioHealth Delay the Disease Parkinson’s Fitness Program

OhioHealth Delay the Disease offers a 1.5 day educational seminar that is interactive and fun. This course will provide evidenced-based updates on the effects of exercise on the symptomatic management of Parkinson’s disease (PD). Each participant will be able to in¬tegrate this knowledge along with teaching techniques to create and lead a comprehensive community-based PD-specific exercise program based on the Delay the Disease fitness agenda. (CE hours available for PT, OT, RN, PTA, COTA, Athletic Trainers; we welcome Exercise Physiology professionals)

Continuing ​education ​is ​provided ​for ​the ​following ​disciplines:

  • Ohio ​Physical ​Therapy ​(10.5 ​contact ​hours)
  • Ohio ​Occupational ​Therapy ​(10.5 ​contact ​hours)
  • Ohio ​Athletic ​Trainer ​(10 ​contact ​hours)

Course Pricing

  • OhioHealth Associates: $125
  • Non-Associate Early Bird Pricing: $250
  • Non-Associate Pricing: $295

2018 CE Course Offerings

Each of our two-day CE courses are conducted at:
OhioHealth Bing Cancer Center
500 Thomas Lane; Lower Level, Classrooms A and B
Columbus, Ohio 43214

For each date listed below, the session start/end times are as follows:

  • Friday: 12:45 p.m. to 4:45 p.m.
  • Saturday: 7:45 a.m. to 4:15 p.m.

Choose a date below and register for our CE course:

Friday, February 2 and Saturday, February 3
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Friday, April 27 and Saturday, April 28
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Friday, June 8 and Saturday, June 9
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Friday, August 10 and Saturday, August 11
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Friday, October 5 and Saturday, October 6
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Friday, November 30 and Saturday, December 1
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Host a Parkinson's CE Course

Healthcare professionals interested in becoming Parkinson’s – specific can attend a continuing education course provided by Delay the Disease. 10 continuing education credits are approved for PT through the Ohio Board (OPTA) and for OT/RN/Trainers through the Ohio Board (OTPTAT). Currently this course is offered in Columbus, OH. Find out how your institution/university/organization can host this course in your area simply by contacting us at info@delaythedisease.com

The course is entitled “Evidenced-Based Concepts for Planning and Implementing a Parkinson’s-Specific Community Exercise Class using the Delay the Disease Parkinson’s Fitness Program”. Instructors include Jackie Russell, David Zid, and a Physical Therapist that has specialized instruction in Movement Disorder/Parkinson’s Disease pathophysiology.

It will provide evidenced-based updates on the effects of exercise and physical therapy on the symptomatic management of Parkinson’s Disease (PD). Each participant will be able to in­tegrate this knowledge along with teaching techniques to create and lead a comprehensive community-based PD-specific exercise program based on the Delay the Disease fitness agenda. The participants will select appropriate assessment tools -outcome measures for the evaluation of people living with PD. They will understand the importance of motivation, enthusiasm, optimism and methods of teaching. These methods will be used to design a fitness agenda to treat a specific symptom related to PD. Ultimately, each participant will acquire knowledge to successfully create and implement an interdisciplinary exercise and wellness program for people with PD.

For more information on hosting a Parkinson's CE Course, please contact us at (614) 566.1189. Please also be sure to review our CE course requirements.