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Exercise Adaptations for People with Parkinson’s
April 15 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Join us for this Informational Session with Connie Fiems PT, DHSc
Saturday, April 15th – Carle Health & Fitness Center Conference Room
- Doors open at 10:30 am
- Virtual Presentation from 11:00 am-12:00 pm
- Pot-luck lunch following presentation*
Attendees will be able to do the following after this session:
- Identify the 4 cardinal motor symptoms of Parkinson’s.
- Describe key movement deficits that should be targeted within any exercise program for people with Parkinson’s.
- List at least 5 Parkinson’s-specific safe and effective exercises for people with Parkinson’s, and how they can be modified.
- Analyze an exercise/activity to identify which movement deficit(s) it addresses.
This event is FREE to attend.
*The presentation portion will be live-streamed virtually via Zoom. Attendees can plan to mix and mingle after the presentation for a pot-luck style lunch. Please see Jenna for sign up sheet if you would like to bring something.
About Dr. Fiems:
Dr. Fiems has a bachelor’s degree in exercise science, a master’s degree in physical therapy, and a Doctor of Health Science in physical therapy. Dr. Fiems was a full-time practicing physical therapist for almost 20 years before returning to school for her DHSc. She then joined the faculty at the University of Indianapolis in the Krannert School of Physical Therapy for 7 years prior to becoming the Chief Scientific Officer at RSB in January 2023. In addition to teaching clinical neurologic courses to her DPT students, she also completed several research projects on fitness and balance in people with neurologic conditions. While her role as CSO is new, she has been involved with RSB since 2013 as part of the Medical Advisory Committee and later the RSB Board of Directors. Dr. Fiems continues to practice physical therapy part-time and is a board-certified neurologic clinical specialist and a certified exercise expert for aging adults.