Within the past decade, the importance of power, as a neuromuscular factor affecting disease state and independence in persons with Parkinson’s disease have become evident. Although few studies have examined the use of power training protocols proven effective with older persons not affected by the disease, the results seen to date are supportive of the use of power training as a viable intervention. This webinar will examine the importance of neuromuscular power to persons with Parkinson’s disease, examine the results of studies that have employed power training in these persons, and examine new power training protocols as well as future directions in the quest to more effectively apply exercise to address Parkinson’s disease.
- To recognize the importance of neuromuscular power to addressing reduction in symptoms and improvements in independence in persons with Parkinson’s disease.
- To review the refereed papers from controlled studies that have examined the impact of power training on persons with Parkinson’s disease.
- To explore the latest methods of applying power training and results showing their applicability to training patients with Parkinson’s disease.
- To examine the clinical and research objectives to improve power training in this population.
Dr. Joseph Signorile, Professor at the University of Miami Department of Kinesiology and Center on Aging
Dr. Signorile is a Professor at the University of Miami Department of Kinesiology and Center on Aging. He has been involved in research using exercise to address independence, fall prevention and persons with Parkinson’s disease for over 25 years. He has been a pioneer in applying high-speed resistance training as a tailored exercise intervention to improve function and reduce falls in older persons and continues to work on new technologies for improving independence.
This webinar is sponsored by MFA Industry Partner, HUR USA.