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Health Professionals' Guide to Physical Management of Parkinson's Disease
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Table of Contents

Chapter 1. Introduction to Parkinson's Disease and Its Physical Management; Chapter 2. Medical and Surgical Interventions; Chapter 3. Exercise and Rehabilitation; Chapter 4. Equipping Caregivers; Chapter 5. Postural Variations and Dystonia; Chapter 6. Tremors; Chapter 7. Postural Instability; Chapter 8. Balance Evaluation; Chapter 9. Chair Transfers; Chapter 10. Bed Mobility; Chapter 11. Floor Transfers; Chapter 12. Gait Deviations and Instability; Chapter 13. Compensatory Strategies for Gait Interventions; Chapter 14. Freezing; Chapter 15. Turning While Ambulating; Chapter 16. Walkers, Canesand Footwear.

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An early experience with Parkinson's disease led Boelen to pursue a career in the field of physical therapy and later to specialise in the care of people with PD. In 1978 she received a qualification in B.S. Physical Therapy and today, with over 30 years experience as a Licensed Physical Therapist, she holds the position of Senior Staff Physical Therapist at Glenbrook Hospital in Illinois. Boelen regularly lectures physical/occupational therapists, PD support group leaders, people with PD and their caregivers on Parkinson's Disease as it pertains to physical management: exercise, walking aides, caregiver instruction and education. She is a certified member of both the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) and the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM). As a Movement disorder specialist for 18 years she has also worked with patients who have implanted deep brain stimulators.

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