Parkinson’s Disease & Physical Therapy: Optimizing Evidence-Based Patient Centered Care
- Differentiate Parkinson's disease medication regarding patient performance and overall physical therapy clinical outcomes;
- Recognize Parkinson's disease non-motor symptoms impact on physical therapy treatment to develop a therapeutic alliance and improve patient-centered care; and
- Identify the appropriateness of patient referrals to an interdisciplinary patient care team.
Stacy Pepitone, PT, DPT
Stacy is a physical therapist researcher and practices in outpatient neurology and orthopedics. She is PWR! Moves and LSVT BIG and Rock Steady Boxing Coach certified. Stacy has 15+ years of experience working with Parkinson's disease (PD) as a physical therapist and former personal trainer. She has completed extensive post graduate education related to Parkinson's disease and has a passion for treating the PD patient population. She received her DPT from Marymount University.