Nationally recognized PT researcher in Parkinson’s disease to present course
Becky Farley, PhD, PT will present a one-day course for community PT clinicians and students on May 6, 2006 at the University of Delaware. Dr. Farley will present her current research on BIG therapy interventions for persons with Parkinson’s disease. This will include demonstrations with patients with Parkinson’s disease. Dr. Farley has practiced physical therapy for over 25 years. She has a bachelors degree in PT from the University of Oklahoma, a Masters in PT from UNC Chapel Hill and PhD in Neuroscience from the University of Arizona. She completed her post doctoral training in Motor Control in 2003 at the University of Arizona. She has published numerous research articles on the efficacy of large amplitude exercise in improving motor function and has just completed an NIH funded preliminary efficacy study on this technique. She is now continuing this study with additional NIH funding as well as support from the Michael J Fox Foundation. Dr. Farley is research assistant professor at the University of Arizona, Department of Physiology.
Link to Brochure: Think Big with Parkinson's Disease