In honor of National Fitness Month, we are honored to have Terry Ellis, PhD, PT, FAPTA, from Boston University, join us to share the latest information on the impact of exercise on PD. Dr. Ellis will be discussing findings from her recently published paper (March 2021) on "Evidence for Early and Regular Physical Therapy and Exercise in Parkinson’s Disease." Bring your questions and join us for an interactive session on all things exercise and PD!
This webinar is presented by Skypass Foundation and the discussion will be moderated by Dr. Shilpa Chitnis, UT Southwestern Movement Disorders Specialist & Professor of Neurology.
ABOUT OUR SPEAKER
Terry Ellis, PhD, PT, FAPTA is an Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Physical Therapy & Athletic Training, College of Health & Rehabilitation Sciences, Boston University. Dr. Ellis is also the Director of the Center for Neurorehabilitation at Boston University and the Director of the American Parkinson Disease Association National Rehabilitation Resource Center housed at Boston University. Her research focuses on investigating the impact of exercise and rehabilitation on physical capacity and community mobility in individuals with neurological conditions, including Parkinson Disease and stroke. She also has expertise in using mobile health technology to help persons with Parkinson disease to engage in lifelong exercise with the goal of improving overall mobility, community engagement and quality of life. Dr. Ellis has a Ph.D. in Behavioral Neurosciences from Boston University School of Medicine and is a licensed physical therapist with board certification in Neurologic Physical Therapy. She has published numerous articles and lectures internationally on topics related to rehabilitation, exercise and mobile health technologies in persons with Parkinson Disease.