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  • Move Forward Radio Recognizes Parkinson Disease Awareness Month

    Move Forward Radio talked to Terry Ellis, PT, PhD, NCS, today about the benefits of physical therapy for those with Parkinson disease (PD). April is the National Parkinson Foundation's Parkinson Awareness Month.

    In the 29-minute episode, Ellis described how exercise can help offset many of the disease's familiar symptoms, noted the challenges that individuals with PD often have with multitasking, and outlined the importance of seeing a physical therapist early in the progression of the disease to maintain quality of life and avoid damaging falls, among other topics.

    In support of the show, APTA issued a press release and promoted MoveForwardPT.com's Physical Therapist's Guide to Parkinson Disease via social media.

    Move Forward Radio airs approximately twice a month. Episodes are featured and archived at MoveForwardPT.com, APTA's official consumer information website, and can be streamed online via Blog Talk Radio or downloaded as a podcast via iTunes.

    APTA members are encouraged to alert their patients to the radio series and other MoveForwardPT.com resources to help educate the public about the benefits of treatment by a physical therapist. Ideas for future episodes and other feedback can be e-mailed to consumer@apta.org.

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