With special guest Teresa Baker, PT, DPT
Join us May 23 at 1:00 pm ET / 10:00 am PT for Let’s Keep Moving With APDA: FAQs About Exercise & Physical Therapy. In this new episode, hosted by special guest Teresa Baker, PT, DPT, Clinical Research Physical Therapist, from Boston University and the APDA National Rehabilitation Resource Center for Parkinson’s Disease, we will answer some of the most common questions about physical therapy as a treatment for PD symptoms as well as some of the challenges they most frequently see among their PD patients. Teresa will answer audience questions live during the program.
In this episode you’ll learn:
- How to find a PT who is familiar with PD
- What to expect from your first PT appointment
- How to stay motivated when you don’t want to go to PT
- Helpful tips for your exercise plan
ABOUT OUR SPEAKER
Dr. Teresa Baker is a clinical research physical therapist at the Center for Neurorehabilitation at Boston University where she provides clinical care and participates in research and educational activities with persons with Parkinson disease and movement disorders. This is also the home of the APDA National Rehabilitation Resource Center for Parkinson’s Disease. Teresa was previously an Advanced Physical Therapist at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital’s Outpatient Center in Medford, MA an outpatient center within the Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital network. She has worked in the Spaulding system as a Physical Therapist since 2007, providing clinical care to outpatients treating a variety of diagnoses. She specializes in neurology with a special interest in vestibular rehab. Teresa has completed the American Physical Therapy Association Vestibular Rehabilitation competency course. Teresa is a lab instructor at MGH Institute of Health Professions for courses Clinical Management of Neuromuscular Disorders I and II. Teresa received her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from MGH Institute of Health Professions in 2007. She is also a board-certified specialist in Neurologic Physical Therapy and a member of the American Physical Therapy Association. Teresa enjoys traveling and yoga.