University Hospitals Boot Camp to Help People with Parkinson’s Take Control

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Free program includes expert talks about research and therapies.

The disease affects the most basic abilities that we often take for granted such as walking and talking. We want to help people suffering from this disease and provide supportive information for care givers.

University Hospitals (UH) Neurological Institute’s Movement Disorders Center will host its fourth Parkinson’s Boot Camp on Oct. 13th, 2012, 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., at Landerhaven Executive Caterers, 6111 Landerhaven Drive, Mayfield Heights, Ohio 44124.

This free, hands-on event will demonstrate exercise techniques, mind and body wellness practices, and invigorating skills to manage Parkinson’s. The program will include sessions about Parkinson’s research; medical and surgical therapies; benefits of physical therapy; research on benefits of exercise; dance therapy benefits; yoga; and deep brain stimulation.

Presenters include David Riley, MD, Director, Movement Disorders Center; Benjamin Walter, MD, Medical Director, Deep Brain Stimulation Program, Jonathan Miller, MD, Director, Functional and Restorative Neurosurgery, all on the medical staff of UH Neurological Institute and on the faculty of Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, and Lawrence W. Elmer, MD, PhD, Director, Center for Neurological Health, University of Toledo.

While the program is free, pre-registration is required, and seating is limited. Previous boot camps have attracted 700 attendees.

To register, please visit by Oct. 6th, 2012. Sign in and breakfast will begin at 8:30 a.m. and the program will begin promptly at 9:30 a.m. Lunch will be provided.

The program is presented in conjunction with Courageous Steps for Parkinson’s and the Ohio Parkinson’s Foundation Northeast Region.

Parkinson’s disease is a progressive neurological disorder that affects nearly one million people in the United States. Although promising research is being conducted, there is currently no cure or definitive cause of Parkinson’s.

“The disease is more than just tremors and trembling. The disease affects the most basic abilities that we often take for granted such as walking and talking. We want to help people suffering from this disease and provide supportive information for care givers,” said Dr. Riley.

About University Hospitals:
University Hospitals serves the needs of patients through an integrated network of hospitals, outpatient centers and primary care physicians. At the core of our health system is University Hospitals Case Medical Center. The primary affiliate of Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, University Hospitals Case Medical Center is home to some of the most prestigious clinical and research centers of excellence in the nation and the world, including cancer, pediatrics, women's health, orthopedics and spine, radiology and radiation oncology, neurosurgery and neuroscience, cardiology and cardiovascular surgery, organ transplantation and human genetics. Its main campus includes the internationally celebrated UH Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital, ranked among the top children’s hospitals in the nation; UH MacDonald Women's Hospital, Ohio's only hospital for women; and UH Seidman Cancer Center, part of the NCI-designated Case Comprehensive Cancer Center at Case Western Reserve University. University Hospitals Case Medical Center is the 2012 recipient of the American Hospital Association – McKesson Quest for Quality Prize for its leadership and innovation in quality improvement and safety.
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About UH Neurological Institute
Ranked by U.S.News & World Report as one of the nation’s premier neuroscience programs, University Hospitals Neurological Institute delivers innovative, integrated and individualized care to patients with diseases affecting the nervous system at convenient locations throughout Northern Ohio. Its multidisciplinary team of neurosurgeons and neurological specialists provides a full spectrum of services, including diagnosis and treatment of brain tumors, epilepsy, strokes, spine and pain disorders, Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s and more. Leading experts in neurology, neurosurgery, neuroradiology and other specialties collaborate to devise personalized care plans using the latest clinical advances and leading-edge technologies through 15 Centers of Excellence:

  • Brain Health & Memory Center
  • Brain Tumor & Neuro-Oncology Center
  • Center for Music & Medicine
  • Community Neurology Center
  • Epilepsy Center
  • Movement Disorders Center
  • Neurocritical Care Center
  • Neurological Outcomes Center
  • Neuromuscular Center
  • Neuropsychiatry Center
  • Neuroscience Nursing Practice Center
  • Rainbow Neurological Center
  • Spinal Neurosurgery Center
  • Stroke & Cerebrovascular Center
  • Translational Neurosciences Center

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