The third year UCF Doctor of Physical Therapy students under the supervision of current neurologic resident, Olivia Berry, DPT, screened Parkinson’s patients in the community on October 4 at Select Physical Therapy in Kissimmee, Florida. The event was organized by Rose Babcock, DPT of Select Physical Therapy, who runs a Parkinson’s support group and is an advisor for the Parkinson’s Association of Central Florida, and by Rick Beato, DPT, of the UCF & Orlando Health Neurologic Residency Program. UCF DPT students and Florida Physical Therapy Association Neurology Special Interest Group student liaisons Jeff Schmidt and Emi Gonzales Luna help coordinate the event.
Beato supervised third year DPT students at another physical therapy screening of individuals with Parkinson’s disease on September 19 at the Advent Health Church in downtown Orlando. This event was organized by UCF Physical Therapy and the Advent Health Parkinson’s Outreach Center.
Beato discussed “The Role of Physical Therapy and Exercise in Parkinson’s Disease” to the Parkinson’s Seminole County Support Group in Longwood, Florida on October 22. This event was organized by the Advent Health Parkinson’s Outreach Center and Parkinson’s Association of Central Florida.