Unrelenting fatigue for people living with Parkinson's zaps energy and concentration and impacts how you get through your day. Join local experts as they discuss fatigue and sleep disorders with Parkinson's and what you can do to combat this typical non-motor symptom of Parkinson's. Our experts will also share how pain in Parkinson's can interrupt and limit restful sleep. The engaging discussion includes 15 minutes of Q&A from the audience.
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Ian Walker, MD
Ian Walker, MD, grew up in Dallas, Texas, and completed his undergraduate studies at Yale University. Following graduation, he participated in nonprofit work on health policy in Washington, DC, before receiving his medical degree from the UT Southwestern Medical School.
During his time as a medical student, he conducted research on ketogenic diet therapy in children with refractory epilepsy. Ian completed his internship at New York Methodist Hospital in Brooklyn and a residency at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. His research interests include development of biomarkers in PD and analysis of gait abnormalities in Huntington’s disease.
Julia Wood, MOT, OTR/L
Ms. Wood received her Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science and Wellness from Ball State University and Master’s in Occupational Therapy from the University of Minnesota. She completed a clinical internship in neurological rehabilitation at the Mayo Clinic Hospital, St. Mary’s Campus in Rochester, Minnesota. She specializes in interdisciplinary treatment of neurological movement disorders and has served in specialty clinics for patients with atypical Parkinsonism, Huntington’s disease, ALS and those considering Deep Brain Stimulation.
Ms. Wood acts as occupational therapy faculty for the Parkinson Foundation’s Team Training for Parkinson’s program and the LSVT BIG® program educating clinicians in interdisciplinary focused, evidence-based evaluation and treatment of individuals with Parkinson’s disease. She is a certified facilitator for the PD SELF program, and she serves as an ambassador for the Davis Phinney Foundation. She serves on the Parkinson Foundation Rehabilitation Medicine Task Force and on the Comprehensive Care Subcommittee for the World Parkinson’s Congress.
Wednesday, June 23, 2021
2:00 PM EDT - 3:00 PM EDT
Our Facilitator, Suzanne Reichwein
Suzanne Reichwein, MSW, Manager of Research and Clinical Programs, University of Pennsylvania Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders Program.
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