Parkinson’s Outcome Measures Case Study

Online Course: Parkinson’s Outcome Measures Case Study

How to use outcome measures and assessment tools in Parkinson's

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Presented by:

Bhanu Ramaswamy

Dr Bhanu Ramaswamy OBE is an Independent Physiotherapy Consultant and Honorary Visiting Fellow Sheffield Hallam University

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In the previous courses, you learned more about Parkinson's, assessment, and treatment. In this case study, Dr Bhanu Ramaswamy will share the assessment, treatment planning and post-treatment results of an example patient. This case study considers the application of two specific measures used to assess and then reviews the outcome of treatment in a person with Parkinson’s. A video allows you to compare your assessment and treatment ideas with notes made by Dr Ramaswamy. The Timed up and go test is validated for people with Parkinson’s, but the ‘Forward and backward walk test’ is a suggested measure given its functional use in treatment decision-making. A third tool, validated for use in Parkinson’s is suggested for you to use with any patients you have with Parkinson’s who are still ambulatory in the community.


In this course, you will get the opportunity to review two assessment tools validated for Parkinson’s and apply them to a person with Parkinson’s pre and post-treatment to measure the outcome of your intervention.


This course is made up of videos, reading, forum posts and a final quiz. The course content is split into the following sections:

  1. Case Study Background
  2. Pre-Treatment Assessment
  3. Treatment Planning
  4. Post-Treatment Assessment

Target audience

This course is aimed at Physiotherapy and Physical Therapy clinicians, students and assistants. Other interested professionals such as athletic trainers, occupational therapists, nurses or medical doctors interested in this subject are also invited to participate.

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