Start date
16 September, 2017
End date
16 September, 2017
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Changing Parkinson’s: Exercise as a Primary Treatment

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This course is open to Physiotherapists, Physiotherapist Assistants, OTs, Kinesiologists, MPT2 students and Physiotherapist Assistant Students.


The number of people living with Parkinson’s Disease is rapidly rising and the amount of relevant research on exercise and Parkinson’s has skyrocketed. This course will use a combination of lectures and practical work to provide practitioners with the information and tools needed to develop effective exercise based treatment programs for people living with Parkinson’s Disease.


  • About the research surrounding exercise and Parkinson’s Disease
  • Why specific exercise is a key component of treatment for this population
  • How to build effective exercise based treatment programs
  • Practical tools to help develop an effective assessment
  • Key components to developing a group class
  • How to educate and motivate this population clinically

Please see video links of Naomi’s work at


Naomi CasiroNaomi Casiro, BSc. (Kin), MPT, Certified PWR! Therapist

​Born and raised in Winnipeg, MB Naomi moved to BC to complete both her undergraduate and Masters degrees and swim competitively for the University of Victoria. For many years she worked in her capacity as a Kinesiologist teaching lifestyle bootcamps and doing personal training. This practice allowed her to grow her passion for motivating people to get the most out of life through activity and healthy living. After completing her Masters Degree in Physiotherapy, Naomi quickly became focused on Neuro-Rehab. Over time treating people living with Parkinson’s disease has grown as both a focus of her passion, clinical work and post graduate education. Naomi now owns and runs NeuroFit BC, a Parkinson's only mobile physiotherapy business, and works part time at Neuro-Ability Rehabilitation Services. She spends her time teaching classes, treating clients and offering courses to health professionals about the incredible impact of exercise and Neuroplasticity on those living with Parkinson's Disease. Naomi volunteers regularly with the Parkinson's society running exercise classes and giving lectures to help educate community members and spread the word about the importance of exercise for treating this population.  Naomi's passion is helping people with Parkinson's live their lives to the fullest and she will be leading BC's first ever Parkinson's exercise and wellness retreat in 2017.

PABC Course Cancellation Policy

For Courses, refunds are issued for cancellation requests received 1 month prior to the event, less a $100 cancellation fee.

No refunds are issued for cancellation request’s less than one month prior to the course.

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Event Cost
Earlybird Rate if signed up by Aug 24, 2017 midnight: $ 230.00- PABC Member, $160.00 - PABC New Grad Member/MPT2/PTA Student (max 5), $270.00 - Non-PABC member plus GST, After Aug 15, each ticket type will increase by $20.
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Lifemark West Kelowna
2231 Louie Dr #111
Kelowna BC V4T 3K3