2510 – Neuro Techniques and Outcomes

Intermediate / Pool Workshop


Morgantown / Saturday, April 27, 2019 – 8:00 am-5:00 pm – 8.0 credit hours

Indoor Pool: 8:00-10:00 am

Classroom: 10:00 am-12:00 pm

Lunch on own – 12:00-1:00 pm

Classroom: 1:00-3:00 pm

Indoor Pool: 3:00-5:00 pm


Faculty: Mary LaBarre, PT, DPT, ATRIC



The Neuro Techniques and Outcomes course will provide evidence-based research for evaluation and treatment of individuals with Parkinsonism, Parkinson’s Disease, stroke/CVA, multiple sclerosis (MS) and other neurological conditions. The course will discuss the use of aquatic exercise in rehabilitation and community exercise programs.



1)  Identify prevalence of neurological conditions (Parkinson’s, stroke/CVA, MS, etc.) and discuss possible risk factors for developing disease.

2)  Explore diagnosis criteria and medical treatment options that might influence rehabilitation.

3)  Determine methods of examination including functional assessment for individuals with Parkinson’s Disease, stroke/CVA and MS.

4)  Examine exercise and its effect on Parkinson’s, stroke and MS symptoms.

5)  Identify aquatic exercise for individuals with Parkinson’s Disease, stroke/CVA, and MS.


FACULTY: Mary LaBarre, PT, DPT, ATRIC, is the Aquatic and Community Program Director at Community Health Partners (CHP). She is a part-time physical therapist, specializing in aquatic-based rehab in the Des Moines, Iowa metro area. She works with a variety of patient populations including cardiopulmonary, orthopedic, neurological, general debility, sports medicine and chronic pain diagnoses. She also helps coordinate CHP’s evidence-based fitness classes at the YMCA of Greater Des Moines and other community locations. Mary is also a certified clinical instructor and has previously participated in Diabetes Education programming.