(Parkinson's Disease: Resources, Education, Vitality, + )
PD REV+ offers education (self-paced, pre-recorded modules) for individuals newly diagnosed with PD and their care partners. After completing the education component, this program financially supports a 6-month membership to the YMCA (which includes group exercise classes and/or independent exercise).
.Additionally, we are supporting training for exercise professionals to build knowledge in PD, increasing PD-specific exercise class offerings, and improving the sustainability of this program. UofSC Rehab Lab has partnered with Prisma Health and YMCA Columbia for this program.
This program is supported by a Community Grant and Physical Therapy Faculty Scholar Grant from the Parkinson's Foundation.
Outpatient Physical Therapists Wellness Behavior Change
This study aims to understand the behaviors and motivations of physical therapists who are engaging with their patients and clients in wellness behavior change for physical activity or nutrition. Participation consists of a zoom interview and a short web survey. Contact Dr. Regan for more details at email@example.com.
Pilot Study: Capturing Physical Activity, Symptom Presence and Severity in People with Parkinson’s Disease in Real-time
The goal of this study is to measure many variables among people who have Parkinson's disease. These variables include physical activity, symptom presence, and symptom severity. What makes this research unique is that the goal is to make these measurements in real-time, allowing for less recall bias in measurements and surveys.
Perceptions of Physical Therapy After Knee Replacement
This study aims to understand the physical therapy experience of patients over the age of 60 who have had a knee replacement in the past 6 months. Participation consists of a zoom interview and a short web survey. Contact Dr. Regan for more details or questions, or find out if you qualify by starting here: https://redcap.link/TKA . Eligible participants who complete the survey and interview will receive a $25 amazon gift card for participating.
COMING SOON: Adaptive Rowing for people living with Spinal Cord Injury
This study will pilot an adaptive rower for people living with spinal cord injury who use a manual wheelchair for mobility. The study will evaluate the usability and exercise intensity feasibility of the rower. More details and sign up opportunities coming soon.
Longitudinal Study: Role of Physical Activity Behaviors on Motor and Non-motor symptoms in Parkinson's Disease
During this 5-year study, participants with Parkinson's disease periodically test non-motor and motor symptoms. In addition to this testing, participants are led through self-reported surveys relating to physical activity and overall health. The primary objective is to identify the relationship between motor and non-motor symptoms with physical activity over time.