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Teaching Course 2302

Multi-Disciplinary Management of Freezing in Parkinson’s Disease

Monday, August 28, 2023
15:00 – 17:00


This session will focus on the management of freezing related to gait and speech in Parkinson’s disease. The benefits and limitations of pharmacological and surgical interventions to reduce freezing will be discussed. An overview of evidence-based rehabilitation strategies to reduce the frequency and/or severity of freezing of gait will be presented. This will be followed by a description of speech disturbances in which freezing is a main feature. Evidenced-based strategies to reduced freezing of speed with be encompassed. Gaps in the field and promising next steps will be highlighted.

Terry Ellis, USA 
Simon Lewis, Australia

Freezing of Gait: Pharmacological and Surgical Options 
Jorik Nonnekes, Netherlands 

Rehabilitation Strategies for Freezing of Gait 
Moran Gilat, Belgium 

The Treatment of Freezing in Speech Disturbance 
Elina Tripoliti, Greece

CSPC Liaison: 
Carolyn Sue, Australia

At the conclusion of this session, participants should be better able to:

  1. Evaluate the benefits and limitations of pharmacological and surgical interventions for the treatment of freezing
  2. Describe the evidence-based rehabilitative management of freezing of gait
  3. Describe the evidence-based management of freezing of speech

Recommended Audience:
Clinician, Health Professional (non-physician), Fellow / Resident / Student

Education Level:

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