DPT Students Present Research at St. Joseph’s/Candler Movement Disorder Forum
Doctor of Physical Therapy students Spencer Calhoun, Stephanie Miller, Jessica Prince and Maria Sapp, under the guidance of Kathleen Schaefer, DPT, assistant professor in the Waters College of Health Professions, presented their research titled, Fall Risk in the Essential Tremor Population, to 156 individuals at the St. Joseph’s/Candler Movement Disorder Forum held on Friday, March 29, 2019. The forum is an annual event that provides an overview of the latest advancements in movement disorders for diagnosis, treatment and outreach options for patients with common movement disorders. Topics of the forum included, but were not limited to, deep brain simulation, exercise as an intervention, and a question and answer session with local neurologist, Jill Trumble, MD. Attendees included those with neurological diagnoses, their caregivers and their friends. Approximately 15 individuals in the audience had also participated in the research study.