Movement disorders encompass a variety of conditions affecting the
nervous system at multiple levels. The pathological processes
underlying movement disorders alter normal neural function and could
lead to aberrant neuroplastic changes and to clinical phenomenology that
are not expressed merely through motor symptoms.Given this complexity, the responsiveness to pharmacological and
surgical therapies is often disappointing. Growing evidence supports the
efficacy of neurorehabilitation for the treatment of movement
disorders. Specific forms of training involving both goal-based practice
and aerobic training could drive and modulate neuroplasticity to
restore the circuitries dysfunctions and to achieve behavioral gains.
In this perspective we propose a cycle of monthly webinars, “PILLS on
PD Rehabilitation”: an overview on rehabilitation of Parkinson’s
disease and other Movement Disorders with suggestions on specific,
tailored rehabilitation strategies that should be adopted for the
management of different movement disorders.
The objective of this webinar series is to bring the PD biomedical
community together to advance knowledge in PD neurorehabilitation.
Mid-career, Senior career stage and early career professionals,
generally doctoral level, post-doc, fellow and up to assistant
professor, will present ongoing and recently completed research and
This cycle of webinars could be added to the substantial resources
with which the Fresco Parkinson Institute provides for the
multidisciplinary team of professionals towards an integrated and
comprehensive model of care with a tailored approach for people living
with Parkinson’s disease and other Movement Disorders.