Dr. Lisa Inglis, clinical assistant professor of physical therapy at Daemen College, has been accepted into the distinguished Parkinson’s Foundation Physical Therapy Faculty Program.
She was one of only six physical therapy faculty who were chosen for the specialized four-day training program held in June at Boston University.
“The program was a wonderful opportunity for me learn the current best practices in caring for individuals with Parkinson’s disease and to engage with experts in the field, including physical therapists, movement disorder specialists, surgeons, nurses, and speech language pathologists,” said Inglis. “I look forward to incorporating this specialized training into my courses for Daemen physical therapy students.”
The highly competitive program trains faculty leaders across the U.S. in Parkinson’s physical therapy care and research, and helps to enhance the knowledge of physical therapy faculty in developing course content and lectures and clinical mentorship in Parkinson’s. It also assists faculty in better preparing physical therapy graduates in the care of individuals living with Parkinson’s and their caregivers and families.
According to the Parkinson’s Foundation, “With the number of people living with Parkinson’s globally expected to double by 2040 to nearly 13 million, teaching physical therapy students in the classroom is one of the best ways to prepare the next generation of PTs to better care for the growing population of people living with Parkinson’s disease.”
During the four-day interactive faculty program, Inglis received intensive training from leading physical therapy experts in Parkinson’s disease on a multidisciplinary care model, imaging and clinical examination in diagnosing Parkinson’s, and current research related to physical therapy care for Parkinson’s patients, among other topics.
Inglis resides in Williamsville.