Digital New English
Theme area: Neurology
Start date: Thursday January 12th 2023
End date: Thursday January 12th 2023
Participants: Minimal 50, maximal 200
Study load: 2 hours
Contact hours: 2
Contact days: 1
Language: English
Ratio practice and theory: Mostly theoretical
Level: intermediate
Code number: 2306701
E learning: No
Masterclass: No
Exam: No
Certificate: Yes

Program and other relevant information for participants

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About the speaker

Hannes Devos, PT, PhD, FACRM

Hannes Devos, PT, PhD, FACRM, is an Associate Professor of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Science at the University of Kansas Medical Center (KUMC), USA. As Director of the Laboratory for Advanced Rehabilitation Research in Simulation (LARRS), he oversees all research related to the use of virtual reality to improve rehabilitation outcomes in neurological conditions. His lab is equipped with state-of-the-art technology, including virtual reality headsets, driving simulators, and virtual reality treadmills. He currently manages a portfolio of more than $1,000,000 on studies related to dual-tasking, cognitive-motor interference, and task demand in neurodegenerative conditions. His research has been disseminated in over 85 peer-reviewed rehabilitation, neurology, neuroscience, and engineering journals.
Dr. Devos directs the course on evidence-based physical therapist practice in the Doctor of Physical Therapy program, and neurorehabilitation in the PhD in Rehabilitation Science program at KUMC. He is Chair of the Neurodegenerative Diseases Networking Group of the American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine, and executive member of the World Federation for Neurorehabilitation. He is section editor of the journal Archives of Rehabilitation Research and Clinical Translation. He has been teaching in postgraduate physical therapy programs since 2006, including the course ‘Clinical neurological examination’ at the Dutch Institute of Allied Health Care (Nederlands Paramedisch instituut – NPi).


This webinar consists of lectures by an expert, interspersed with interactive discussion and answering of questions. As a participant you can ask questions during the webinar via the Q&A function and share experiences via the chat.

The webinar will take place from 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm Central European Time (CET).
You can log in from 7:00 pm Central European Time (CET).


€ 35,--

Target group

Physiotherapists working in neurorehabilitation


For Dutch physiotherapists, this webinar is accredited with 2 points for the Basisregister Fysiotherapeut.


Thursday evening January 12th 2023


  • Online

Learning outcome

At the end of the webinar, the attendee will be able to:

  • Discuss the degenerative processes that lead to difficulties with dual tasking;
  • Differentiate between dual tasking and cognitive-motor interference;
  • Explain the effect of different types of dual tasking on balance and gait;
  • Select the most appropriate tests to evaluate dual tasking in Parkinson’s disease;
  • Develop a rehabilitation program to treat dual tasking in Parkinson’s disease;
  • Appreciate the benefits of technology in the assessment and rehabilitation of dual tasking in Parkinson’s disease.


parkinson groot

Almost all activities of daily living involve dual tasking. Individuals with progressive neurological conditions such as Parkinson’s disease typically experience difficulties performing two tasks at the same time. Walking while engaging in an additional task (talking on the phone, looking at birds in the sky, crossing obstacles) may therefore increase the risk of falls in people with Parkinson’s disease.
This webinar is geared towards physical therapists (physiotherapists), occupational therapists, and kinesiologists with expertise in the rehabilitation of people with Parkinson’s disease. Following topics will be discussed in an interactive format: (1) what is dual tasking?; (2) why do people with Parkinson’s disease experience difficulties with dual tasking?; (3) how can we accurately measure the effect of dual tasking on balance and gait performance?; (4) which rehabilitation strategies are most effective in improving dual tasking and reducing risk of falls?; and 5) what is the role of technology in the evaluation and rehabilitation of dual tasking in Parkinson’s disease?



NPi contact persons

General and administrative questions

marjan-van-keeken Marjan van Keeken
Medewerker Deskundigheidsbevordering
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telephone: 06 82 84 50 81
Available: Tuesday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Friday from 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Contextual questions

michael-schermer Michael Schermer
Coördinator Deskundigheidsbevordering
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telephone: 06 15 87 16 73