HDSA/APTA Continuing Education Course for Huntington’s Disease

Welcome to the registration page for HD and Physical Therapy, a continuing education course offered in partnership with the Neurology Section of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA). The purpose of the course is to provide information about HD to the physical therapy community in order to increase the number of therapists available to HD families for consultations and active therapy sessions.

This multi-part course is FREE to any registered physical therapist and is available live online or as an enduring activity. Participants will receive a certificate of participation and course materials needed to apply for CEUs from HDSA.

Welcome to the New and Improved HDSA Distance Learning School!

We are continually striving to provide you with the best Distance Learning experience possible, and you will now be able to self-enroll on the courses, track your progress, and have access to all of your course series using one login.

We hope you enjoy attending the new Distance Learning School as much as we enjoyed creating it for you.


Instructions on how to access self-registration:

Go to https://hdsa.moodlecloud.com/

Click on “Create New Account”

The Privacy Notice pages will appear, click next (at the bottom of the screen) go to the final page and agree to terms and conditions.

Create your account by providing the required personal data (please review all data before submitting, as it will display on your certificate as is)

  • Username (all lowercase)
  • Email
  • Full name
  • State and license #

(If you do not have a license number, please add spaces on this field to continue with your registration)

A confirmation page will show, and an email will be sent to your email address to activate your account.

Once you log in, Instructions on how to navigate the pages will appear.

For easy navigation, please see the 3 tabs at the beginning of the page:

  • Home – this page will allow you to self-register to the courses
  • Dashboard – shows progress on courses
  • My courses – shows a list of courses you are enrolled in

For any technical issues please contact: Jessica Jimenez ADMIN at jessicaajimenezc@gmail.com, for anything else please contact Debra Lovecky at dlovecky@hdsa.org


Module 1: Overview of Huntington’s disease

Presenters: Anne Kloos, PT, PhD, NCS and Deb Kegelmeyer, PT, DPT, MS, GCS from the HDSA Center of Excellence at the Ohio State University in Columbus

The module will cover the following: Epidemiology, etiology, diagnosis, course of disease, pharmacological management PT and other health professional team roles in management of persons with HD


Physical Therapy Evaluation of Individuals with HD Across Disease Stages
Presented by Anne Kloos, PT, PhD, NCS and Deb Kegelmeyer, PT, DPT, MS, GCS from the HDSA Center of Excellence at the Ohio State University in Columbus, OH. Date TBD
This module will cover: Common impairment, activity limitations and participation restrictions across disease stages PT evaluation of persons with HD


Physical Therapy Management of Individuals in Early to Middle Stages of HD
Presented by Lori Quinn, EdD, PT
This module will cover: Evidence-based exercise programs for persons with HD Task specific training for functional activities Fall prevention interventions


Physical Therapy Management of Individuals in Late Stage HD
Presented by Anne Kloss, PT, PhD, NCS and Theresa Berner, OT
This module will cover: Seating and positioning, Respiratory interventions & Caregiver training


Reimbursement Issues
Presented by Deb Kegelmeyer, PT, DPT, MS, GCS
This module will cover: Reimbursement