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CurePSP Ask the Doctor with Robert Hand February 24, 2021

CurePSP Ask the Doctor with Robert Hand February 24, 2021

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Bobby Hand, DPT, Movement Disorders Program Coordinator at Virginia Commonwealth University He

Bobby Hand, DPT, Movement Disorders Program Coordinator at Virginia Commonwealth University Health in Richmond, VA, will present physical therapy techniques for persons diagnosed with progressive supranuclear palsy (PSP), corticobasal degeneration (CBD), and multiple system atrophy (MSA) during a webinar on Wednesday, February 24, 2021. Hosted by CurePSP, the 60-minute program begins at 2:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time (11:00 a.m. Pacific).

This program is designed to connect patients and family members to specialized physical therapy techniques that will evaluate and treat individuals with atypical parkinsonisms and other prime-of-life diseases. Attendees will receive practical tools to help them create a plan for their healthcare journey.

This webinar will be moderated by Joanna Teters, CurePSP’s community outreach and resource manager. Questions can be submitted in advance to info@curepsp.org or through the registration link. 

Dr. Hand will answer questions that were submitted during registration by patients and families. He cannot give case-specific medical advice, and any medications that are mentioned during the webinar should not be tried unless under the supervision of a licensed professional. Also, for safety and privacy reasons, please do not reveal any personal medical information during the webinar. 

The webinar will be set up on the Zoom platform. Registration is required. A link to the webinar will be emailed to registrants twice from Eventbrite: the first one will be sent two hours before the event, and the second one will be sent ten minutes before.

This webinar will be recorded and emailed to all registrants. Previous Ask the Doctor webinars can be viewed on the CurePSP Youtube channel.

About Bobby Hand

Dr. Hand serves as the Movement Disorders Program Coordinator at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) Health in Richmond, VA. Prior to this, he served as the clinical leader of the Parkinson’s program at Sheltering Arms Rehabilitation. 

He is a board-certified clinical specialist in neurologic physical therapy and is also certified in LSVT BIG and PWR!Moves. He serves as a mentor in the VCU-Sheltering Arms PT Neurologic Residency and is actively engaged with patient advocacy and education groups, such as CurePSP and Power Over Parkinson’s. 

He received his B.S. degree in biology at York College of Pennsylvania and his Doctorate of Physical Therapy from The University of the Sciences in Philadelphia. His clinical focus is on the development of groundbreaking, disease-specific exercises and interventions for patients living with parkinsonisms and other prime-of-life diseases.

Dr. Hand joined the CurePSP Board of Directors in 2020 and continues to work closely with the Patient and Carepartner Advocacy Committee.

About CurePSP

CurePSP is a nonprofit organization working to increase awareness, advocate for patients and families, and fund research for devastating prime-of-life neurodegenerative diseases, including PSP, CBD, and MSA.

CurePSP provides advocacy and support for patients, families, and caregivers; education for physicians and allied healthcare professionals; and funding for research.