In this episode we will dive deeper into deep brain stimulation for Parkinson's, the role of the health team, patient self-advocacy and the importance of effective communication. Dr. Eric Rhoden's unique experience and expertise brings us new perspectives and ideas.
Dr Eric. Rhoden was born and raised in San Diego, California, making Austin, Texas his home in 2016. Dr. Rhoden has always thrived on competition and learning new skills. After dabbling in many sports over the years, soccer became his primary focus. Just before playing soccer at the collegiate level, he sustained a knee injury, removing him from the sport and solidifying his desire to pursue a career in physical therapy. He graduated Magna Cum Laude with his bachelor’s in Kinesiology from California State University, San Marcos and received his Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Loma Linda University.
Following his academic accomplishments, Dr. Rhoden has served in various institutions and corporations as an advisor for health-related products, policies, and research projects. He has over 10 years experience in wellness coaching, nutrition, and personal training. During the past 6 years, Dr. Rhoden has been a movement disorder specialist with a local neurology practice. During the height of the pandemic, he co-founded a remote COVID-19 testing company to support the community. In addition, Dr. Rhoden has also spent time providing continuing education courses throughout the US on comprehensive Parkinson’s care and enjoys presenting to local groups throughout the Austin area.
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(PDF) Is there a role for physiotherapy during deep brain stimulation surgery in patients with Parkinson's disease? (researchgate.net)
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Effects of deep brain stimulation on balance and gait in patients with Parkinson's disease: A systematic neurophysiological review - PubMed (nih.gov)