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What is occupational therapy for Parkinson's disease?

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This can help people with Parkinson's stay active. You can learn different ways to finish tasks or discover a handy equipment. Occupational therapy can include:

  • Arm and hand therapy
  • Handwriting aids
  • Home modification information
  • Driver evaluation and vehicle modification information
  • Cooking and homemaking adaptations
  • Eating and dinnerware adaptations
  • Ways to make the most of your energy
  • Computer modifications
  • Workplace or work equipment modifications
  • Leisure skill development
  • Manual or electric wheelchair use
  • Bathtub and toilet equipment use
  • Dressing and grooming aids

SOURCES:

National Parkinson Foundation: "Managing Advanced Parkinson's Disease."

Parkinson's Disease Foundation: "Physical Therapy in PD."

Parkinson's Disease Foundation: "Frequently Asked Questions: Occupational Therapy."

Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center: "Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy for Parkinson's Disease."

National Parkinson Foundation: "Guidelines for Occupational Therapy in Parkinson's Disease."

 

Reviewed by Neil Lava on October 21, 2018

SOURCES:

National Parkinson Foundation: "Managing Advanced Parkinson's Disease."

Parkinson's Disease Foundation: "Physical Therapy in PD."

Parkinson's Disease Foundation: "Frequently Asked Questions: Occupational Therapy."

Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center: "Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy for Parkinson's Disease."

National Parkinson Foundation: "Guidelines for Occupational Therapy in Parkinson's Disease."

 

Reviewed by Neil Lava on October 21, 2018

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