April 11th, 2018
Good morning Facebook friends and family!
Today we’d like to discuss “Occupational Therapy” as it is a way to improve lifestyle and minimize suffering when coping with Parkinson’s disease (PD). There is relief in knowing there are non invasive therapies out there that you or your caregiver can learn for free!*
Across the Parkinson’s Disease Continuum is an online course designed by Parkinson’s Occupational Therapy specialists to help other occupational therapists ensure best practice care for people living with PD. The course was designed by the Parkinson’s Foundation in collaboration with the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) in 2015.
This four-module course provides practical, evidence-based knowledge across the continuum of Parkinson’s care (from diagnosis to advanced PD) to help occupational therapy practitioners evaluate and treat individuals in all settings — including in home care, community rehabilitation and long-term care practice settings.
The course is free.
*Continuing education units are available on the American Occupational Therapy Association Learning Library for a fee. Presenters: Role of the Care Partner, Marilyn Phillips; Overview of Parkinson’s. Sotirios Parashos, MD., PhD, and Role of Occupational Therapy in Parkinson’s Care
Erin Foster, OTD, MSCI, OTR/L. This course was designed and created in collaboration with the Parkinson's Foundation.
If you or someone you know would like to preview the course overview please let us know! You may also visit www.myaota.aota.org
Thank you and God Bless!