Join our Parkinson's care team and community partners for monthly education sessions. These online presentations offer informational and interactive sessions that will provide education, resources, and help to improve quality of life when living with Parkinson's disease. All sessions are free to attend and are held online via Zoom.
THURSday, JAN 25, 12-1pm
Parkinson's Disease, Fall prevention, and the Role of OT
Presented by Caleb Durand, OTR/L and Amanda Grimner, OTR/L
Individuals with Parkinsons Disease are at increasing risk for falls and functional decline. We will review the many factors related to Parkinson's disease that increase fall risk, discuss practical strategies to increase home safety and prevent falls, as well as the unique role of Occupational Therapy in assisting clients to maintain their independence and increase their safety in their day-to-day activities. We will provide an overview of restorative and compensatory interventions that OTs employ in working with this population, including adaptive equipment, assistive devices, and the benefits of Parkinson specific exercises to maintain and improve balance, coordination, postural control and overall function.
Please register using the form below. Questions? Please email us at PDcoordinator@emersonhosp.org.