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Parkinson’s, Occupational Therapy + Exercise

Our patients with Parkinson's Disease need to be challenged by occupational therapy practitioners! In this episode, Chad Moir, OTS discusses how he is honoring his mother's legacy by helping others live with PD - working with them through exercise and the Rock Steady program, as well as a wellness group and social support, all while finishing up his OT degree.

He is helping them live life to the fullest!

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Resources from the Show:


Rock Steady Boxing

Delay the Disease Program


The Art Cart


Boxing Training for Patients With Parkinson’s Disease: A Case Series.

Effect of High-Intensity Treadmill Exercise on Motor Symptoms in Patients With De Novo Parkinson Disease


This episode of the Seniors Flourish Occupational Therapy Podcast is sponsored by the Rapael Smart Glove by Neofect USA

Virtual reality-based rehabilitation with a focus on patients with a stroke, TBI or other ailments that have caused limited mobility in the hand, wrist, and fingers.

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Comments 3

  1. Hi

    I have a patient with PD. When she is working on some dexterity exercises her tremors start. Is there something I should consider when working with her to reduce the occurrence of the tremors?

    1. Post

      Hi Tiffiney! I see you are a Learning Lab member. I am going to send over a bunch of resources in the Lab that will help you with your patient!

    2. Hi Tiffiney,

      If the patient has a table as their work surface in front of them, you can help them reduce tremors during fine motor tasks if you have them rest their elbows into the table. It will be easier to keep the proximal joints stable.

      – Maggie, OTR/L in CA

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