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Physical and Occupational Therapy for Parkinson’s disease

During physical therapy, a person learns various exercises to help them stay mobile and alleviate symptoms. During occupational therapy, a person will learn strategies for daily living (such as getting dressed, cooking, shopping, and cleaning) and how to use various tools such as walkers, shower benches, and other assistive devices.  The goal of both physical and occupational therapy is to help the person with Parkinson’s disease stay safe, have more energy, improve gait (how someone walks), prevent falling, and how to conserve energy while still being able to stay active.

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