Physical therapy and occupational therapy in Parkinson's disease
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Original versionDanique L.M. Radder, Ingrid H. Sturkenboom, Marlies van Nimwegen, Samyra H. Keus, Bastiaan R. Bloem & Nienke M. de Vries (2017) Physical therapy and occupational therapy in Parkinson's disease, International Journal of Neuroscience, 127:10, 930-943 https://doi.org/10.1080/00207454.2016.1275617
Current medical management is only partially effective in controlling the symptoms of Parkinson's disease. As part of comprehensive multidisciplinary care, physical therapy and occupational therapy aim to support people with Parkinson's disease in dealing with the consequences of their disease in daily activities. In this narrative review, we address the limitations that people with Parkinson's disease may encounter despite optimal medical management, and we clarify both the unique and shared approaches that physical therapists and occupational therapists can apply in treating these limitations.