Living with Parkinson's

How can occupational therapy help me?

Occupational therapy may help you manage daily activities and maintain independence.

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As Parkinson's progresses, certain tasks and activities may become challenging and require additional time and effort1. 

Occupational therapy may help people with Parkinson's to continue performing daily activities, thereby maintaining their independence.

Occupational therapists can advise on how to reorganise your daily routine, learn new ways or adapt strategies to move safely - including advising on specialist equipment 2. They can also provide advice on work place related concerns, such as remaining in work for longer, workplace assessments and health and safety adjustments 3.

Other Common Questions

1 - Occupational therapy. EPDA. Available at: . https://www.epda.eu.com/living-well/therapies/therapists-and-multidisciplinary-care/occupational-therapy/ Accessed October 2023.
2 - Dixon L, Duncan D, Johnson P, et al. Occupational therapy for patients with Parkinson’s disease. Cochrane Database Syst Rev 2007;3:CD002813.
3 - Aragon A, Kings J. Occupational Therapy for People with Parkinson’s, 2nd Edition. London: Royal College of Occupational Therapists, 2018. Available at: www.rcot.co.uk/occupational-therapy-peopleparkinsons. Accessed October 2023.


Date of preparation: October 2023