Poster Session
Issue Date: August 2020
Published Online: August 01, 2020
Updated: September 09, 2020
Merging Yoga and OT for Parkinson’s Disease: Preliminary Outcomes
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO, USA
  • Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO, USA
  • Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO, USA
  • Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO, USA
  • Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO, USA
Article Information
Complementary/Alternative Approaches / Neurologic Conditions / Parkinson's Disease / Prevention and Intervention
Poster Session   |   August 01, 2020
Merging Yoga and OT for Parkinson’s Disease: Preliminary Outcomes
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2020, Vol. 74, 7411515367. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2020.74S1-PO2725
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2020, Vol. 74, 7411515367. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2020.74S1-PO2725
Abstract

Date Presented 03/26/20

We completed a pilot study of an eight-week Merging Yoga and OT for Parkinson’s Disease program (MY-OT for PD). MY-OT for PD was a fall-risk self-management program that merged community-based yoga and group OT. Participants served as their own controls during the pilot study. During the intervention period (as compared to the control period), participants experienced reduced self-reported falls, improved fall management and prevention, and improved balance.

Primary Author and Speaker: Karen Atler

Additional Authors and Speakers: Arlene Schmid

Contributing Authors: Brett Fling, Julia Sharp, Christine Fruhauf