Brett Fling, Julia Sharp, Christine Fruhauf, Arlene Schmid, Karen Atler; Merging Yoga and OT for Parkinson’s Disease: Preliminary Outcomes. Am J Occup Ther 2020;74(4_Supplement_1):7411515367. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2020.74S1-PO2725
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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
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