Updated guidance on Occupational Therapy in Parkinson’s released

The Royal College of Occupational Therapists have released new guidance on the use of occupational therapy in managing Parkinson’s.Currently holding the motto ‘helping people to live, not exist’, the College are, as with many elements of service and care within the NHS, having to make a strong, evidence-based case for their work.This guidance, an update on that released in 2010, was launched in October, and provides a strong level of evidence for both treatment and intervention strategies that can be used to support people with Parkinson’s.

The guidance can be found on their website, and is viewing is currently restricted to members. The 2010 guidance can still be found here via Parkinson’s UK’s website.

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