Motor Symptoms Co-Management: Occupational Therapy and Neurology
Lisa Warren, MHS, OTR/L
UF Health Rehab at the Fixel Institute for Neurological Diseases
Michael S. Okun, M.D.
Adelaide Lackner Professor and Chair of Neurology
Executive Director, Norman Fixel Institute for Neurological Diseases
University of Florida Health*
Gretchen Rosswurm, M.S.
People with Parkinson’s Advisory Council Chair
In this webinar we will discuss the motor symptoms of Parkinson’s. We will highlight the 4 cardinal symptoms of Parkinson’s and discuss how an Occupational Therapist and Neurologist can help in symptom management. We will take a look at the impact of symptom management as it relates to aging, medication and Parkinson’s.
- Participants will learn the 4 motor symptoms most often associated with Parkinson’s
- Participants will learn strategies for managing Parkinson’s motor symptoms
- Participants will learn how the physician, the therapist and the PWP can integrate the recommendations for better function and improved quality of life
Ms. Warren is an occupational therapist and rehabilitation manager at the Norman Fixel Institute for Neurological Diseases, in Gainesville, Florida. She has participated on expert panels at the World Parkinson's Congress, co-authored posters presented at neurology conferences, provided Parkinson's treatment lectures at the local and international level, and has been a contributing author in research on Parkinson's care.
Dr. Okun is Chair of the Department of Neurology at the University of Florida, as well as Co-Director of the UF Center for Movement Disorders and Neurorestoration. Dr. Okun has long been dedicated to the interdisciplinary care concept, and since his appointment as the National Medical Director for the Foundation in 2006, he has worked with the 43 international Parkinson’s Foundation Centers of Excellence to help foster the best possible environments for care, research, and outreach in Parkinson disease, dystonia, Tourette, and movement disorders. In addition to his role as National Medical Director for the Parkinson’s Foundation, he is the Medical Advisor for Tyler’s Hope for a Dystonia Cure and Co-Medical Director for the Tourette Syndrome Association (TSA).
The Winter/Spring 2021 Expert Briefings Series was made possible by the generous support of Theravance Biopharma.
For more insights on this topic, listen to our podcast episode “Understanding Bradykinesia and Dyskinesia”.