Motor Symptoms Co-Management: Occupational Therapy and Neurology

Start time
10:00 AM Pacific
End time
11:00 AM Pacific

Expert Briefings Parkinson's Foundation

Part of the Parkinson's Foundation Expert Briefings Web Seminar Series 

Young Onset Parkinson's Disease (YOPD)

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Includes Complimentary CEs

In this webinar we will discuss the motor symptoms of Parkinson’s. We will highlight the impact of medication and medication timing and its importance for symptom management. We will discuss how motor symptoms interfere with daily functioning and offer strategies for minimizing difficulties. We will provide tips for combining medication, activity and exercise to achieve the best results and briefly review when referral for DBS or Duopa is appropriate.

Participants of this webinar will be able to:

  • Learn the motor symptoms commonly associated with Parkinson’s;
  • Learn the importance of medication timing and the potential impact on symptoms; and,
  • Learn the role of activity and exercise in managing symptoms and in improving quality of life.

Presenters:

Lisa WarrenLisa 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.
Michael OkunMichael S. Okun, MD, 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.