Date Presented Accepted for AOTA INSPIRE 2021 but unable to be presented due to online event limitations.
We completed a pilot study of an 8-week Merging Yoga and Occupational Therapy 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 with the control period), participants experienced reduced self-reported falls, improved fall management and prevention, and improved balance.
Primary Author and Speaker: Laura A. Swink
Contributing Authors: Brett Fling, Julia L. Sharp, Christine A. Fruhauf, Karen Atler, and Arlene Schmid