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Article| Online December 29 2021
Occupational Therapy Interventions for People With Parkinson’s Disease
Kelli Reiling Ott;
Sherry Kolodziejczak, MS, OTR/L, is Director, ALS Care Clinic/Cardiac Pulmonary Rehab/Therapy Services/Worker’s Program, Crestwood Medical Center, Huntsville, AL; firstname.lastname@example.org
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Online ISSN: 1943-7676
Print ISSN: 0272-9490
Copyright © 2021 by the American Occupational Therapy Association, Inc.
The American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 2022, Vol. 76(1), 7601390010.
Kelli Reiling Ott, Sherry Kolodziejczak; Occupational Therapy Interventions for People With Parkinson’s Disease. Am J Occup Ther January/February 2022, Vol. 76(1), 7601390010. doi: https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2022.049390
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