The Parkinson’s Disease Foundation announces the launch of the online course “Occupational Therapy: Across the Parkinson’s Disease Continuum.”

The four-part course is intended for occupational therapists who are caring for patients with Parkinson’s disease. It offers practitioners the latest in best practice care from experts in the fields of occupational therapy and Parkinson’s disease, according to a media release from the Parkinson’s Disease Foundation.

“It is critical, both for people living with Parkinson’s and their care partners, to build a health care team that is knowledgeable in the complexities of this chronic progressive disease, and we increasingly understand that the occupational therapist is a critical member of that team,” states Jay Phillips and Marilyn Phillips, PT, faculty members for the course and members of the PDF People with Parkinson’s Advisory Council, in the release.

“As the first of its kind, PDF’s course empowers occupational therapists working on the front lines by putting the latest evidence-based findings in their hands,” they add.

Through collaboration with the American Occupational Therapy Association, continuing education units are available for course participants, per the release.

For more information or to register for the course, visit Parkinson’s Disease Foundation.

[Source(s): Parkinson’s Disease Foundation, PR Newswire]