What is the benefit of consultation with a physiatrist, physical therapist, or occupational therapist in patients with Parkinson disease (PD)?

Updated: Aug 29, 2019
  • Author: Robert A Hauser, MD, MBA; Chief Editor: Selim R Benbadis, MD  more...
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A physiatrist, physical therapist, or occupational therapist may be able to improve the patient's ability to perform activities of daily living, reduce pain, and avoid fractures and compression neuropathies from falls. Botulinum injections for limb dystonia can be very helpful and are administered by specially trained physiatrists or neurologists.


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