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Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy

Physiotherapy (PT) and Occupational Therapy (OT) services can be delivered in a number of ways. In the earlier stages, consultation with a PT and/or OT is often adequate to identify postural changes and early balance symptoms. Later, sessions may be needed to assist with walking difficulties and to teach the person how to use adaptive equipment.

As moving about in the community becomes more difficult, OT and PT input may be beneficial. During these sessions the therapist can help to establish a safe home environment, suggest adaptive equipment, teach compensatory strategies, and provide caregiver education. In the later stages, either at home or in a nursing facility, therapists can assist with proper seating equipment, daily living skills and preventive management.