A site for Social Workers in Neurology, specializing in Parkinson's disease and other movement disorders.
*When posting please recognize privacy and portability laws by ensuring all information posted on this site complies with all current HIPAA laws. Thank you.*
Wednesday, August 4, 2010
First of it's kind national neurorehabilitation "helpline"
The American Parkinson Disease Association (APDA) in partnership with Boston University's Center for Neurorehabilitation has launched a toll free neuro-rehab "helpline." People living with PD and their loved ones (as well as professionals) can call and speak directly to a licensed Physical Therapist. Patients can call to get information about PD and exercise, information about programs in the caller's area, and general information and resources. Social Workers and other professionals can call to get information on the latest evidence-based management of PD symptoms through exercise and rehabilitation interventions.
I have not yet tried this service out but it seems like it could be a good service.