The Praxis fur Ergotherapie Elisabeth Brechtel informs the lives of many people is heavily restricted by the Parkinson’s disease. How the modern occupational therapy here can help, depicts the Cologne Ergotherapeutin Elisabeth Brechtel. The symptoms of Parkinson’s disease include extensive errors of motor skills, conscious and unconscious, resulting from a lack of Messenger substance in the neural control of movement. A typical symptom of this loss of control, for example, the frozen-looking facial expression of the diseased, which is hardly in a position to communicate his emotional state of mind. Parkinson’s disease is currently not curable. For this reason, occupational therapy as all other therapeutic procedures is no cure, but a contribution to improving quality of life and independence. It is their goal to allow a possible healthy life patients, in which widely and langstmoglich can be their everyday activities without assistance.
In the framework of the Occupational therapy of Parkinson’s disease patients is counteracted injury fears, taught the use of necessary tools and a training of motor skills which enhances the body control of the patient. The focus of therapeutic efforts is helping the patient in dealing with everyday requirements, because already simple activities such as dressing, the intake of food or the care of the own body often extremely difficult patients. In addition to this everyday under support helps the occupational therapy treatment of Parkinson’s disease patients improve motor skills, as well as mimic expression assets and shall inform their loved ones is, to deal with the accompanying consequences of the disease. Taking into account the individual circumstances of the patient and to ensure maximum independence and self-sufficiency have special meaning. Therefore deliberately in the occupational therapy, to enable a largely resource-free lifestyle focus. An important Aspect is the customization of everyday life from the effects of Parkinson’s disease. The simple rooms to a wardrobe can already meet the limited movement capabilities of those affected and cause large reductions.
The Parkinson’s disease is highly customizable. For this reason, a precise coordination of therapeutic measures is required for each individual case, the Elisabeth Brechtel as experienced occupational therapist like in the Cologne area supported with words and deeds.