Dr. Michelle Holloway
Dr. Michelle Holloway, founder of Lifestyle Transitions, PLLC, earned her Doctor of Occupational Therapy from the University of St. Augustine after completing a Master of Healthcare Leadership. An OT practitioner for over three decades, Michelle is a Certified Aging In Place Specialist (CAPS), CarFit certified technician and coordinator, and an experienced professor from the associate to doctorate level across North Texas. Michelle is passionate about meeting the needs of people with challenges and interruptions in their daily occupations (daily living activities) and vocations due to neurological conditions such as Parkinson’s Disease. Her private practice is a concierge, mobile outpatient provider of OT services that integrates teaching into every evaluation and follow-up visit. She is actively involved in reducing caregiver burden with a candid yet intimate approach focused on abilities, strengths, positivity, and creative problem-solving. The goal of Lifestyle Transitions includes empowering independence and promoting safety through fall prevention services starting with evaluating the person and their home environment. Michelle considers it an honor to be welcomed into a private home to observe and participate in the dynamics of occupation in the natural home environment.
This webinar will include radical yet practical solutions promoting intentional independence, ways to reduce caregiver burden, and prevent falls in and around the home. Strategies will be presented to introduce small changes in daily routines to combat occupational interruptions often seen with PD. Presented through the lens of an occupational therapist certified in Aging In Place and CarFit, the webinar will be based on research evidence supporting the added value of Occupational Therapy in the presence of Parkinson’s Disease.