Occupational Therapy for Tremors

Common Difficulties associated with Tremors

Tremors are involuntary, rhythmic movements of a part of the body and can occur for various reasons. Common difficulties associated with tremors include:

Impaired Coordination

Reduced Quality of Life

Difficulty with Speech

Functional Limitations

Emotional Impact

Social Isolation


Difficulty Sleeping

Impact on Work

Challenges in Medication Management

How can Occupational Therapy help?

Occupational therapy (OT) can play a significant role in helping individuals manage tremors and improve their overall quality of life. Here are some ways occupational therapy can assist with tremors:

Assessment and Evaluation

Adaptive Strategies

Fine Motor Coordination Exercises

Energy Conservation Techniques

Joint Protection Techniques

Home Modifications

Assistive Devices

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Education and Training

Functional Task Practice