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Announcing the 2018 LSVT Global Small Student Grant Winners!- Physical Therapy Awardees

We congratulate the 2018 physical therapy student grant recipients! Each student received a $1,500 small student grant from LSVT Global, to be used during the 2018-2019 academic year. These unrestricted grants provide funding to help support their treatment research projects. Download information about our 2019 Student Grant competition for physical therapy students here. Letters of Intent are due March 29, 2019.  Domestic and International applications are welcome. Physical Therapy Awardees Holly Johnson DPT Student Northern Arizona University, Phoenix “Boxing as an Alternate Treatment for Sleep Disorders in Individuals with Parkinson's Disease: A Feasibility Study”         Over 95% of individuals with Parkinson’s Disease (PD) suffer from at least one sleep-related dysfunction1. Sleep behavior disorder (RBD) and excessive daytime sleepiness are non-motor signs of PD that impact mobility and increase risk of falls2. Non-traditional meditative exercise and multi-modal exercise have been shown to improve sleep in individuals with PD. It is unknown if a relationship exists between the level of intensity of exercise and sleep quality. Boxing is a high- intensity exercise that has become a popular exercise option with the PD community and results in improved mobility5. It is a fun, convenient mode of exercise that maintains high-intensity. TheContinue Reading

Announcing the 2018 LSVT Global Student Grant Awardees for Speech-Language Pathology

We congratulate the 2018 speech-language pathology student grant recipients! The awardees are conducting exciting speech treatment research in the areas of aphasia and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). Read on to learn about the 2018 winners and our 2019 grant competition!

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Congratulations to Dr. Cynthia Fox on being appointed as Chief Executive Officer of LSVT Global, Inc.

The Board of Directors of LSVT Global, Inc. is very pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Cynthia Fox as Chief Executive Officer.  This new appointment grants Dr. Fox greatly expanded governance roles and responsibilities.  She will also continue to oversee the day-to-day operations of the company. As one of the Founders of LSVT Global, Dr. Fox has the experience and vision to lead the company as it broadens the reach of its current range of therapies and products and invests in new initiatives to grow the company.  LSVT Global develops innovative treatments that improve the speech and movement of people with Parkinson’s disease (PD) and other neurological conditions. We train speech, physical and occupational therapists around the world in these treatments so that they can positively impact the lives of their patients.  Continue Reading

Do You Have a Swallowing Problem? How a Professional Can Help.

Swallowing problems with PD can be serious.
Swallowing difficulties limit what you eat and drink, can keep you from going out to dinner, and diminish the joy of socialization that often surrounds mealtime. You might cough, choke, and if left untreated, get lung infections.  Read on to learn more about how swallowing problems are defined and what can be done to identify and treat swallowing difficulties.

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9 Common Questions Physical and Occupational Therapists Ask About LSVT BIG Training and Certification

Below are answers to some common questions we receive from people deciding whether or not to become LSVT BIG Certified.

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How Do You Select The LSVT Certified Clinician That Is Right For You?

One of the questions we hear often is “How do I find the therapist that is best for me, that matches my needs, location and who is a very good clinician?”

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Big For Life Training Course

Are you looking for additional ways to: Keep your LSVT BIG patients on track, motivated and “thinking BIG” after discharge? Retain more of your LSVT BIG patients long term? Increase the presence of your LSVT BIG program in your community?

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