Posts Tagged LSVT BIG

LSVT Global Heads to World Parkinson Congress

LSVT Global will be attending the 5th World Parkinson Congress (WPC), in Kyoto, Japan. The WPC is a unique event. As described by WPC, "each Congress brings together physicians, neuroscientists, a broad range of other health professionals, care partners, and people with PD (PwPs) for a unique and inspiring experience. Cross pollinating members of the community is important in the effort to expedite the discovery of a cure and cultivate best treatment practices for this devastating disease." LSVT Global is proud to have participated in every WPC held to date - and we look forward to next week in Kyoto.   LSVT Global Booth Stop by Booth 501 to learn more about LSVT LOUD and LSVT BIG speech, physical, and occupational therapies for Parkinson’s. Talk to LSVT experts, pick up some information, and even grab a little swag. We have handouts in English and Japanese. Posters Wednesday, June 5th, 2019 11:30 AM – 1:30 PM Global Implementation of Efficacious Voice Treatment for Parkinson's Disease: LSVT LOUD® Germany, France, and Japan. Poster Board 22.44 Speech Intelligibility of Individuals with Parkinson's Disease in Noise Following Voice or Articulation Treatment. Poster Board 22.51 Thursday, June 6th, 2019 11:30 AM – 1:30 PM GlobalContinue Reading

Parkinson’s Patients Get BIG and LOUD in Therapy

DES MOINES, Iowa -- Gene Motter was 48 years old when he was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease. “I was [an] early onset patient and I'm now 60. So for 12 years I’ve had it,” Motter said. In those 12 years, he has struggled with some everyday tasks. “Parkinson’s, you have a hard time putting on your shoes and socks at times,” Motter said. That's when Motter decided he had enough. “I was kind of at my wits end,” Motter said. “I mean, medication only takes you so far with this. You just keep taking medicine, taking medicine but it doesn't always make it better. [But] these girls really made it better.” The girls Motter is referring to are a part of UnityPoint Health’s LSVT BIG and LOUD program. “Big, literally meaning big movement,” Esada Mujcic, UnityPoint Health Occupational Therapist said. “For the loud portion what we are working on is getting their voice not only louder, but to have better clarity,” Katelyn Goettsch, UnityPoint Health Speech Pathologist said. The physical therapy is filled with a wide range of repetitive activities to help not only improve function but also slow motor deterioration. “You think, ‘what the heck am I doing,’ but theContinue Reading

Bladder, Bowel and Sexual Dysfunction in Parkinson’s: What do LSVT BIG® Clinicians Need to Know?

You are most likely familiar with the research on LSVT LOUD® and LSVT BIG® which has shown both short term and long-term improvements in functional communication, mobility, balance and activities of daily living to name a few. Although the motor symptoms of Parkinson disease (PD) are targeted through the LSVT programs, as LSVT BIG clinicians, we know that we are simultaneously addressing the non-motor symptoms (NMS) as well, which can be barriers to calibration. These NMS include cognitive changes, sensory deficits, anxiety, depression, apathy, fatigue, pain, and sleep. Additionally, the non-motor symptoms of bladder, bowel and sexual dysfunction can commonly occur, but may be less frequently discussed when the person is coming to see us for LSVT BIG.

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Jackie’s Journey with LSVT BIG

Physiologic Hythe- We’re very fortunate to work in the industry that we do - we meet amazing people, courageous people and people that inspire us every day. Jackie was just one of these people and with her permission we just wanted to share a little bit of her story with you.  Continue Reading

Dr. Lorraine Ramig receives the WPC Award for Distinguished Contribution to the Parkinson Community

Join us in congratulating Dr. Lorraine Ramig who has been selected to be one of the recipients of the WPC Award for Distinguished Contribution to the Parkinson Community.  This award will be presented at the World Parkinson Congress in Kyoto, Japan on June 5th, 2019.

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Increasing Awareness of LSVT BIG®: Emphasizing Occupation

I have seen the incredible results of the LSVT BIG with numerous clients over the course of my fieldwork experiences. Based on my experiences, I believe that participation in the individualized LSVT BIG program first to recalibrate the sensory-motor system prior to participation in community-based group exercise is the most beneficial way to maximize outcomes and enhance functional performance.

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

We congratulate the 2018 Occupational 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 occupational therapy students here. Letters of Intent are due May 17, 2019.  Domestic and International applications are welcome.  Proposals and Application Due: June 28, 2019 Occupational Therapy Awardees Nataya Branjerdporn Occupational Therapist, PhD Student Queensland Cerebral Palsy and Rehabilitation Research Centre University of Queensland, Australia  “Driving change for infants at high risk of cerebral palsy in low-resource contexts: An innovative community-based parent-delivered early intervention program.”     Significance: Cerebral palsy is the most prevalent physical disability in children around the world and may lead to less favourable occupational performance. Eight in ten children with cerebral palsy are born into low-resource contexts, such as India, where financial hardship and remoteness contribute to difficulties accessing therapies that enable children to participate in meaningful occupations and experience optimal quality of life. A new approach called the Learning through Everyday Activities with Parents (LEAP-CP) program responds to this need by training local mothers to develop therapeuticContinue Reading

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.  Information on our 2019 Student Grant competition for occupational therapy students will be released in April, 2019. 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 communityContinue Reading

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

25% Off LSVT LOUD and LSVT BIG Homework Helper Exercise Videos and More!

Holiday Sale – 25% Off!! Keep your voice and movements “Alive” with LSVT LOUD and LSVT BIG Homework Helper Videos!

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