Posts Tagged LSVT BIG

Announcing the 2019 LSVT Global Student Grant Awardees for Physical Therapy

We congratulate the 2019 physical therapy student grant recipients! The awardees are conducting exciting research in the areas of Parkinson’s disease and multiple sclerosis. Read on to learn about the 2019 winners and our 2020 grant competition!

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LSVT BIG Presented at the Saudi Physical Therapy Association Conference

LSVT BIG Chief Clinical Officer Laura Gusè, spoke on LSVT BIG at the 3rd Annual Conference of the Saudi Physical Therapy Association (SPTA) in Riyadh, on September 6-8, 2019. Read on to learn more about this exciting conference and LSVT Global’s contribution.

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LSVT Global Team Member Spotlight! Shannon Townsend

Learn more about our LSVT Global Team member Shannon Townsend, Administrative Assistant in our corporate office. Thank you Shannon for your caring, helpful and efficient customer service for all.

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Cherry Hill, New Jersey – LSVT BIG Training and Certification

LSVT BIG is coming to Cherry Hill, NJ! The LSVT BIG Training and Certification Workshop is a two-day program designed to train physical and occupational therapy professionals and students in an evidence-based, intensive treatment protocol for individuals with Parkinson’s disease. LSVT BIG has application to adults and children with other neurological conditions. Registration Fees: $580 Professional (PT/OT, PTA/COTA) $300 Graduate/Doctoral Students $200 Previously Certified LSVT Clinicians Continuing Education Information These courses have been approved by multiple state Physical Therapy Associations. For information specific to your state(s), click here. LSVT Global, Inc. is an AOTA Approved Provider of continuing education. Course Times: Day 1:  9:00 AM – 5:00 PM Day 2: 8:00 AM – 3:00 PM Click here to view the brochure.

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Emerging Research on the Use of LSVT BIG® in People with Chronic Stroke

Another client was able to feed his pets and hold and feed his new (and first) grandchild and began noticing improvements in ability to walk in physical therapy after the intervention was completed. His wife felt comfortable leaving him home alone for the first time since his stroke.

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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

Find LSVT Clinician View Courses & Products 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, ‘whatContinue 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

Find LSVT Clinicians View Courses & Products 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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