Posts Tagged LSVT Global

LSVT Global Team Member Spotlight! Thomas J Gangemi, PT, DPT, CLT, MBA

Learn more about our LSVT Global Team member Thomas J Gangemi, PT, DPT, CLT, MBA. Tom is part of our LSVT BIG Faculty and a clinical consultant. Thank you, Tom, for your generous and giving spirit towards your colleagues, LSVT BIG clinicians and people and families living with Parkinson’s disease.

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The Victory Summit® Tucson

Join us at The Victory Summit as we support the Davis Phinney Foundation, The Muhammad Ali Center, and PMD Alliance.

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LSVT Global Team Member Spotlight! Jenifer Bannon

Learn more about our LSVT Global Team member Jenifer Bannon. Jenifer serves as our Event & Online Group Coordinator. Thank you, Jenifer, for your sincere caring and diligent service to all our customers, clinicians, people and families living with Parkinson’s and fellow colleagues.

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LSVT Global Team Member Spotlight! Elizabeth Peterson, M.A., CCC-SLP

Learn more about our LSVT Global Team member Elizabeth Peterson. Beth serves as an LSVT LOUD Course Faculty, our Webinar Coordinator, and a Clinical Research at LSVT Global. Thank you Beth for your enduring commitment to improving lives of people with Parkinson’s and dedication to training the therapists who deliver LSVT LOUD.

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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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5 Reasons to Attend This Summer’s LSVT LOUD Training and Certification Courses

Demystify the scientific research and bring evidence-based practice to life! Learn real-world LSVT LOUD clinical tools that you can use immediately in your practice.

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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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Keys to Successful Speech Treatment in People with Parkinson’s Disease

Speech treatment for people with Parkinson’s disease (PD) was previously unsuccessful. An approach, called LSVT LOUD, was developed in the late 1980s. At that time, LSVT LOUD was substantially different from traditional speech treatment in several ways. This article reviewed the novel concepts of this approach. These included a single focus on vocal loudness, intensive delivery, sensory retraining, and a simple and redundant treatment cue, “speak loud”.

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AOTA Annual Conference & Expo – New Orleans, Louisiana

AOTA Annual Conference in New Orleans, LA AOTA is at the heart of the ever-expanding profession of occupational therapy, bringing companies face-to-face with professionals who fuel the growth of the industry and improve the lives of millions. Make a positive and lasting impression by interacting face-to-face with your targeted market and developing brand recognition among the profession. Visit us at Booth Number 2038 AOTA is the largest gathering of occupational therapy professions–more than 8,000 researchers, practitioners, educators, administrators, and students–and over 375 exhibitors at the 2019 Conference & Expo in New Orleans! What is AOTA? The American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) is the national professional association established in 1917 to represent the interests and concerns of occupational therapy practitioners and students of occupational therapy and to improve the quality of occupational therapy services.   LSVT Global Presentations 2019.   Thursday, April 4, 2019 Short Course 103 Nonmotor Features in Parkinson’s Disease (PD): The Role of the OT and Considerations for Treatment Effectiveness Time: 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM Location: Conv Center 271-273   Friday, April 5, 2019 Exhibitor Sponsored Seminar The Integral Role of Occupational Therapy in a Parkinson-Specific Rehabilitation Approach Time: 11:00 AM – 11:45 AM Location: Theater 1

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