Posts Tagged LSVT Global

Exercises classes, webinars and more: LSVT resources for people with PD

Learn more about our NEW exercise classes that will be free for people with PD during these unprecedented times. We also list existing resources that are available. We will add additional classes as needed and potentially extend our schedule into May.

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LSVT Global Team Member Spotlight! Thomas Brauer

Learn more about our LSVT Global Team member Thomas Brauer. Thomas serves as our LSVT Global Representative in Germany. Words can not express all the wonderful characteristics of Thomas. Thank you, Thomas, for your genuine dedication to our mission and your tireless efforts to expand LSVT LOUD and LSVT BIG in Germany and around the world!

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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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