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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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Keys to successful speech treatment in people with Parkinson’s disease

Current Perspectives on the Lee Silverman Voice Treatment (LSVT) for Individuals With Idiopathic Parkinson Disease Cynthia M. Fox, Chris E. Morrison, Lorraine Olson Ramig, Shimon Sapir American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, May 2002, American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) DOI: 10.1044/1058-0360(2002/012) What is it about? 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". Why is it important? This article summarized, for the first time, novel and key concepts for why and how speech treatment could work and last for people with PD. At the time LSVT LOUD was developed, the outlook for improving speech in people with PD was very grim. One quote stated, “…voice treatment for disorders that are degenerative is controversial since there is no expectation for recovery of function or that any improvement secondary to speech language pathology intervention will be maintained in the long term” (Hillman et al., 1990;Continue Reading

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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ASHA Convention Mobile Adventure

On November 15 at 11:00 a.m. the ASHA Mobile Adventure game begins in Boston, MA at the 2018 ASHA Convention.

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MDS – Hong Kong

MDS / International Congress / All International Congresses The International Parkinson and Movement Disorder Society (MDS) warmly invites you to attend the International Congress of Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders® in Hong Kong from October 5-9, 2018.  Preview the International Congress Scientific Program with confirmed faculty below to begin planning your International Congress schedule. MDS has organized International Congresses since 1990. Each International Congress has successfully provided an educational forum for clinical and basic discussion on a variety of movement disorders, including presentations of current research and available treatments. The purpose of the MDS International Congress is to share ideas, encourage interest among all those involved in the care and research of movement disorders, to participate in the activities of MDS, and to advance the related clinical and scientific discipline. Booth number: F10 Event Location:  Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre Presentation Date: Saturday, Oct.6,2018 Presentation time: 13:45-15:15 Presentation Location: Hall 3FG Abstract Number: 447 Poster Session Topic: Pediatric Movement Disorders Poster Title: Changes in chest wall intermuscular coherence and speech breathing kinematics following LSVT LOUD® in children with cerebral palsy Abstract Number: 354 Poster Session Topic: Clinical Trials, Pharmacology And Treatment Poster Title: Effects of Intensive Voice and Articulation Treatments on

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LSVT Global Receives Re-Approval as an ASHA Approved Continuing Educator Provider

The Continuing Education Board (CEB) of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) has re-approved LSVT Global, Inc. as an ASHA Approved Continuing Education (CE) Provider. ASHA Approved CE Providers are the only organizations approved to offer continuing education courses for audiologists and speech-language pathologists for ASHA Continuing Education Units (CEUs).

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Speedy PD

Speedy PD – Race for Parkinson’s Disease The Speedy Pd has one of the most unique race courses in this area. Set at the beautiful Tuttle Creek State Park, both the 5K and 10K courses are USATF certified since 2013! Both courses are all on paved roads. The 5K course is very flat to the finish. The 10K course is also very flat and shaded throughout the course. Both courses include scenic views of the lake and a great atmosphere with volunteers and supporters lining the course. The race routes are stroller friendly, and we encourage the whole family to attend! You won’t want to miss it! The Speedy Pd 5K/10K and Family Fun Run is an event to benefit the Meadowlark Hills Parkinson Fund. The Meadowlark Parkinson Fund helps support services for the community to improve the quality of life for all those affected by Parkinson’s disease including patients, caregivers, therapists, and nurses. With this fund, Meadowlark is able to continue and expand opportunities for education, outreach, scholarships for medical purposes, medical care and a future Parkinson’s resource center for the Kansas region.

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Combined Sections Meeting (CSM) – Washington, DC

Connect. Learn. Choose DC! At CSM 2019 in Washington DC, you will find your people and connect with the physical therapy community. With programming designed by all 18 of APTA’s specialty sections, you’ll get the information and tools you need to learn and grow. This year will bring together over 12,000 innovative and dedicated professionals for the largest conference on physical therapy in the country. With programming designed by all 18 of APTA’s specialty sections, you will not want to miss this upbeat conference Come visit us at Booth Number 1751 Click here to learn more about Combined Section Meeting

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New York, New York – LSVT BIG Educational Seminar

“LSVT BIG renewed my confidence in my body. I now can control the effects that Parkinson’s has on me.”
-Jim, former fighter pilot, now fighter of PD

Interested in Learning how LSVT BIG can help you improve your mobility, balance, walking and more?

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