Posts Tagged Parkinson’s disease

StrivePD: Your Parkinson’s Care Companion

Click HERE to access the handout Click HERE to access the information sheet StrivePD is a free iOS disease management application — FDA-cleared on the Apple Watch — that passively collects tremor and dyskinesia data via Apple’s Movement Disorder API. People with Parkinson’s (PwPD) can download the app and explore interactive charts to track their symptoms over time and understand how medications and physical activity / exercise impact them. With StrivePD, users gain insights to guide their care journey, and have the ability to share their data with clinical specialists for a personalized strategy. The StrivePD and LSVT Global team have joined forces to empower PwPD through the combined power of personalized insights and exercise. With this partnership, StrivePD users can now track their symptoms in between and during LSVT BIG sessions. Mobility metrics with symptom and medication data will help clinicians and PwPD further understand how LSVT or other physical activity are impacting their disease progression. The goal is to provide a more comprehensive picture of PD, enabling PwPD and clinicians to make informed decisions. During this webinar session, discover how StrivePD can become your patients’ valuable care companion, providing personalized insights to support their Parkinson's management. Please noteContinue Reading

Parkinson’s in Kenya: Revealing the Untold Story Through the Film ‘Shaking Hands with the Devil’

Click HERE to access the handout If you are a speech-language pathologist, physical therapist, or occupational therapist or assistant and would like a certificate for viewing a public on demand webinar, please follow the below steps: View the webinar in its entirety. Click HERE to complete a survey. LSVT Global will verify your viewing of the webinar and email you a certificate. NOTE: LSVT Global webinars are not state or ASHA-registered for CEUs so you will need to retain your certificate if you would like to self-report your activity. Embark on a transformative cinematic journey with LSVT Global as we present the stirring documentary, ‘Shaking Hands with the Devil.’ This 15-minute film, crafted by the talented team of David Plummer, Natasha Fothergill-Misbah, and Olz McCoy, fearlessly uncovers the harsh realities of stigmatization, marginalization, and persecution faced by individuals living with Parkinson’s in Kenya. Event Highlights: Exclusive Film Viewing: Immerse yourself in the emotional and impactful narrative of ‘Shaking Hands with the Devil,’ shedding light on the often-overlooked challenges of those living with Parkinson’s in Kenya. Q&A Panel with Creators: Engage in a thought-provoking Q&A session with the creators themselves as they share their insights, experiences, and the creative process behind the documentary.Continue Reading

Application of LSVT Treatments post-Deep Brain Stimulation: Maximizing communication and mobility outcomes

Click HERE to access the handout If you are a speech-language pathologist, physical therapist, or occupational therapist or assistant and would like a certificate for viewing a public on demand webinar, please follow the below steps: View the webinar in its entirety. Click HERE to complete a survey. LSVT Global will verify your viewing of the webinar and email you a certificate. NOTE: LSVT Global webinars are not state or ASHA-registered for CEUs so you will need to retain your certificate if you would like to self-report your activity. Lewy body dementia (LBD) is the second most common cause of progressive dementia, impacting an estimated 1.4 million people in the United States. Despite the condition’s prevalence, LBD is the most often misdiagnosed type of dementia, and is misunderstood by many clinicians. A recent survey by the Lewy Body Dementia Association (LBDA) of people with LBD and care partners found that despite interest in rehabilitation services, most people do not receive access to rehabilitation services during their journey with LBD. It’s time to change that. To honor Lewy body dementia Awareness Month this October, Join LSVT Global for this special collaborative webinar with the Lewy Body Dementia Association (LBDA). Following an overview, we will beContinue Reading

Application of LSVT Treatments post-Deep Brain Stimulation: Maximizing communication and mobility outcomes

Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) has revolutionized the treatment of movement disorders, yet challenges in communication and mobility often persist. This webinar will demonstrate how LSVT LOUD® and LSVT BIG® can maximize communication and mobility outcomes, offering invaluable insights for healthcare professionals, researchers, caregivers, and those considering DBS as a treatment option. Delve into the science and methodology behind these evidence-based approaches, and learn how they can empower individuals post-DBS to regain effective communication skills and optimize mobility. Research and real-life case studies will illustrate the profound impact of LSVT treatments, showcasing success stories and practical applications. Whether you are seeking to enhance your understanding of post-DBS challenges or exploring holistic solutions, this webinar provides a unique opportunity to gain insights, ask questions, and embark on a journey toward improved communication and mobility. Intended Audience: Healthcare professionals, individuals living with PD and their loved ones

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Yes, you CAN make a difference: Integrating LSVT BIG and LSVT LOUD to address the complex needs of people with Lewy body dementia

Click HERE to access the handout Lewy body dementia (LBD) is the second most common cause of progressive dementia, impacting an estimated 1.4 million people in the United States. Despite the condition’s prevalence, LBD is the most often misdiagnosed type of dementia, and is misunderstood by many clinicians. A recent survey by the Lewy Body Dementia Association (LBDA) of people with LBD and care partners found that despite interest in rehabilitation services, most people do not receive access to rehabilitation services during their journey with LBD. It’s time to change that. To honor Lewy body dementia Awareness Month this October, Join LSVT Global for this special collaborative webinar with the Lewy Body Dementia Association (LBDA). Following an overview, we will be joined by a panel of true experts – those living with LBD – to learn how they have benefitted from LSVT BIG® and LSVT LOUD®. During this special one-hour webinar learners can expect to be able to: Define Lewy body dementia (LBD) and understand how it is like and unlike other common neurodegenerative diseases, like Parkinson’s disease and Alzheimer’s disease. Outline the role of PT, OT and SLP in supporting symptom management, safety, and quality of life for people with LBD. Clarify how LSVTContinue Reading

Optimizing Wellbeing in Parkinson’s Disease: The Complementary Relationship of Rehabilitation, Therapy, and Exercise

Click HERE to access the handout Join us for an enlightening webinar as we bring together a team of dedicated experts - a physical therapist, speech-language pathologist, and exercise professional – who specialize in working with individuals living with Parkinson's disease. Discover the powerful synergy between therapy and exercise and how they can harmoniously work together to restore and maintain function, leading to a significantly improved quality of life. In this webinar, you'll delve into the empowering benefits of a comprehensive whole-body approach to wellness for individuals with Parkinson's disease. Our experienced presenters will share their in-depth knowledge and practical insights, shedding light on the transformative impact that therapy and exercise can have on motor function, communication, and overall well-being. Through engaging discussions and real-life case examples, you'll gain a thorough understanding of the rationale and timing behind therapy and exercise interventions. Discover how targeted exercises and therapeutic techniques can address specific challenges associated with Parkinson's disease, optimizing functional abilities and fostering independence. Whether you are a healthcare professional or someone living with Parkinson's disease or supporting a loved one, this webinar is designed to equip you with practical knowledge and tools to enhance the therapeutic journey. Join us asContinue Reading

Optimizing Wellbeing in Parkinson’s Disease: The Complementary Relationship of Rehabilitation, Therapy, and Exercise

Join us for an enlightening webinar as we bring together a team of dedicated experts – a physical therapist, speech-language pathologist, and exercise professional – who specialize in working with individuals living with Parkinson’s disease. Discover the powerful synergy between therapy and exercise and how they can harmoniously work together to restore and maintain function, leading to a significantly improved quality of life. In this webinar, you’ll delve into the empowering benefits of a comprehensive whole-body approach to wellness for individuals with Parkinson’s disease. Our experienced presenters will share their in-depth knowledge and practical insights, shedding light on the transformative impact that therapy and exercise can have on motor function, communication, and overall well-being. Through engaging discussions and real-life case examples, you’ll gain a thorough understanding of the rationale and timing behind therapy and exercise interventions. Discover how targeted exercises and therapeutic techniques can address specific challenges associated with Parkinson’s disease, optimizing functional abilities and fostering independence. Whether you are a healthcare professional or someone living with Parkinson’s disease or supporting a loved one, this webinar is designed to equip you with practical knowledge and tools to enhance the therapeutic journey. Join us as we unravel the intricate relationship between

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Living BIG and LOUD with post graduate exercise classes

Click HERE to access the handout Discover the path to longer lasting LSVT treatment results with ongoing BIG for LIFE® and LOUD for LIFE® classes. Clinicians will learn about options to take the training course to lead their own group classes and how to refer clients to LSVT for LIFE® virtual classes when a community option is not available. Clients will learn what a typical BIG for LIFE or LOUD for LIFE class entails and how to find one in your community or a virtual option. Intended Audience: Allied health professionals, individuals with Parkinson’s disease and their loved ones If you are a speech-language pathologist, physical therapist, or occupational therapist or assistant and would like a certificate for viewing a public on demand webinar, please follow the below steps: View the webinar in its entirety. Complete the following survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/LSVTGlobalPublicOnDemandWebinarCertRequest LSVT Global will verify your viewing of the webinar and email you a certificate. NOTE: This LSVT Global webinar is not state or ASHA-registered for CEUs so you will need to retain your certificate if you would like to self-report your activity.  Continue Reading

Making LSVT Treatments Work in Your Clinical World

Click HERE to access the handout LSVT LOUD and LSVT BIG are evidence-based treatment approaches designed to improve communication and movement in people with Parkinson’s disease and other neurological conditions. While LSVT treatments have proven effective in research studies, some clinicians may struggle with how to effectively integrate it into their clinical practice. This webinar aims to offer practical advice and valuable insights on implementing LSVT treatments in various clinical environments including outpatient clinics, home health, skilled nursing facilities, private practice, mobile practice, and telepractice. Our discussion will cover the potential obstacles and opportunities that may arise during the implementation of LSVT therapies and provide strategies for enhancing outcomes. Intended Audience: Allied Health Professionals and Students If you are a speech-language pathologist, physical therapist, or occupational therapist or assistant and would like a certificate for viewing a public on demand webinar, please follow the below steps: View the webinar in its entirety. Complete the LSVT Global On Demand Webinar Certificate Request Survey LSVT Global will verify your viewing of the webinar and email you a certificate. NOTE: LSVT Global webinars are not state or ASHA-registered for CEUs so you will need to retain your certificate if you would like to self-report your activity.  Continue Reading

Making LSVT Treatments work in your clinical world

LSVT LOUD and LSVT BIG are evidence-based treatment approaches designed to improve communication and movement in people with Parkinson’s disease and other neurological conditions. While LSVT treatments have proven effective in research studies, some clinicians may struggle with how to effectively integrate it into their clinical practice. This webinar aims to offer practical advice and valuable insights on implementing LSVT treatments in various clinical environments including outpatient clinics, home health, skilled nursing facilities, private practice, mobile practice, and telepractice. Our discussion will cover the potential obstacles and opportunities that may arise during the implementation of LSVT therapies and provide strategies for enhancing outcomes. Intended Audience: Allied Health Professionals and Students

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