News & Events

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FREE Webinar
The science and practice of LSVT BIG
Tuesday, October 14
10:00-11:00 a.m.

The LSVT (Lee Silverman Voice Treatment) Programs for individuals with PD have been developed and researched over the past 20 years beginning with a focus on the speech motor system (LSVT LOUD®) and more recently have been extended to address limb motor systems (LSVT BIG). This presentation will: 1) briefly explain recent advances in neuroscience that have had a positive impact on the field of rehabilitation for individuals with PD, 2) discuss the development and data on an efficacious speech treatment LSVT LOUD, 3) describe development, data and key aspects of the efficacious physical and occupational therapy treatment LSVT BIG.

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Understanding Parkinson’s Disease, Current Treatments and Living Well with PD
Tuesday, October 21
6:00 p.m.
Bloomington Hilton
3800 American Boulevard East, Bloomington

Featuring Dr. Okeanis Vaou, Noran Neurological Clinic

Complimentary dinner will be served.

Please RSVP to 763.545.1272 or

Changing the Pace of Parkinson’s
Friday, October 24
AmericInn, Mankato
240 Stadium Road, Mankato

Registration 2:30-3:00 p.m.
Presentation 3:00-4:30 p.m.

People living with Parkinson’s and their families are invited to attend a special educational event to hear how advances in the treatment of Parkinson’s disease are making a difference in people’s lives.

Presented by Dr. Bryan Klassen, assistant professor of neurology at the Mayo Clinic

There is no charge to attend, but space is limited. RSVP by calling 763.545.1272 or email

Understanding Parkinson’s Disease, Current Treatments and Living Well with PD
Tuesday, October 28
Radisson Duluth Harborview
505 West Superior St, Duluth

Featuring Dr. Ed Crisostomo, from Northland Neurology

Complimentary lunch will be served

Please RSVP to 763.545.1272 or

Living with Parkinson’s
Tuesday, October 28
4:00-5:00 p.m.
Prairie View of Hector
1010 Elm Ave E, Hector

Featuring executive director David Wheeler and Pedal and Roll founder Liz Ogren. Topics will include living with PD, the importance of being active, and how NPFM is an available resource for the PD community.

Understanding Parkinson’s Disease, Current Treatments and Living Well with PD
Monday, November 3
Country Inn and Suites, Mankato
1900 Premiere Drive, Mankato

Featuring Laura Meyer, RN, CNP, at Mankato Clinic Neurology

Please RSVP to 763.545.1272 or

FREE webinar: Practical Pointers: Caring for Someone with PD
Thursday, November 13

Presented by the National Parkinson Foundation and Lisa Mann, R.N., B.S.N., M.A.
The presentation will provide effective strategies to make life easier for caregivers and their loved ones living with PD.

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FREE webinar: LSVT Companion System, Home Edition Demonstration
Thursday, November 13
2:00-3:00 p.m.

Join LSVT LOUD Expert Clinicians as they walk through the LSVT Companion, Home Edition. LSVT LOUD Experts will demonstrate the features of the LSVT Companion Home Edition, showing you how to independently use the Home Edition for homework practice, follow-up practice, or even individual treatment sessions. LSVT LOUD Experts will also show the process for saving updates goals and text on your Home Edition after receiving these files from your LSVT LOUD Certified Clinician.

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FREE webinar: Treatment of Freezing Gait and Movement with LSVT BIG
Monday, December 8
11:00 a.m.-noon

Difficulties starting and stopping movement, otherwise known as “freezing” is a common occurrence in Parkinson disease (PD). Freezing issues in PD can be frustrating, increase fall risk, and can even be very disabling. Learn how LSVT BIG treatment specifically addresses freezing symptoms that can occur with walking and other activities of daily living. The webinar will include a 30 minute presentation by LSVT BIG Expert Clinicians followed by an opportunity to ask your freezing related questions live!

Register here