There will be a mini-symposium for people with Parkinson disease on Sunday, April 26, 2015, from 12:00 – 2:00pm at Allina Health in Minneapolis. This symposium focuses on movement disorders and physical and occupational treatment for people with Parkinson disease and is a fun educational event.
This symposium is FREE so it is a wonderful opportunity for people with PD, family members, friends, and other health care professionals who want to learn more about movement and PD to attend.
Sunday, April 26, 2015
12:00 – 1:00 p.m. Lecture and Refreshments
1:00 – 2:00 p.m. Interactive demonstration with LSVT BIG
The Commons, Pettingill A&B
2925 Chicago Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55407
Click here for map and directions: Allina Health
Please RSVP by either sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org, calling our office at 1-888-438-5788 (toll free), 1-520-867-8838 (direct), or registering online by following this link: Online Registration
More about LSVT BIG:
The LSVT Programs have been developed and scientifically researched over the past 20 years with funding from the National Institutes of Health-National Institute of Deafness and other Communication Disorders (NIH-NIDCD). These programs are specific protocols that are administered by trained and certified speech, physical and/or occupational therapists. LSVT LOUD targets the speech motor system and LSVT BIG targets the limb motor system. The programs are delivered in individual treatment sessions (1 hour each) 4 days a week for 4 weeks.
The research on LSVT BIG includes a published randomized controlled trial (Ebersbach et al, 2010) documenting that LSVT BIG improved ratings on the United Parkinson Disease Rating Scale motor section as well as other tests of motor functioning in people with PD – whereas the comparison treatments (Nordic walking and home exercises) did not change any aspect of motor functioning.