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LSVT BIG Training and Certification Workshop

8/10/2018 to 8/11/2018
When: August 10-11 2018
Fri: 9a-5p; Sat: 8a-3p
Where: Great Wolf Lodge
3575 N. US Highway 31 South
Traverse City, Michigan  49684
United States
Presenter: Sponsor: LSVT Global
Contact: 1-888-438-5788

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LSVT BIG Training and Certification Workshop

Course Description: The LSVT BIG Training and Certification Workshop is a two-day program designed to train physical and occupational therapy professionals and students in an evidence-based, intensive treatment protocol for individuals with Parkinson disease. The fundamental treatment principles and rationale, key treatment elements, efficacy data supporting treatment outcomes, details of treatment tasks, and practical delivery will be covered. Teaching techniques include lecture, demonstration, and case study presentations. Discussion will be included on application to other neural disorders and customization of treatment delivery to meet the unique functional goals of each patient.


Course Objectives:

Course participants upon completion will be able to:

  • Describe 3 paradigm shifts unique to LSVT BIG treatment.
  • Provide rationale for using a single target of amplitude when working with patients with Parkinson’s disease.
  • Correctly identify at least 3 key principles used in LSVT BIG that drive activity dependent neuroplasticity.
  • Discuss efficacy findings that support use of LSVT BIG for persons with Parkinson’s disease.
  • Provide the rationale for each of the Maximal Daily Exercises.
  • Describe the correct performance techniques of the LSVT Maximal Daily Exercises.
  • Given patient scenarios of patients with Parkinson’s disease with various levels of function, describe how to adapt or progress LSVT BIG treatment.
  • Correctly list 5/5 teaching techniques unique to LSVT protocols.
  • Differentiate between Functional Component Tasks, Hierarchy Tasks, and Carry over tasks.
  • Identify the purposes of Functional Component Tasks, Hierarchy Tasks, and Carryover Tasks.
  • Provide an example of calibration in LSVT BIG.
  • Synthesize data from patient interview, examination, stimulability tests and results of standardized tests to determine if the patient will benefit from LSVT BIG treatment.

LSVT BIG Training and Certification Provides:

  • Two-day Live LSVT BIG Training and Certification course with printed materials.
  • 90-day FREE access to the Online LSVT BIG Training and Certification course to review content after the live course.
  • LSVT BIG Certification upon completion of course and passing exam.
  • LSVT BIG Homework Helper DVD.
  • LSVT BIG Resources Link (downloadable treatment forms, lectures, videos).
  • Listing on the LSVT Global Certified Clinician Database.
  • Access to LSVT BIG discussion forum.
  • Online support from LSVT BIG experts for clinical questions.
  • Access to FREE monthly webinars for LSVT BIG Certified Clinicians on advanced LSVT BIG topics. Webinars are offered Live and On Demand and CEUs are offered. Example topics include:
    • LSVT BIG Open Forum: Insurance Straight Talk
    • Using LSVT BIG to Improve ADLs and Fine Motor function
    • LSVT BIG and Freezing of Gait and Movement


Click here to download course brochure.


Program Content Area: Neurology, Geriatrics
Course Type: Lecture, lab, Q&A, exercise practice and case studies
Instructional Level: Intermediate
Intended Audience: PTs, PTAs, OTs, COTAs
CE Contact Hours: 12.5 CE
Course Approval: IPTA Approval #406-7090

This is a paid advertisement. The IPTA does not endorse nor guarantee the quality of non-IPTA courses, whether approved by the IPTA or through the IDFPR. IPTA approval of a course indicates that the course sponsor has submitted documentation which has met or exceeded at least the minimum requirements set forth in the IPTA standards for approval.

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