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Online LSVT BIG Training and Certification Course (Self Study)
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When: Self Study (approved for 12/1/18 - 12/1/19)
Where: Sponsor: LSVT Global, Inc
Self Study
United States
Contact: Pete Vasquez, Admin Assistant

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Course Description:

The Online LSVT BIG Training and Certification Workshop trains 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 and marketing considerations will be covered. Teaching techniques include pre-recorded lecture, 99 video demonstrations, 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. Knowledge review questions after each module and scheduled practice times ensure the highest levels of learning.

The Online LSVT BIG Certification Renewal Course provides the most current advances and research related to LSVT BIG and satisfies the LSVT BIG Certification Renewal requirements. Given that the success and efficacy of LSVT BIG is based on strict adherence to the treatment protocol, it is important that all LSVT BIG Certified Clinicians keep their treatment skills up to date with any new scientific advances every two years.

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LSVT BIG Training and Certification Workshop Learning Objectives:

  • 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 Carryover 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.

Course Date(s) & Location(s): Online, On-demand


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Program Content Area:
Course Type: self study
Instructional Level: Advanced
Intended Audience: PT, PTA, OTs, COTAs
CE Contact Hours: 2.5
Course Approval: IPTA Approval #406-7385 (approval period: 12/1/2018-12/1/2019)


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