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Course Title: LSVT BIG Training and Certification

Presenters: Heather J. Cianci, PT, MS, GCS
Tamara Hefferon, PT, DPT
Kathleen Salik, PT, CCCE

Sponsor: LSVT

CCU's: 12

Date & Time: Friday, November 1, 9am-5pm
Saturday, November 2, 8am-3pm

Location: Baylor Scott & White Medical Center at Irving
Medical Office Building II
2021 North MacArthur Blvd.
Irving, TX 75061

Course Description:

The LSVT BIG Training and Certification Course is a two-day program designed to train physical and occupational therapy professionals and students in an evidence-based, intensive treatment program for individuals with Parkinson disease. The fundamental treatment principles and rationale, key treatment elements, efficacy data supporting treatment outcomes, details of treatment tasks, and practice delivery will be covered. Teaching techniques include lecture, demonstration, videos, 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.

At the conclusion of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Describe three paradigm shifts unique to LSVT BIG treatment.
  • Provide rationale for using a single target of amplitude when working with patients with Parkinson disease.
  • Correctly identify at least three key principles used in LSVT BIG that drive activity dependent neuroplasticity.
  • Discuss efficacy findings that support use of LSVT BIG for persons with Parkinson 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 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 of the patient will benefit from LSVT BIG treatment.

Registration Information: Professionals $580, Students $300, Previously Certified Clinicians $200

Register at or email [email protected] for more information.

Posted on July 25, 2019


Course Title: 473 Hip and Knee: Advancements in Joint Replacement - The Most Up to Date Evidence Available

Presenter: Sarah R. Stillings, MA, PT, MPT, CHT


CCUs: 10

Date & Time: Home Study - available 365 days a year

Course Description: 

This course provides physical therapy and occupational therapy professionals with a thorough overview of current approaches in hip and knee arthroplasty and the factors involved with managing these patients. The course examines relevant anatomy and pathophysiology, presents current concepts and recent advancements in joint replacement practice, and describes the main surgical approaches used. Prognosis and complications for the post-arthroplasty patient are presented. Traditional and rapid-recovery therapy intervention parameters are discussed, with the aim of maximizing the patient’s functional outcomes. Therapist Tips and case study discussions help focus the clinician’s application of the material. This course will be immediately useful in clinical practice for therapists and therapy assistants who work with hip and knee replacement patients at any stage of their recovery.

After completing this course, participants will be able to:

  • Identify relevant anatomical features of the hip and knee regions and the pathophysiology of osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis
  • Recall the prevalence of osteoarthritis in the U.S.
  • Recall the history of hip and knee joint arthroplasties
  • Identify recent advancements in the construction and use of joint replacement components
  • Differentiate the main standard and minimally invasive surgical approaches used for hip and knee total joint arthroplasties, including computer-assisted surgery, and recall their advantages and disadvantage
  • Define elements of the healing sequence and identify possible complications after joint replacement
  • Recall traditional post-operative hip restrictions and precautions specific to various surgical approaches
  • Identify and apply in case studies conventional and rapid-recovery therapy interventions for patients with these joint replacements at various stages of recovery
  • Recall appropriate therapeutic interventions to specific case studies
  • Recall comprehensive treatment approaches to help patients who are status post hip and knee replacement in order to regain function.

Registration Information: (Available by mail, email or online) or call (866) 257-1074 (9-5 M-F)

Posted on June 27, 2019