Parkinson’s and LSVT BIG as a Treatment

Des Moines, IA US
November 10, 2015

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Target Audience

IPTA Southwest District members, physical therapists, physical therapy assistants, physicians, and students.


6:30 pmInformal Social Gathering
7 pm

Continuing Education Session: Parkinson’s and LSVT BIG as a Treatment

  • Understand the theoretical concepts of LSVT BIG. 
  • Compare the difference between traditional Parkinson’s Disease Treatment and LSVT BIG. 
  • Identify the rationale for the LSVT BIG protocol. 
8 pm

IPTA Southwest District Meeting

Call for agenda items: If you have an item you'd like to add to the IPTA Business Meeting agenda, please email them to Traci Bush, DPT at

9 pmAdjourn


Gail McGaughy, PT, C/NDT, CLT
Gail has specialized in adult neuro rehab since receiving her master’s  degree in physical therapy from St. Ambrose University in 1998. Gail spent two years at Genesis Medical Center in Davenport, Iowa, in inpatient rehab and hospital-based transitional skilled care, followed by 10 years at Aurora St. Luke’s Medical Center in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, with a strict focus on inpatient rehabilitation. Gail returned to Genesis Medical Center for two years and finally landed at On With Life, Outpatient Neuro Rehab in Ankeny, Iowa. Gail was certified in NDT for adult hemiplegia in 2002, followed by NDT advanced gait in 2004.  Gail has taught various courses on Gait and Treatment of Stroke in Wisconsin. Gail was certified in lymphatic treatment in 2009 and LSVT BIG for Parkinson’s in 2011.Along with colleagues, Gail and On With Life have created LSVT BIG program for Parkinson’s Disease in the Des Moines area in October of 2013.

Tammy Miller, COTA/L, BS, CBIS, CCM
Currently entering her 18th year as a Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant, she has had the opportunity over the years to work within a multitude of practice areas that have included brain injury, geriatrics, pediatrics, home health, long term care, outpatient, and mental health. She has additional certifications as a Certified Brain Injury Specialist and Certified Case Manager.  For the past 12 years she has been working at On With Life in Ankeny with sole focus on Brain Injury Rehabilitation.  While at On With Life she has had the opportunity to work in the inpatient rehabilitation program as a certified occupational therapy assistant and in the case management department as the admission coordinator and is currently heading the outpatient program as the outpatient office manager.  

Continuing Education Credit

  • DO: Des Moines University (DMU) is accredited by the American Osteopathic Association and approves this live activity for 1.0 Category 2-A CME credit(s).
  • MD: This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Iowa Medical Society (IMS). Des Moines University (DMU) is accredited by the IMS to provide continuing medical education for physicians. DMU designates this live activity for 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
  • Other Professionals: This live activity is designated for 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits
  • 1.00 AOA Category 2­A
  • 1.00 CE Contact Hour(s)
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
11/10/2015 - 7:00pm CST
Event ends: 
11/10/2015 - 9:00pm CST
Des Moines University
3200 Grand Avenue
Academic Center Lecture Hall 2
Des Moines, IA 50312
United States

Available Credit

  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits
  • 1.00 AOA Category 2­A
  • 1.00 CE Contact Hour(s)


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