Parkinsons (Lsvt Big)

Parkinsons (LSVT Big)

What is LSVT®?

  • A research-based exercise approach developed from principals of the effective Parkinson’s Disease (PD) specific speech treatment LSVT LOUD
  • Developed and scientifically researched over the past 20 years
  • Research has documented improved ratings on tests of motor functioning in people with PD following treatment
  • Train individuals with PD and other neurological conditions to use bigger movements anywhere, anytime in daily life, empowering individuals with the potential to keep moving and stay active

LSVT® BIG Improvements Include:

  • Faster walking with bigger steps
  • Improved balance
  • Increased trunk rotation

LSVT® BIG Standardized Treatment Protocol

  • 16 sessions: 4 consecutive days/week for 4 weeks
  • Individual 1 hour sessions
  • Daily homework practice
  • Daily carryover exercises
  • Early intervention produces the BIGGEST gains—LSVT® BIG treatment begins at diagnosis

What to expect during LSVT®:

  • Trains a single target of amplitude
  • Drives intensive and high-effort practice
  • Teaches the amount of effort required to produce normal movements
  • Translates bigger movements into real-world, everyday activities
  • Empowers people with PD with their potential to improve

LSVT®BIG and STAR Physical Therapy

It is essential that LSVT® BIG treatments are delivered by a certified Physical Therapist or Occupational Therapist. STAR Physical Therapy has 2 certified therapists ready to help you live your best life!
DON’T WAIT until you begin to experience disability, impaired function or loss of balance to start exercise-based physical therapy! Early intervention provides the Biggest gains.

Since PT is a medically based profession, these services are covered by most medical insurance plans with limited out of pocket costs. For those without insurance, we will create a personalized program for as little as $50 a month!