LSVT

LSVT BIG = BIG Exercise

Research suggests that you should not wait until you begin to experience disability, impaired function or loss of balance to start exercise-based physical and occupational therapy.

LSVT BIG techniques train individuals with Parkinson’s Disease and other neurological conditions to use bigger movements anywhere, anytime in daily living. This empowers individuals with the potential they have to keep moving and stay active.

It is essential that LSVT BIG treatments are delivered by physical or occupational therapists who are certified in this method. Eleanor Hagan of Body in Balance Physical Therapy and Fitness Center is one of these certified clinicians.

LSVT BIG is a research-based exercise approach developed from principles of the effective Parkinson’s specific speech treatment LSVT LOUD

The LSVT Programs have been developed and scientifically researched over the past 20 years with funding from the National Institutes of Health.

Research on LSVT BIG has documented improved ratings on tests of motor functioning in people with PD following treatment. Improvements include faster walking with bigger steps, improved balance and increased trunk rotation.

LSVT BIG is a standardized treatment protocol. It consists of 16 sessions on four consecutive days a week for four weeks, individual one hour sessions, daily homework practice and daily carryover exercises.

Call 609-365-8499 for more details.