One of the ways we help those with Parkinson’s disease is through a specialized program called LSVT BIG. The Lee Silverman Voice Training (LSVT) BIG therapy program is an exercise approach developed from 20 years of research. The BIG program is an adaptation for muscular disorders of the clinically proven LSVT LOUD method, which was developed in 1987 to help those with Parkinson’s disease.
BIG has shown documented improvements in balance, trunk rotation and faster walking with bigger steps. The program trains you to make bigger body movements, which leads to improvements in the quality and speed of movement, balance and quality of life. We do a modified version of the program that uses many repetitions of movements used in daily living with varying complexity and intensity to improve your life.
Call your doctor for a referral if you think you or a family member may benefit from this program.