Parkinson’s Rehabilitation Program
Performance Therapy Services utilizes the LSVT BIG & LOUD™ Program to treat individuals with Parkinson’s disease and other neurological conditions.
Our Speech, Physical, and Occupational Therapists help you improve function and slow motor deterioration by retraining sensory, motor and cognitive functions, to help you maintain your quality of life.
LSVT BIG™ is delivered by a specially trained physical therapist. Participants are encouraged to perform a variety of BIG movements with BIG effort in a series of specifically designed exercises.
LSVT Big™ is an exercise treatment for people with Parkinson’s disease who typically have slow and small movements. They may also shuffle when they walk and have problems with balance.
LSVT Big™ aims to improve their ability to make bigger movements which can lead to:
- Better balance
- Faster walking with bigger steps
- Improved quality of life
- Increased trunk rotation
- Sustained improvements in movements
LSVT Loud™ is a speech therapy program designed specifically for individuals with Parkinson’s disease or other neurological conditions.
Nearly every person with Parkinson’s disease develops speech problems that progress with the disease, including:
- Hoarse voice
- Monotone speech
- Mumbled speech
- Soft voice
The most effective way to improve speech is through speech therapy. LSVT Loud™ improves vocal loudness, speech intelligibility, increased facial expression, and improves confidence.