LSVT BIG is a physical therapy and occupational therapy program developed to improve physical abilities for those individuals with Parkinson’s disease and Parkinson’s-like diagnoses. The LSVT BIG program was developed specifically to address the unique movement impairments for people with Parkinson’s Disease. After treatment, individuals will notice an improvement in the ability to walk faster and with bigger steps, balance, and in activities of daily living.
The LSVT BIG program is individualized to meet each person’s specific needs, consisting of a total of 16 one-on-one sessions over the course of four weeks, with activities performed daily at home and carryover exercises to maximize outcomes. Our goal is to empower individuals with the potential to improve.
The LSVT BIG program is based on the founding principles of LSVT LOUD, which has been shown to improve vocal loudness, intonation, and voice quality nearly two years after treatment.
A referral for physical therapy, occupational therapy, or speech therapy is required. The referral needs to include the diagnosis and specify Evaluate and Treat for LSVT BIG and LSVT LOUD with PT/OT/Speech Services. The referral can be faxed to Rehabilitation Services at (603) 330-8949.