Parkinson’s LSVT BIG
LSVT BIG began to assist patients with a diagnosis of Parkinson’s to help them with increasing the amplitude (Bigness) of their limbs and body movements. LSVT improves trunk movement, gait quality including speed and step length, balance, and overall quality of life. If you have flat affect, poor posture, slow/small movements, shuffling feet causing smaller steps, small handwriting, difficulty with tasks that once seemed effortless, freezing or falling episodes, LSVT BIG is here.
The treatment sessions are based on specificity including the amplitude of movements (bigness of the movement) to retrain movements that are difficult for the patient to complete. The intensity of the program is 16 1-hour individual sessions, 4 days per week for 4 weeks with daily homework and carryover tasks. These sessions are specifically tailored for the patient and is meant to be challenging in order to progress to higher skill levels to continue using these activities in your everyday life.
The number one treatment for Parkinson’s patients to slow the symptom progression is to EXERCISE! Early intervention is key.
LSVT BIG is Available in our Hamilton office only