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Physical Therapy

LSVT Big

Empower is now offering LSVT BIG treatment for individuals suffering from Parkinson’s Disease. LSVT BIG techniques train individuals with PD 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. Research on LSVT BIG has documented improved ratings for people with PD after treatment. Improvements include:

 

  • Faster walking with bigger steps
  • Improved balance
  • Increased trunk rotation
  • Improvements in activities of daily living such as bed mobility and dressing
  • Improved UPDRS Motor Score

LSVT BIG can be adapted or progressed in order to meet each patient’s needs across a range of disease severity and presenting impairments. LSVT BIG treatment consists of:

1.  16 sessions: 4 consecutive days a week for 4 weeks

2.  Individual 1 hour sessions

3.  Daily homework practice

4.  Daily carryover exercises

It is essential these LSVT BIG treatments are delivered by a physical or occupational therapist who is certified in this method.