Parkinson’s Specific Exercise Program (LSVT BIG)

LSVT BIG is an intensive, amplitude focused physical and occupational therapy approach developed from principles of the effective Parkinson’s specific speech treatment LSVT LOUD. LSVT BIG trains people with Parkinson disease (PD) to use their body more normally since people living with PD or other neurological conditions often move differently, with gestures and actions that become smaller and slower. Because LSVT BIG treatment is customized to each person’s specific needs and goals, it can help regardless of the stage or severity of your condition. The program has been shown to improve ratings on test of motor functioning in people with PD including: faster walking with bigger steps, improved balance, increased trunk rotation, and improvements is ADLS and bed mobility.