People living with Parkinson’s often experience decreased vocal audibility, tremors, etc. The good news is, people at any stage of Parkinson’s disease can benefit from the intense rehabilitation of the LSVT BIG™ and LSVT LOUD™ program.
LSVT BIG™ Therapy is a research-based exercise approach developed from principles of the effective Parkinson’s specific speech treatment LSVT LOUD™. Documented improvements with balance, trunk rotation, gait and quality of life have been made following treatment, from people with Parkinson’s disease. These changes also help improve leisure time activities, as well as, self-care abilities, such as getting dressed, showering and grooming.
LSVT LOUD™ Therapy is an effective treatment that addresses vocal loudness and quality for individuals with Parkinson’s disease and other neurological conditions. By stimulating the muscles of the voice box and using a systematic hierarchy of exercises, patients are trained to bring their voice to an improved, healthy vocal loudness with no strain. These changes can also help increase self-confidence by improving communication in social, work and family settings.
LSVT BIG™ & LSVT LOUD™ are both comprised of standardized treatment protocols that will help patients establish a life-long habit of BIG & LOUD practice. It is traditionally an outpatient based therapy program.
LSVT BIG™ techniques train individuals with Parkinson’s disease and other neurological conditions to use bigger movements in daily living activities. This empowers individuals with the potential they have to keep moving and stay active.
LSVT LOUD™ has been proven successful with individuals in all stages of Parkinson’s disease. It has also shown to be successful in other neurological conditions such as multiple sclerosis, Downs syndrome and cerebral palsy.
The LSVT BIG™ & LSVT LOUD™ treatments are delivered by therapists who are certified in these methods.