LSVT BIG for Parkinson's Disease
Research on LSVT BIG has documented improved ratings on tests of motor functioning in people with Parkinson's Disease following treatment.
- Faster walking with bigger steps
- Improved balance
- Improved trunk rotation
LSVT BIG is a standardized treatment protocol. LSVT BIG treatment consists of:
- 16 sessions: 4 consecutive days a week for 4 weeks
- Individual 1-hour sessions
- Daily homework practice
- Daily carryover exercises
It is essential that LSVT BIG treatments are delivered by physical and occupational therapists who are certified in this method.
Mona Kalra, Erin Pelletier & Amara Wong, registered physiotherapists of MapleCare Physiotherapy Clinic & Neuro Rehab Centre, are certified practitioner of "LSVT BIG" Exercise Program.
LSVT BIG is a research-based exercise approach developed from principles of the effective Physiotherapy For Parkinson's specific speech treatment LSVT LOUD™
The LSVT Programs have been developed and scientifically researched over the past 20 years.