LSVT BIG is a research-based exercise approach designed specifically for Parkinson’s patients, and administered by certified LSVT BIG clinicians. Elite physical therapy is fortunate to have two certified LSVT BIG practitioners on our staff. This approach to treatment involves the concept of neuroplasticity, or the brain’s ability to reorganize itself. Patients are shown specific exercises that involve large amplitude, exaggerated movement patterns, leading to larger, smoother more functional and safe movement patterns.
Treatments delivered by LSVT-certified clinicians consist of the following:
- Four LSVT-BIG sessions a week, for four consecutive weeks
- Sessions are individual one-hour treatment sessions
- Daily homework practice (all 30 days of the month)
- Daily carryover assignments (all 30 days of the month)
The goal of all of this work is that patients will learn to use their “big movements” automatically, in everyday living. By maintaining larger movements, patients will move better, with more confidence and safety. LSVT can help improve the quality of life and potentially reduce the burden of care for people with Parkinson’s Disease.
Contact Elite Physical Therapy & Fitness today to learn more about our skilled physical therapy specialty programs in Hardinsburg or Beaver Dam, KY.