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Parkinson Rehabilitation – LSVT BIG

Parkinson Rehabilitation – LSVT BIG

Physical Therapy

Parkinson Rehabilitation – LSVT BIG

LSVT BIG is a specialized form of physical therapy that focuses on improving movement and function in individuals with Parkinson’s disease and other neurological conditions. This therapy program is designed to address the specific movement impairments commonly seen in these patients, such as reduced amplitude and slowness of movement. LSVT BIG stands for Lee Silverman Voice Treatment BIG, named after the program’s founders.

LSVT BIG utilizes a high-intensity, repetitive approach to target the underlying motor impairments and improve overall movement quality. The therapy sessions typically consist of one-on-one sessions with a trained therapist and are conducted over four consecutive weeks. During these sessions, patients are guided through a series of exercises and functional activities that aim to improve their balance, strength, coordination, and overall mobility.

The exercises in LSVT BIG are specifically designed to promote the use of larger movements and increased effort to counteract the effects of the disease on movement. An SMC physical therapist will work closely with the patient to ensure they perform the exercises correctly and at the appropriate intensity. The ultimate goal of LSVT BIG is to help patients regain their ability to perform daily activities with greater ease and confidence.

The Benefits of LSVT BIG

LSVT BIG offers a wide range of benefits for individuals with movement disorders. By addressing the underlying motor impairments, it can have a significant impact on daily life. Here are some of the key benefits of LSVT BIG:

1. Improved mobility: LSVT BIG focuses on enhancing movements such as walking, reaching, and standing, leading to improved mobility and independence. Individuals often experience increased speed, balance, and coordination, allowing them to perform daily activities more easily.

2. Increased confidence: Movement disorders can often cause individuals to feel self-conscious or unsure of their abilities. LSVT BIG helps build confidence by improving movements and providing individuals with skills and strategies to overcome challenges. This newfound confidence can positively impact social interactions and overall quality of life.

3. Enhanced quality of life: LSVT BIG can significantly improve the overall quality of life for individuals with movement disorders. By regaining control over their movements, individuals can participate more fully in activities they enjoy, maintain independence, and experience greater well-being.

In addition to the in-person therapy sessions, LSVT BIG also includes a home exercise program that patients are encouraged to follow. This program consists of exercises that can be done independently at home to reinforce the gains made during therapy. A trained SMC Physicians therapist will provide guidance on how often and how long these exercises should be performed.

LSVT BIG can be a game-changer for individuals living with Parkinson’s disease and other movement disorders, offering a path to regained freedom of movement and improved quality of life.

To schedule an appointment with our Physical Therapy team, to improve movement and function from Parkinson’s disease or other neurological conditions, please contact SMC Physicians today for your visit.

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3860 Bayshore Rd, North Cape May, NJ 08204

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