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LSVT Big®

LSVT Big® is a research-based exercise approach for people with Parkinson’s Disease (PD) and other progressive neurological disorders that impair limb function, gait, balance, and activities of daily living.  Even with optimal medical management (medications/surgery) these deficits cannot be controlled satisfactorily in the vast majority of individuals with PD and have a negative impact on the quality of life.

LSVT Big® differs from other forms of physical therapy in PD in its training of movement amplitude as a single treatment focus. Through high effort and intensive treatment focusing on re-educating normal movements. This results in normal amplitude during gait, movement, and activities of daily living.LSVT Big® is a restorative approach aiming to restore normal movement by recalibrating your mobility and movement through task-driven exercise.

Who Can Benefit From LSVT Big® Program?

LSVT Big® Treatment: Protocol developed specifically to address unique movement impairment of individuals with Parkinson’s Disease (PD) and other progressive neurological disorders.

How Does LSVT Big® Program Work?

  • Trains a single target of amplitude  (bigger movements)
  • Drives intensive and high-effort practice
  • Teaches you the amount of effort required to produce normal movements
  • Translates bigger movements into everyday  activities
  • Empowers you to strive for continued improvement

What Are The Goals of LSVT Big® Program?

Research on LSVT Big® has documented improved motor functioning including:

  • Ease of movement
  • Turn and walk at a more normal speed and step length 
  • (Better speed with bigger steps)
  • Improved balance
  • Increased trunk rotation 
  • Improved performance with tasks of daily living
  • Improvement in quality of life

LSVT Big® has been shown to be effective in early diagnosis to slow the progression of movement difficulties and during mid to late stages to improve function.

What Is The LSVT Big® Treatment Program?

LSVT Big® treatment consists of:

  1. 16 sessions: 4 consecutive days-a-week for 4 weeks
  2. One on One – 1 hour sessions
  3. Intensive and complex treatment to optimize learning and carry over to improve movement and function in everyday life tasks
  4. Daily homework practice
  5. Daily carryover exercises

CPTE has LSVT Big® certified staff ready to help you or others with Parkinson’s Disease and other neurological disorders.  

To schedule a patient or to ask questions, contact us at (603) 880-0448 or visit our web site: www.cpte.net.

Improve the quality of your life and let us help you move BIG, contact us Center for Physical Therapy and Exercise and begin your LSVT Big® program to help you feel better, move better and function better.