What is LSVT and how can it help you or a loved one?

Hi there,

I can’t believe May is right around the corner!  Man does time fly!  I was just telling my kids yesterday that they only had a few weeks of school left and I was in shock that the school year is already coming to an end!

Anyway, I just wanted to give you a little education on what LSVT is because we now have 2 awesome Physical Therapist that are certified in LSVT.  They will be hosting an educational seminar on June 12th at noon for those that are interested, so go ahead and mark your calendars!  While this program is designed mainly for Parkison’s, it’s great for those with balance issues and shuffling gait!

Check out this video to see the results that you or a loved one could potentially get from going through this program!  It’s amazing!  If you are interested in learning more, keep reading after watching the video!

LSVT BIG trains people with Parkinson disease (PD) to use their body more normally.   LSVT BIG treatment is customized to each person’s specific needs and goals.   It can help improve function and potentially slow further symptom progression. Beginning your work with LSVT BIG before you’ve noticed significant problems with balance, mobility or posture will often lead to the best results, but it’s never too late to start. LSVT BIG can produce significant improvements even for people facing considerable physical difficulties.

With exercises involving the whole-body — personalized for each person but all built around “Think BIG!” as a guiding principle — LSVT BIG reteaches you how normal movement should feel. Often these movements seem strange at first — too big, even though they’re comparable to those of people all around you. Over time, you learn to recognize these larger movements as normal.

Specifically, research shows that LSVT BIG treatment can lead to faster walking with bigger steps and arm swings, better balance and more ability to twist at the waist. Clinicians also report that LSVT BIG often helps people with buttoning their clothes, writing and other smaller-movement (“small motor”) tasks, as well large (“large motor”) movements like dressing, getting up from a seat and getting into bed.

If you are interested to know if you or a loved one would benefit from this program, please reach out and we’d be happy to offer a free consulation with Ashlee or Angelle!  985-871-7878

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