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LSVT BIG Therapy

LSVT BIG therapy is an evidenced-based program for individuals with Parkinson’s disease and parkinsonism. The program uses an intensive protocol requiring participation in at least 16 individual therapy sessions over 4 weeks. In addition to completing standardized exercises, the protocol also incorporates practice of various patient-driven functional tasks. Patients receive training on the application of techniques that drive increased amplitude and force production to facilitate more effective movements for improved independence during daily activities at home and/or work.

Examples of specific tasks that program participants have chosen to work on include:

  • Bed mobility
  • Retrieving items from purse or pocket
  • Standing up from a chair or couch
  • Transferring in/out of a car
  • Writing
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