Parkinson's disease (PD) is caused by a reduction of a hormone called dopamine in the brain. It causes movements to become smaller and slower than normal. It also affects the way you walk, your balance, coordination and posture. These changes can diminish your confidence, reduce your quality of life, and impair your safety with common tasks and increase your risk of falling.
What is ?
LSVT BIG is a specialized treatment protocol consisting of 16 individual 1-hour sessions, with an LSVT BIG Certified physical therapist. The treatment program is carried out 4 consecutive days a week for 4 weeks. The program consists of special exercises to treat PD symptoms, training in functional skills meaningful to you, and daily home work to boost your treatment progress.
When should I start ?
The earlier the better, but it is never too late to improve your function. If you have been diagnosed with Parkinson's disease, ask your doctor about LSVT BIG therapy or call our office at 240-361-9000 to speak to one of our LSVT BIG Certified physical therapists to determine if LSVT BIG could be right for you or to schedule your initial evaluation.