LSVT Big St Johns, MI

LSVT Big

Did you know that Parkinson’s affects 1/100 people over the age of 60? In the United States, 60,000 new cases will be diagnosed. Many individuals can experience lesser-known symptoms like depression, apathy, fatigue, and dementia. Both genetics and environment can be a cause of this disease. Today’s best Parkinson’s drug was discovered in 1967 (Lyndon B Johnson was president and Neil Armstrong had not yet walked on the moon). It’s no surprise that other options are required to assist you, or possibly one of your loved ones, reduce these symptoms. Physical therapy can help. Our experienced physical therapist has the skills needed to provide safe, effective and non-invasive treatment for patients of all ages. Contact us today to learn more about the benefits of physical therapy for neurological impairments.

What is LSVT-BIG?

Research on LSVT BIG has documented improved ratings on tests of motor functioning in people with Parkinson disease following treatment including:

  • Faster walking with bigger steps
  • Improved balance
  • Increased trunk rotation
  • Improvements in activities of daily living such as bed mobility
  • Improved UPDRS Motor Score

Treatment is customized to the unique goals of each patient including both gross and fine motor skills. LSVT BIG can be adapted or progressed in order to meet each patient’s needs across a range of disease severity and presenting impairments. Want to learn more about the benefits of physical therapy for Parkinson’s and other neurological impairments? Contact Us Today at St Johns, MI Center for more information and be sure to schedule an initial consultation.