The LSVT (Lee Silverman Voice Treatment) BIG program is designed to help “recalibrate”the brain. As Parkinson’s Disease progresses, you may notice movements become slower, smaller, and misdirected. Shuffling and freezing while walking will become more obvious. The BIG program teaches you how and when to make BIG movements to match those around you.
Big Treatment consists of 16 one on one sessions (4x/week for 4 weeks) customized to your specific needs and goals. Because the program is tailored to you, it can help at any stage or severity of Parkinson’s Disease . Whether it be buttoning a shirt or standing up from the couch, your Physical Therapist will work with you to provide effective and meaningful strategies to help your brain relearn these tasks.
Once you complete the BIG program , it doesn’t end there. BIG is a life-long journey. Use your bigger movements all day, every day at home, work and play. The BIG program provides you with daily exercises and the ability to see your therapist for “tune-up” sessions. Don’t stop at just doing your BIG exercises. Keep doing them daily and find other physical activities you enjoy!