LSVT BIG®: For Parkinson’s Disease – Sarasota Florida

LSVT BIG for Parkinson’s

Parkinson’s is a condition that affects the brain and causes problems with movement and speech. Movements become smaller and more challenging. It may take longer, for example, for a patient to put on his/her coat or shoes.

LSVT BIG is proven therapy that helps patients to have bigger movements, better balance, walking, and can reduce time to task completion. It has been shown to increase the patient’s quality of life and decrease or even stop disease symptoms.

LSVT therapy is done through a series of specific, repetitive exercises which help the patient’s brain to form new neural connections and adaptations. The patient can then face daily life with more confidence and security.

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Four Common Symptoms of PD

  • Tremors
  • Limb and trunk stiffness
  • Bradykinesia (the slowing of movements)
  • Weak balance or coordination

 

PD symptoms will get worse over time and cause difficulty with everyday movements.

LSVT BIG helps patients learn how to use their bodies more normally through exercises that involve large and exaggerated movement patterns. Larger movements help patients move better, with more confidence and safety. These larger movements may feel odd at first, but research shows that these bigger movements can help with things like balance, bigger steps and arm swings, and getting up from a chair or bed. It can also help with writing, buttoning a shirt, and other small movements. 

LSVT BIG treatments continue for at least a month and include daily exercises. Even after the initial month, you will continue to have care with periodic check-ins with your therapist. He/she will provide feedback and motivation to make sure that you’re continually reaching your goals.

You can start LSVT BIG at any time, it’s never too late, but beginning treatment before you experience more severe symptoms is ideal; It often means that you can slow or stop the progression of symptoms while you’re still moving almost normally anyway. That being said, even people who are dealing with more severe physical difficulties can still produce significant improvements with LSVT BIG. Don’t wait, start today!

LSVT BIG can only be given by an LSVT BIG Certified Therapist. It is tailored to each person and their own abilities. It helps people recognize when their movements have changed (they’re smaller or slower than they realize) and gives them the skills to improve them.

LSVT BIG only works when you do. You can’t do it half-way and expect tremendous results. With hard work and determination, you can be more confident and enjoy a more active, independent life.  

LSVT BIG exercises for help with Parkinson’s are tools in your toolbox for years to come! Give us a call today to get started on your BIG journey! You may also want to check out our PWR Moves  program for Parkinson’s therapy. 

Contact Us Today!

Get the personalized care you deserve in our Sarasota clinic. Functional Transformation Clinic has licensed and specially trained therapists here to improve your mobility and quality of life. Please contact us directly with any questions, comments, or scheduling inquiries you may have.

We are located in the Live Oak Office Center

941-371-1185 
2201 Cantu Ct. Suite 109
Sarasota, Fl. 34232

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