What is Parkinson’s Disease?
Parkinson’s Disease 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, your coordination and your posture. These changes can diminish your confidence, reduce your quality of life, impair your safety with common tasks and increase your risk of falling.
What is LSVT BIG?
LSVT BIG is a specialized treatment protocol for patients with Parkinson’s Disease and other Parkinsonian-like neurological disorders. The program consists of special exercises to treat symptoms of Parkinson’s Disease, training in functional skills meaningful to you, and homework to help boost your treatment progress.
LSVT BIG is composed of one hour sessions occurring:
- A minimum of 4 weeks
- 4 consecutive days per week
Why LSVT BIG at FYZICAL Shady Grove?
Patients with Parkinson’s Disease are 2x more likely to fall than the general older adult population. At FYZICAL Shady Grove, we have experienced fall prevention physical therapists and specialized safety harness systems to keep you safe while challenging your balance throughout the LSVT BIG program.
Our LSVT BIG Certified Physical Therapists would love the opportunity to share more information with you! If you have been recently diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease, the earlier you start treatment, the better the improvements! However, it is never too late to start LSVT BIG to help improve your mobility and overall quality of life!
For more information about LSVT BIG, visit our website at fyzicalshadygrove.wixsite/mysite or lsvtglobal.com