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Physical Therapy

Parkinson Disease (PD): LSVT BIG Program

Parkinson Disease (PD) is a progressive nervous system disorder that affects movement.  UMC offers the LSVT BIG Program to assist people with PD.

This training is designed for people with PD and/or people with neurological conditions. The LSVT BIG Program is an intensive amplitude-based exercise program for the limb motor system. A re-education of the sensorimotor system. The goal for this program is for patients to use their bigger movements automatically in everyday living with a long term carry over of increased amplitude use.

The LSVT BIG Program is a standardized yet individualized program consisting of 16 sessions: 4 consecutive days a week for 4 weeks.  Sessions are 1 hour in duration. Participants are encouraged and expected to complete daily homework practice and carryover exercises. Following the initial LSVT BIG Program, tune-ups are offered every 3-6 months following to ensure continuity of care.

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