Parkinson’s LSVT BIG Program

Parkinson’s Diseaseaffects the way you walk and talk. That’s because the disease changes the way your brain sends signals to your body. You may not even be aware of these changes. They result in movements that are slower and less deliberate. For example, you walk more slowly and take smaller steps.

Since 1987, LSVT* BIG and LOUD rehab programs have been shown to produce significant improvements. Premier Health’s therapists are specifically trained in LSVT BIG and LOUD therapies.

* LSVT = Lee Silverman Voice Training

LSVT BIG Improves Movement

This four-week exercise program can halt the negative changes that happen in your body, and in some instances reverse the changes that have already occurred. Key features include:

  • The program is customized for your specific needs
  • Improvements can be realized no matter the severity of your disease. Although the sooner you begin, the better the potential.
  • Improvements with small tasks like buttoning a shirt
  • Improvements with large tasks like walking or getting up from the couch

Research shows that within three months you’ll enjoy better balance and increased range of motion in your joints, especially your back. Those who have completed LSVT BIG report that the program has:

  • Improved their confidence
  • Helped them better succeed at work and home 

What To Expect

LSVT BIG is a four-week program consisting of 16 one-hour sessions with a BIG therapist. You will have exercises to complete at home after each session. You’re encouraged to incorporate the BIG principles into your daily life. Follow-through and practice are the key to success and an improved quality of life.

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Contact Us

Our rehabilitation team is ready to help you get back to the things that matter most in your life. We offer locations close to you throughout Southwest Ohio, in our hospitals and in outpatient facilities. Check out our list of locations, or call the number of the hospital near you to learn more about rehabilitation services in your area.

Atrium Medical Center: (513) 974-4523(513) 974-4523 (also offers LSVT Loud)
Miami Valley Hospital: (937) 208-4629(937) 208-4629 (also offers LSVT Loud)
Upper Valley Medical Center: (937) 440-4840(937) 440-4840 (also offers LSVT Loud)
Miami Valley Hospital Wright Health: (937) 208-6090 (937) 208-6090
Miami Valley Hospital North: (937) 734-5722
UVMC Sidney Center: (937) 492-0270(937) 492-0270
UVMC Outpatient Care Center North: (937) 440-7355(937) 440-7355
UVMC Outpatient Care Center South: (937) 440-7400(937) 440-7400
Upper Valley Medical Center Sports Medicine/Hyatt Center: (937) 440-7152(937) 440-7152