Parkinson’s LSVT LOUD Program

Parkinson’s Disease affects 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.
  • Softer speech. Your family and co-workers may struggle to hear you.

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 LOUD Improves Speech

Although you may not realize it, your co-workers and family may think your voice is getting softer and more difficult to hear. The four-week LSVT LOUD program can significantly help. Using proven, easy-to-do exercises, it can:

  • Improve the strength of your voice
  • Improve the consistency of your voice instead of going from soft to loud to soft
  • Help you recognize when you need to adjust your tone so others can understand you
  • Improve swallowing
  • Improve facial expression

Those who have completed LSVT LOUD report that the program has:

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

What To Expect

LSVT LOUD is a four-week program consisting of 16 one-hour sessions with a LOUD therapist. You will have exercises to complete at home after each session. You’re encouraged to incorporate the LOUD 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