Parkinson Rehabilitation & PT Clinic in Michigan.
LSVT BIG is an intensive therapeutic exercise program developed for people with Parkinson Disease and other Neurological conditions. Treatments target the production of larger amplitude whole body functional movements while retraining the sensory awareness of the effort required for normal movements. The “LSVT BIG” approach will teach patients how to avoid inactivity and keep movements alive during everyday activities to help improve their quality of life.
LSVT BIG is a research-based exercise approach developed from principles of the effective Parkinson specific speech treatment LSVT LOUD. LOUD is backed by 15 years of research funded by the NIH. These same principles of enhancing larger amplitude are being applied to the whole body with BIG. Initial studies by the NIH have shown BIG to enhance whole body functional movements for up to three months (post-intervention) that include:
Faster walking with bigger steps. Better balance. Increased trunk rotation.
These enhancements can be maintained with a daily home exercise program and periodic “tune-ups” to sustain motivation and increase community participation. Even though medications are very effective early on to alleviate most of the symptoms of PD, scientific research suggests that exercise should NOT be delayed until the onset of impaired function or loss of balance.
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5 Physical Therapy & Rehab Clinics in Michigan:
- Rochester Hills: 130 Hampton Circle, Suite 150, Rochester Hills MI. 48307
- Roseville: 25509 Kelly Rd, Suite B, Roseville MI. 48066
- Hazel Park: 23411 John Rd, Hazel Park MI. 48030
- Dearborn: Prime Rehabilitation – 4953 Schafer Rd, Dearborn MI. 48126
- Oak Park: 15400 Lincoln Street, Oak Park, MI. 48237
- Serving all of Oakland, Macomb and Wayne Counties.