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Big and Loud Program puts the ‘LOUD’ in treating patients with Parkinson’s

Find LSVT CliniciansView Courses & Products Parkinson’s Disease doesn’t just affect a person’s body, but it can affect their confidence. That’s why therapists at Sanford are meeting with patients at the Wellness Center in Mandan to help. There have been more than 25 years of research and studies proving the LSVT Big and Loud treatment is helping people with Parkinson’s. ‘Big and Loud’ combines speech therapy and physical therapy to help people with Parkinson’s communicate and move more easily. The ‘Big’ side focuses on helping patients move faster and taking bigger steps. The ‘Loud’ side helps more with voice and speech, which makes this program unique from other Parkinson’s programs. Each patient attends classes four times a week, for four weeks. KX News got to sit in on one of the sessions to see just how powerful the program is.Continue Reading

Parkinson’s Patients Get BIG and LOUD in Therapy

 Find LSVT ClinicianView Courses & Products DES MOINES, Iowa -- Gene Motter was 48 years old when he was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease. “I was [an] early onset patient and I'm now 60. So for 12 years I’ve had it,” Motter said. In those 12 years, he has struggled with some everyday tasks. “Parkinson’s, you have a hard time putting on your shoes and socks at times,” Motter said. That's when Motter decided he had enough. “I was kind of at my wits end,” Motter said. “I mean, medication only takes you so far with this. You just keep taking medicine, taking medicine but it doesn't always make it better. [But] these girls really made it better.” The girls Motter is referring to are a part of UnityPoint Health’s LSVT BIG and LOUD program. “Big, literally meaning big movement,” Esada Mujcic, UnityPoint Health Occupational Therapist said. “For the loud portion what we are working on is getting their voice not only louder, but to have better clarity,” Katelyn Goettsch, UnityPoint Health Speech Pathologist said. The physical therapy is filled with a wide range of repetitive activities to help not only improve function but also slow motor deterioration. “You think, ‘whatContinue Reading

Jackie’s Journey with LSVT BIG

Find LSVT CliniciansView Courses & Products Physiologic Hythe- We’re very fortunate to work in the industry that we do - we meet amazing people, courageous people and people that inspire us every day. Jackie was just one of these people and with her permission we just wanted to share a little bit of her story with you.Continue Reading

Inova Alexandria Rehab Dept: Ballroom Dancing with Mr. Z.

Find LSVT CliniciansView Courses & Products Learn more about Inova Alexandria Hospital's Rehabilitation department: In honor of Parkinson's Disease Awareness Month, we want to thank Mr. Z., age 93, and his dance partner for showing off their ballroom dancing skills at Inova Alexandria Hospital's Rehabilitation department! As part of LSVT BIG, a program specifically designed for patients with Parkinson's Disease to retrain movement and mobility for greater success in daily activities our team members work Mr. Z and his dance partner worked to increase their safety and participation while ballroom dancing. Like Inova on Facebook: Follow @InovaHealth on Twitter: Follow @InovaHealth on Instagram:   Music in this video Learn more Listen ad-free with YouTube Premium Song Bluebird (Slow Waltz (29 T/M)) Artist Vio Friedmann Album The Most Beautiful Songs For Dancing - Platinum Licensed to YouTube by Rebeat Digital GmbH (on behalf of Spectre); Sony ATV Publishing, and 1 Music Rights Societies Video Credit: Inova Health SystemContinue Reading

LSVT BIG for Parkinson’s Disease

Spooner Physical Therapy’s response to LSVT BIG for Parkinson’s Disease 

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Healthbeat 4: Treating Parkinson’s Disease with BIG therapy

Find LSVT CliniciansView Courses & Products SIOUX CITY (KTIV) — “When I first got diagnosed I had a little bit of shaking .. and I guess that’s the first sign of Parkinson’s.” Terry Fetterman was diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease more than a decade ago. He had been treating his symptoms with medication until his doctor suggested his try out MercyOne Siouxland’s LSVT BIG program. “BIG helps with movement so they can not only have better balance and better walking but also make it easier to do daily tasks like put their coat on, tasks around the house or get dressed,” said Marty Walsh, physical therapist at MercyOne Siouxland, “With Parkinson’s, it affects more than the motor nerves it also affects your sensory nerves. Through the BIG program, therapists teach patients to overcompensate motions in order to recalibrate their brain to relearn the movement patterns. Another component of the BIG program is occupational therapy. That’s where Parkinson’s patients focus on fine motor tasks to improve movements in the patient’s hands. And for Terry, those were the tasks to help him live an easier life. “We worked with him on bigger hand movements to make a sandwich for himself,” said Erin Roepke, MercyOneContinue Reading

LSVT BIG helps people with Parkinson’s in Nebraska

Find LSVT CliniciansView Courses & Products NORTH PLATTE, Neb. (KNOP) - Nebraska has the highest prevalence rate of Parkinson's disease in the entire world. With limited resources in Western Nebraska for the disease, Linden Court offers Parkinson's therapy in North Platte. Parkinson's disease is a neurodegenerative disease that affects cognitive, emotional and physical health in those that are affected. Linden Court's Occupational Therapist, Erin Wright, uses LSVT-Big, a special Parkinson's disease therapy, to help patients with the disease. Linden Court offers all three disciplines including Occupational, Physical, and Speech Therapies that are specialized to treat Parkinson's disease. Wright says, "A lot of my patients have told me that they didn't know that this was even an option for them and so that they are glad that someone is out here doing these exercises and going through this program and so, I think the hardest thing has been spreading awareness of Parkinson disease rehabilitation, so that's kind of my goal." Erin says the specialized treatment is beneficial because it helps to find a comprehensive approach to rehabilitation of their patients.   Read full article hereContinue Reading

LSVT BIG at Neurospace Canberra

Find LSVT Clinicians View Courses & Product Watch pre to post LSVT BIG videos from people with Parkinson’s who completed treatment at Neurospace CanberraContinue Reading

LSVT LOUD and LSVT BIG Treatment for people with Parkinson’s at Community Hospital Anderson

Find LSVT CliniciansView Courses & Products LSVT LOUD and LSVT BIG Treatment for people with Parkinson’s at Community Hospital Anderson Description:  Watch how therapists at Community Hospital Anderson incorporate LSVT LOUD and LSVT BIG therapies for people with Parkinson’sContinue Reading

LSVT BIG Treatment

Find LSVT CliniciansView Courses & Products Watch this 7 minute presentation from TV3 Wellness for LIFE for an overview of LSVT BIG treatment from an LSVT BIG Certified Occupational therapist.Continue Reading