LSVT BIG is an exercise therapy program designed for people with Parkinson's disease.
It is an intensive treatment program delivered by specifically trained physiotherapist or occupational therapist over a one month period with a total of 16 one hour sessions.
The training specifically focuses on increasing amplitude of movement “bigness” to enhance overall mobility and function.
It is based on the principles of LSVT Loud a speech therapy technique for Parkinsons disease.
LSVT BIG is designed to be prescribed to patients at initial diagnosis is research is showing lifestyle modification and exercise has a huge impact on quality-of-life but it is never too late to start exercising and should be a priority for all patients.
Starting therapy early is viatally important to patients with Parkinson’s disease as this gives the best chance of maintaining function and neuroprotection.
If you would like further information or an assessment to see if LSVT BIG is suitable for you contact Sarah on 09 424 3254 or 0221270098. You can also email firstname.lastname@example.org
Further information is also avaliable at LSVT GLobal and LSVT New Zealand
On Thursday the 28th of July 7-8 pm, there is a webinar for patient's with Parkinson's disease by Gilly Davy a Physiotherapist who has recently spent time working in Australia and the UK. She is trained in PD warrior and LSVT BIG she is energetic and engaging her webinar will be informative and helpful for patients and family or carers of those living with Parkinson's disease.
The talk will be inspiring and educational discussion on exercise in Parkinson's disease a must for anyone who has Parkinson's disease.
For those of you who are new to webinars it is an online lecture, where you listen and talk directly with the speaker at the time the webinar is live on line. It is a great way to learn in the comfort of your own home. You can be an active participant or you can just listen.