LSVT Signature Therapy Program

Moving better and feeling better—for Parkinson’s and more

LSVT is a holistic approach using physical, occupational and speech therapy to treat neurological conditions that affect the ability to move and to speak. This Ageility signature program has been proven to improve function in both movement and speech to help patients gain confidence and improve their quality of life.

What is the LSVT program?

What is the LSVT program?

LSVT is an intense, evidenced-based treatment program for Parkinson’s and other neurological conditions that focuses on large movement patterns to assist with improved function. The program includes training in the clinic and a comprehensive home program to promote consistency and to ensure a transfer of the learned skills to home.

How LSVT works

LSVT focuses on improving movement patterns while also considering non-motor symptoms, including emotional and cognitive changes. Therapists certified in LSVT BIG® (for movement) or LSVT LOUD® (for speech) lead refreshing, dynamic, interactive one-on-one sessions designed to improve movement, gait and balance as well as vocal loudness and clarity.

LSVT includes both treatment and planning:

  • Certified Physical, Occupational, Speech therapy sessions individualized to the patient’s goals
  • A comfortable and welcoming environment to optimize mobility and communication in daily living
  • Specialized treatment plans for Parkinson’s and other neurological conditions
  • Customized transition plan for ongoing wellness

How LSVT works

BIG improvements

Research has shown that exercise can be just as effective as medications in managing the symptoms of Parkinson’s disease and even slow the progression of movement impairment.

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In this video, Ageility Rehab Director Erica Leiva describes LSVT BIG and demonstrates some of the movement exercises patients learn.

Supporting the family journey

Supporting the family journey

Parkinson’s and related conditions present challenges for families as well as patients. LSVT’s holistic approach includes daily home practice to ensure the transfer of learned skills to the family environment while addressing emotional and cognitive changes to help families navigate the progression of their loved one’s condition. Throughout, Ageility therapists collaborate with physicians to coordinate comprehensive care.

Proven to help patients live better

LSVT has been shown to improve ratings related to faster walking with bigger steps, improved balance, increased trunk rotation and improvement in activities of daily living such as bed mobility. It also helps improve the mismatch between what a patient feels they’re doing and what they’re actually doing. Patients as a result feel more confident, comfortable and empowered.

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