LSVT BIG –Treatment for Parkinson’s
I am one of only a very limited number of LSVT Big Certified Practitioners in New Zealand and I am certified to provide Cued Up.
LSVT BIG is a researched based, intensive exercise program for people with Parkinson’s disease (PD). It is based on the principle that the brain can adapt and change when challenged. (Neuroplasticity).
Patients gain faster walking with bigger steps, better balance, increased body rotation and improved quality of life. Improvements in movements have been shown to last up to three months post treatment.
LSVT BIG simply works on the patient making movements BIGGER. It is delivered in a intensive 4 weeks one on one program by a LSVT BIG certified therapist. Each therapy session is 60 minutes long and additionally the participant does daily homework throughout the whole treatment month
By the end of the month a lifelong program of daily LSVT BIG exercises is established enabling the patient to continue to utilise the LSVT BIG principles every day.