LSVT BIG is a very effective treatment program for patients with Parkinson’s disease. LSVT BIG can be delivered by a physical or occupational therapist. Treatment is administered in 16 sessions over one month (4 days per week for 4 weeks). The program emphasizes increased effort and bigger movements to improve balance, range of motion, weight shifting and motor planning. The protocol is both intensive and complex, with many repetitions of core movements that are used in daily living. This type of practice is necessary to optimize learning and carryover of better movement patterns into everyday life.

For more information, contact Julie Sawyer, PT of Southeastern Lifestyle Rehab at 910-738-4554 or visit

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