• Theresa has been an LSVT BIG® therapist since 2010. LSVT BIG® is an evidence-based therapy program designed for people with Parkinson's disease. It is administered by a LSVT BIG® Certified physical therapist or occupational therapist.

    LSVT BIG®:

    • Takes the successful principles of the speech program LSVT LOUD® and applies them to whole body movements
    • Emphasizes training increased amplitude of limb and body movement (Bigness)
    • Improves your movement amplitude (trunk rotation/gait)
    • Improves your speed (upper/lower limbs)
    • Improves your balance
    • Improves your quality of life

    LSVT BIG® treatment is administered in 16 sessions over a single month (four individual 60 minute sessions per week). This protocol:

    • Was developed specifically to address the unique movement impairments for people with Parkinson disease
    • Is both intensive and complex
    • Contains many repetitions of core movements that are used in daily living

    This type of practice is necessary to optimize learning and carryover of your better movement into everyday life!