21065 Powerline Road, Suite A2 Boca Raton, FL 33433 561.883.7800
12040 South Jog Road, Suite 8 Boynton Beach, FL 33437 561.733.5083
8645 North Military Trail, Suite 401 Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410 561.619.9520
LSVT® offers both speech therapy (LSVT®LOUD) and physical/occupational therapy (LSVT®BIG) programs for patients. LSVT®BIG is a research-based exercise approach developed from the principals of the effective Parkinson specific speech treatment LSVT®LOUD. LSVT®LOUD is backed by over 15 years of research funded by the National Institute of Health (NIH). It has demonstrated positive results in sustaining louder speech for up to two years as well as showing measurable benefits in swallowing, facial expression, intelligibility and improved brain function. Initial research funded by the NIH has also shown LSVT®BIG to enhance larger amplitude whole body functional movements for up to three months (post-intervention) that include:
Faster walking with bigger steps
Increased trunk rotation
LSVT®BIG will teach the patient how to avoid inactivity and keep their movements ALIVE during everyday activities which will help improve their quality of life!
LSVT®BIG is a standardized exercise prescription that adheres to principals of practice promoting strength, motor learning, and changes in brain function. It consists of 16 individual therapy sessions, four times a week for four weeks, one hour per session. During the sessions the patient learns multiple repetitions of whole body large amplitude functional movement, moving from simple real world tasks to more complex functional movements. Extensive positive feedback reinforces success and teaches self-monitoring while the patient practices meaningful tasks.
Upon completion on LSVT®BIG training, we recommend regular “tune-ups” every 3 months to sustain motivation, assure adherence to home programs and increase community participation.
LSVT®BIG is an intensive physical and occupational therapy exercise program for people with Parkinson’s disease and other neurological conditions. Treatments target the production of larger amplitude whole body functional movements while retraining the sensory awareness of the effort required for normal movement.
"I have been a customer/patient at Florida Movement Therapy for over four years. Not only has the exercise regiment helped me physically but it also has helped mentally. The exercises that I have learned have helped me combat the effects of Parkinson Disease. What separates them from other Physical Therapy clinics is their passion, innovation (constantly searching for new techniques/exercises) and their follow up. Many people are actually shocked at what I can do physically, a large part of that can be credited to the therapists. I had tried other PT clinics when I was first diagnosed and did not receive the attention that was needed. " Ciaran S., Boca Raton, FL.
Pipers Glen Plaza
12040 South Jog Road, Suite 8
Boynton Beach, FL 33437 P: 561.733.5083 F: 561.733.5084
The Shops at Boca Grove
21065 Powerline Road, Suite A2
Boca Raton, FL 33433 P: 561.883.7800 F: 561.883.7801
12040 South Jog Road, Suite 7
Boynton Beach, FL 33437 P: 561.510.7136 F: 561.510.7152
Square Lake North Plaza
8645 North Military Trail, Suite 401
Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410 P: 561.619.9520 F: 561.619.9522