Recently principles of LSVT LOUD were applied to limb movement in people with Parkinson disease (LSVT BIG and have been documented to be effective in the short term. Specifically, training increased amplitude of limb and body movement (Bigness) in people with Parkinson disease has documented improvements in amplitude (trunk rotation/gait) that generalized to improved speed (upper/lower limbs), balance, and quality of life. In addition, people were able to maintain these improvements when challenged with a dual task.
LSVT BIG can be delivered by a physical therapist. 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. 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 your better movement into everyday life!
Online certification: Yes, Online LSVT BIG™ Certification Renewal Course
LSVT BIG Training and Certification Workshop (2 days)
Certificate Title: None
Duration: 2 days
Special equipment required No
LSVT BIG Homework Helper
LSVT 101: Informational video
Official website lsvtglobal.com/big-certification