Siskin Hospital is proud to offer the Lee Silverman Voice Treatment(LSVT). LSVT is the primary research based approach for treating voice and speech disorders for patients with Parkinson's Disease.
Siskin Hospital staffs specially trained LSVT therapists who assist patients with Parkinson's Disease.
For more information on the LSVT therapy options, please contact:
|LSVT LOUD (Speech)||
LSVT BIG (Physical Therapy)
Will Hutchinson, MS, SLP-CCC
Cristy Clark, PT, DPT, GCS, CEEAA
|Vickie Blalock, PT|
LSVT® Global pioneered the Lee Silverman Voice Treatment (LSVT), an innovative and clinically-proven method for improving voice and speech in individuals with Parkinson's Disease. Today, LSVT Global specializes in the development of innovative and effective treatments for the speech communication (LSVT LOUD) and physical/occupational therapy (LSVT BIG) needs of individuals with Parkinson's Disease as well as aging and other conditions including stroke, multiple sclerosis, cerebral palsy and down syndrome.
The LSVT Programs have been developed and scientifically researched over the past 20 years with funding from the National Institutes of Health. Our mission is to use technology to provide unlimited access to proven treatments for all who can benefit. **Courtesy of www.LSVTGlobal.com.
Siskin Hospital asks that in order to participate in the official LSVT program patients must complete therapy four times a week for 60 minutes each session. The LSVT LOUD method is clinically researched and has shown proven success with Parkinson's Disease patients having improved volume control, as well as the overall ability to communicate.
LSVT LOUD is the first speech treatment with Level 1 evidence and established efficacy for treating voice and speech disorders in individuals with Parkinson's Disease with application to other neurological disorders.
LSVT BIG is a research-based exercise approach developed from principles of the effective Parkinson's specific speech treatment LSVT LOUD.
Research on LSVT BIG has documented improved ratings on tests of motor functioning in people with Parkinson's Disease following treatment. Improvements include:
LSVT BIG is a standardized treatment protocol and consists of:
LSVT BIG will help you establish a life-long habit of BIG PRACTICE!
LSVT BIG Treatment:
LSVT BIG will teach how to avoid inactivity and keep your movements ALIVE during everyday activities. It will help patients be able to participate fully and improve quality of life!
LSVT BIG= BIG EXERCISE!!
Research suggests that you should not wait until you begin to experience disability, impaired function or loss of balance to start exercise-based physical and occupational therapy.
LSVT BIG techniques train individuals with Parkinson's Disease and other neurological conditions to use bigger movements anywhere, anytime in daily living. This empowers individuals with the potential they have to keep moving and stay active.
It is essential that LSVT BIG treatments are delivered by physical or occupational therapists who are certified in this method.