LSVT BIG® For parkinson’s Disease
Neuroplasticity—the brain's ability to form new connections is the foundation for the treatment of LSVT BIG® . LSVT® is a treatment approach for people with Parkinson’s disease that addresses the cognitive aspects of the disease, leading to significant improvements in function, balance, and gait.
Patients are given specific exercises involving large amplitude and exaggerated movement patterns. Research conducted by the National Institutes of Health reveal that this therapy leads to smoother, larger, and safer movements as well as improved quality of life. High intensity exercises is also shown to delay the progress of falling dopamine levels in the body.
Treatments delivered by LSVT®-certified clinicians consist of the following:
Four LSVT-BIG® sessions a week, for four consecutive weeks (16 LSVT visits).
A thorough evaluation and discharge session, one prior and one following the 16 LSVT® visits.
Individual one-hour treatment sessions.
Daily homework practice (all 30 days of the month).
Daily carryover assignments (all 30 days of the month).
LSVT BIG® graduates are encouraged to continue with our Neurofit or Rock Steady Boxing Programs.
To learn more about the history of LSVT Global® click here.
Fall prevention Programs
Dynamic’s physical therapy team are experts in fall-prevention. Our team will perform a multi-system assessment to determine the cause of your balance problem. Then, your therapist will create a customized treatment plan to address your specific needs and goals.
Our therapists provide BalanceWear®, which is an innovative, non-invasive, stabilizing device for people with with loss of postural control and balance. You may be a good candidate for BalanceWear® if you experience:
Low back problems
Click here for more information on the benefits of the BalanceWear Vest®.
Home Safety for “Aging in place”
We know “Aging in Place” is everyone’s goal as people want to stay in their homes as long as possible, and we can help make this happen.
Whether or not you are receiving care at home or at the NeuroFit Clinic, or simply want a “one-time” home safety check, one of our qualified clinicians will come to your home and assess your needs. t We can come prior to someone coming home from another setting to ensure a smooth transition and problem-solving, or we can come once someone is home and work on any challenges that are being presented at that time. Our team will assess:
needs for any equipment
needs for home home modifications (rails, bars)
needs for community resources
needs for safety suggestions (lightbulbs, rugs)
Physical Therapy Rehabilitation
Our highly compassionate care team of physical therapists treat a wide variety of diagnosis, which include but are not limited to:
Lewy Body Dementia
Multiple Systems Atrophy
Dizziness / Falls