LSVT BIG™ is a research-based exercise approach developed from principles of the effective Parkinson’s speech treatment LSVT LOUD™. LSVT programs have been developed and scientifically researched over the past 20 years with funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

Research on LSVT BIG™ has documented improved ratings on tests of motor functioning in people with Parkinson's Disease following treatment. Improvements include:

  • Faster walking
  • Improved balance
  • Increased trunk rotation
LSVT BIG™ treatment consists of:
  • 16 sessions: 4 consecutive days a week for 4 weeks
  • Individual 1 hour sessions
  • Daily homework practice
  • Daily carryover exercises
LSVT BIG™ treatment:
  • Trains a single target of amplitude (bigger movements)
  • Drives intensive and high-effort practice
  • Teaches the amount of effort required to produce normal movements
  • Translates bigger movements into real-world, everyday activities
  • Empowers people with Parkinson’s Disease with their potential to improve!

LSVT BIG™ will teach you how to avoid inactivity and keep your movements ALIVE during everyday activities. It will help you participate fully and improve the quality of your life. Baton Rouge General is proud to have therapists who are certified in LSVT BIG™. To learn more about the program, call one of our two locations.

Mid City: (225) 381-6520
Bluebonnet: (225) 763-4050