Daily Archives: October 16, 2017

LSVT Big (BIG) is a treatment technique used by Physical and Occupational Therapists to improve a person’s, ability to produce larger more normal movements with walking and activities of daily living.  It is more commonly known as a treatment strategy to help those folks who have been diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease. Parkinson’s Disease (PD) is a type of neurological movement disorder. It can affect a person’s ability to perform common everyday activities. People with PD can experience a wide range of symptoms, including those that impact movement (motor symptoms) and those that do not (non-motor symptoms). The most common motor symptoms of PD are tremors, stiffness, or rigidity of the muscles and a slowness in movement (bradykinesia). Because PD impacts a person’s movement center, a person with PD typically experiences a decrease in their ability to regulate their posture, balance, coordination, and walking. Overtime, a person may be unable to…

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