LSVT BIG program for Parkinson’s Disease
Do you have Parkinson’s Disease?
Do you feel like your movement patterns are smaller? Slower? Unstable?
Symetrics is please to offer the LSVT BIG program.
It is a 4-week course that is run 4x a week. This intensive program works to recalibrate the body using larger movements. The effects from the program are long lasting on your body!
This program is run by our LSVT BIG certified clinician, Yashna Lakhani.
What LSVT BIG improves
With exercises involving the whole-body — personalized for each person but all built around “Think BIG!” as a guiding principle — LSVT BIG reteaches you how normal movement should feel. Often these movements seem strange at first — too big, even though they’re comparable to those of people all around you. Over time, you learn to recognize these larger movements as normal.
Specifically, research shows that LSVT BIG treatment can lead to faster walking with bigger steps and arm swings, better balance and more ability to twist at the waist. Clinicians also report that it often helps people with buttoning their clothes, writing and other smaller-movement (“small motor”) tasks, as well large (“large motor”) movements like dressing, getting up from a seat and getting into bed.
Because PD makes it harder to remember to use these bigger movements consistently, treatment includes a lot of repetition and progressive challenges, as well as daily home practice and assignments for using bigger movements in everyday life.
Ultimately, LSVT BIG helps improve the mismatch between what you feel you’re doing and what you’re actually doing, making you more confident, comfortable and empowered. With one month of hard work, LSVT BIG can open doors to a more active and independent life.’