LSVT BIG is a standardized and research-based exercise approach developed from LSVT LOUD program principles. The LSVT programs have been developed and scientifically researched over the past 20 years with funding from the National Institutes of Health. LSVT BIG research and has documented improvements for those with a variety of neurological disorders such as Parkinson's Disease. Some improvements include faster walking with bigger steps, improved balance confidence for preforming daily activities. The LSVT BIG program is a standardized treatment protocol and is provided by a LSVT-certified occupational or physical therapist.
The LSVT BIG program consists of 16 sessions — 4 days a week for 4 weeks. Treatment sessions run for 60 minutes and includes a DAILY assigned home program practice for carryover of skills. The program focuses on high amplitude and repetitive motions performed with maximal effort, which helps produce bigger and more functional movements for everyday activities.
Dr. Christian Biegel is certified in LSVT BIG from LSVT Global as of 2023.
Physical therapy for Parkinson’s | LSVT BIG (lsvtglobal.com)