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LSVT BIG Parkinson’s Treatment Program available at Lakeside Rehabilitation

We are excited to announce that we have 3 individuals certified in the LSVT BIG Program. LSVT BIG is a standardized treatment protocol program designed for the treatment of Parkinson disease, which is customized to the unique goals of each patient including both fine and gross motor skills. LSVT BIG can be adapted or progressed in order to meet each patients needs across a range of disease severity and presenting impairments.

LSVT BIG has documented improvements in amplitude (trunk rotation/gait) that generalized to improve speed (upper/lower limbs), balance, and quality of life. Two Physical Therapy Assistants (Mickey and Beth) and one Occupational Therapy Assistant at our facility can help to achieve your maximum functional mobility. You can also find out more information on LSVT BIG at

What does LSVT BIG treatment consist of?
  • 16 high intensity sessions: 4 days a week for 4 weeks
  • Individual 1 hour session
  • Daily homework practice
  • Daily carryover exercises
What are some of the benefits following the LSVT BIG Program?

Research on LSVT BIG with funding from the National Institutes of Health has documented improved ratings on tests of motor function including faster walking with bigger steps, improved balance, increased trunk mobility including rotation, improvements in activities of daily living such as buttoning a shirt and getting out of bed, and improved Unified Parkinson Disease Rating Scale (UPDRS).

Please stop in or call us at 231-873-3577 or send us a message to find out more about how out therapy services can help to achieve your maximum functional mobility.