Team SNR had SO much fun representing LSVT Global at the Davis Phinney Foundation Conference in OKC on Friday, Dec. 8, 2017. LSVT Global has spent 20+ years researching and developing level 1 evidence-based rehab programs designed specifically for Parkinson’s disease.
At our clinic, we offer LSVT LOUD, the speech/voice restoration program. LSVT LOUD is an intensive program at 4x/ week for 4 weeks that can improve and restore voice volume and quality in patients with Parkinson’s disease and other neurological conditions. There is also research showing improvements in swallowing as well due to the laryngeal muscles that are being targeted.
LSVT Global also has another program called LSVT BIG, which is a physical and occupational therapy program also designed specifically for patients with Parkinson’s disease with applications in other diagnoses as well.
With Parkinson’s disease, we are dealing with reduced muscle movement (versus actual muscle weakness). The brain doesn’t allow the muscles to move fully, so they can in turn get weak over time. However, regular specific exercises can keep those muscles moving fully and undo, prevent, and reduce weakness. Parkinson’s disease responds really well to exercises, and we’ve seen such great results in our patients with the LSVT LOUD program at our clinic.
We were so happy to be able to represent them at the OKC conference by the Davis Phinney Foundation last week to spread the word of their wonderful programs with people from throughout the region.
If you aren’t in the northeastern Oklahoma area, visit theLSVT Global website here, and you can locate a clinician near you. (Note: Search by zip code only- not city/state- for best, most accurate results.)
I would also encourage you to check out the Davis Phinney Foundation for some awesome informational resources related to Parkinson’s. They have some amazing resource books that are so helpful for anyone at any state of the disease.
As always, if we can help in any way, please feel free to reach out to our office.
We also offer a weekly LOUD for LIFE voice maintenance group for graduates of the LSVT LOUD therapy program to help maintain results after their individual therapy has ended. If you have completed LSVT LOUD elsewhere, you are welcome to join our free maintenance group. Call us for details!