Advanced Occupational Therapy Services is proud to offer the services of our four certified LSVT BIG® clinicians. The LSVT BIG®  therapy program is a highly structured exercise and activity program that empowers people with Parkinson Disease (PD).  The program has a practical yet extremely powerful methodology that focuses on the following principles:


  • Amplitude
    • Trains you how to move with bigger, more normal movements in everyday life
    • Increases effort in order to prevail over difficult to produce movements that are too small or too slow with PD
  • Mode
    • Intense training with sufficient repetition is provided to help you achieve lasting changes in function
    • Repetition emphasizes accuracy of movement patterns
  • Calibration
    • Helps you retrain how movement and posture should feel and teaches you how to implement this into everything you do
    • Improve body awareness through sensory self-monitoring experiences
    • Promote long term benefits with home methods for carryover


The LSVT BIG®  Program assists people with Parkinson Disease to improve in the following areas:


  • Posture
  • Balance
  • Coordination
  • Range of Motion
  • Reaction Time
  • Speed of movement
  • Safety
  • Improved Independence with Daily Living Skills such as:
    • Dressing
      • Putting on socks
      • Putting on/taking off a coat
      • Managing fasteners
      • Putting on Pants while standing
      • Managing a belt
    • Cooking, Eating
    • Getting into and out of a car
      • Fastening a seat belt across your body
    • Walking-improves speed and step length
    • Keeping up with others when walking
    • Stairs
    • Getting into and out of bed


The LSVT BIG® Program is designed by the treating therapist to meet the specific and highly personal needs of each individual.


What you need to know:


  • The LSVT BIG® Program runs 4 days a week for 4 consecutive weeks with individual one-hour sessions (in special situations, the 4 week period can be extended, however it can not be shortened)
  • A commitment to exercise everyday is required during and after the program
  • Medicare is accepted (however at this time, no other insurances are accepted). Private payment options are available to those without Medicare.
  • The therapists are available to come to your home or even your places of business for one hour sessions.


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