Iowa Specialty Hospitals & Clinics is proud to offer LSVT BIG in our Belmond and Clarion rehabilitation departments. LSVT BIG is a an intensive, amplitude focused physical and occupational therapy approach developed from principles of the effective Parkinson’s specific speech treatment LSVT LOUD®.
The LSVT Programs have been developed and scientifically researched over the past 25 years with funding from the National Institutes of Health. Research on LSVT BIG has documented improved ratings on tests of motor functioning in people with Parkinson disease following treatment including:
LSVT BIG is a standardized treatment protocol, which is customized to the unique goals of each patient including both gross and fine motor skills. LSVT BIG can be adapted or progressed in order to meet each patient’s needs across a range of disease severity and presenting impairments.
LSVT BIG treatment consists of:
It is essential that LSVT BIG treatment is only delivered by physical or occupational therapists who are certified in this method. Over 29,000 therapists from 55 countries have been certified in LSVT BIG.
For more information or to schedule an appointment, please contact our rehabilitation department.
Belmond: 641-444-4273 Clarion: 515-532-9265