LSVT BIG® for Parkinson’s Disease

Struggling with small, shuffling steps?

Is getting dressed a challenge?

Do you have difficulty completing everyday tasks?

If you said “yes” to any of these questions, LSVT BIG® treatments may help…

LSVT BIG® is an innovative and clinically proven method to train people to use their bodies more normally. People with Parkinson’s Disease often move differently, making smaller and slower movements. LSVT BIG® trains people to make BIGGER, more quality movements. LSVT BIG® is customized to every patient, meaning no matter your struggle, LSVT BIG® can help. LSVT BIG® has also been proven beneficial in persons with other neurological problems, such as stroke and normal pressure hydrocephalus.

LSVT BIG® trains you to use big, quality movements helping you to live BIG in all areas of your life. It is administered by a physical therapist and occupational therapist team on an intensive schedule of 16 individual, 60-minute sessions over 4 week. Typically, this means you will receive one-hour sessions for four weeks, four days per week.

Research shows that LSVT BIG® treatment can lead to faster walking with bigger steps and arm swings, better balance, and more ability to twist at the waist. Clinicians also report that LSVT BIG® often helps people with buttoning their clothes, writing and other smaller-movement (“fine motor”) tasks, as well large (“gross motor”) movements like dressing, getting up from a seat and getting into bed.

Treatments will make you feel more confident, comfortable, and empowered. Ask your physician for a referral to Boone Therapy for LSVT BIG® treatments with a licensed occupational and physical therapist.


SPEAK OUT!® consists of one-on-one speech therapy sessions conducted by a speech-language pathologist. Together, the patient and clinician work their way through a series of speech, voice, and cognitive exercises. These exercises focus on converting speech from an automatic function to an intentional act. This helps you speak with intent to better communicate with those around you. Ask your physician about a referral if you feel you may benefit from participating in the SPEAK OUT!® program at Boone.