We would like to give a huge congratulations to Marjorie Abundo, one of our registered therapist, for recently getting certified in LSVT. This is a service provided to help people who has Parkinson’s disease and other neurological conditions. Read below what this service is mainly about.
â€œLSVT BIG is an intensive, effective, one-on-one treatment created to help people with Parkinson’s disease (PD) and other neurological conditions address walking, balance and other activities of daily living (for example, writing, dressing and getting up from low chairs) or even job-related tasks. It trains people to increase the size (amplitude) of their movements from head to toe. These improvements may also extend to smaller tasks, like buttoning or writing.
LSVT BIG treatment is delivered one-on-one and is tailored to each personâ€™s own abilities and goals so that they work towards what’s meaningful to them. It requires (and can only be given by) an LSVT BIG Certified Clinician as part of prescribed physical or occupational therapy. Its holistic approach addresses not only movement issues but also takes into account non-motor symptoms including emotional changes and cognitive changes. It helps people “recalibrate” to recognize when their movements are smaller or slower than they think.
Its sessions are based on the most effective, evidence-based strategies for learning and neuroplasticity (the brain’s ability to change). It’s designed to help people apply what they learn in treatment sessions to more comfortable, confident movements in everyday life beyond treatment sessions.
LSVT treatments are unique because the principles of LSVT are supported by research and the LSVT protocols have been scientifically studied over the past 25 years.â€ (LSVT Global, 2019)
Congratulations Marjorie, we are very proud of you!