LSVT LOUD® and LSVT BIG®: Helping People with Parkinson’s Get Loud and Big
People diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease, a neurodegenerative disease, experience a variety of symptoms, at varying levels of progression and severity. Two areas often affected in these individuals are their vocal loudness and their physical movements. LSVT LOUD and LSVT BIG are two programs aimed at these challenges.
On this episode, we’re joined by Laura Guse and Angela Halpern of LSVT Global. Laura is the Chief Clinical Officer of LSVT BIG and Angela is the Chief Clinical Officer of LSVT LOUD. We are also joined by Bob Brown, a person with Parkinson’s who has benefited from the LSVT treatments.
Laura and Angela explain what LSVT stands for, the differences between the two treatments, and how they benefit people with Parkinson’s. They also discuss what the treatments entail, the research and data supporting the use of LSVT treatments, and how to find an LSVT certified clinician. As we discuss each topic, Bob provides examples from his own life to illustrate the life-changing impact LSVT treatments can have for a people diagnosed with Parkinson’s.