Innovative Parkinson’s Therapy
Treatment for Parkinson’s Disease includes increasing flexibility, strength measures, improving balance, improving handwriting and fine motor skills, and gait training. At Paramount, we rely primarily on two innovative treatments for Parkinson’s Disease: LSVT BIG Therapy and LSVT Loud Therapy.
LSVT BIG teaches patients how to avoid immobility and keep movements alive during everyday activities. This empowers individuals with the potential they have to keep moving and stay active. With treatment, patients often walk faster and with bigger steps. Improvements are noted with legibility of handwriting and activities of daily living. We also see patients with improved balance and increased trunk rotation after LSVT BIG Therapy.
LSVT LOUD can help patients with speaking difficulties, including a soft voice, mumbled speech, monotone speech, and hoarse voice. With treatment, we see patients experiencing great confidence and increased facial expressions. For many, LSVT LOUD Therapy improves speaking intelligibility and volume.
PWR utilizes exercises designed to reduce the symptoms involved with Parkinson’s Disease:
- Slow Movements
- Uncoordinated Movements
Parkinson’s Support Group
Meeting on the 3rd Friday of every month in our Bay City location from 12-1 our free Parkinson’s Support Group is open to the public, to our patients, and to caregivers.