Parkinson’s Disease Therapy at Otterbein Sunset House

Posted on: April 12, 2022

Did you know that specialized therapy for those with Parkinson’s can help improve the quality of life for people with the disease?

It can - and we offer it at Otterbein Sunset House

LSVT BIG Physical Therapy for Parkinson’s Disease

Lee Silverman Voice Technique (LSVT) BIG is a research-backed therapy that can help people with Parkinson’s disease improve their range of motion and ability to do everyday activities. This could include things like fine-motor skills (buttoning a shirt, picking up a pen) or large-motor skills (sitting down in or standing up from a chair).

The therapy is customized to every person depending on their needs, stage of the disease, and goals. It can help both in the early stages of the disease for maximum impact, or even in later stages to help improve your quality of life.

How does the therapy work? It’s typically divided into four one-hour sessions per week, over four weeks. The person receiving therapy works with a licensed therapist on their goals, with at-home work to do in-between sessions. It changes the way people move; not just during the therapy treatment, but for life.

Parkinson's can be challenging because it continues to progress as time goes on. LSVT is different because it teaches people about strategies to use both now and in the future.

Parkinson’s Therapy at Otterbein Sunset House

At Otterbein Sunset House, we’re proud to offer a variety of physical therapies, including LSVT BIG therapy for those with Parkinson’s.

One of our therapists is Amanda Simpkins, PT, DPT. Amanda has been certified in the LSVT BIG technique for several years and has seen firsthand its positive effects on her patients.

"It has been wonderful to see the good results, both early and late in their Parkinson's journey," she says.

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