89% of people with Parkinson's disease will have problems with speech that begin early in the disease and worsen as it progresses. The Lee Silverman Voice Treatment (LSVT) LOUD™ is a standardized treatment program backed by 20 years of research that can help people with Parkinson's disease and other neurological conditions develop stronger speech and communication patterns.
LSVT LOUD treatment helps improve:
Early intervention through speech therapy is the most effective way to treat progressive decline that can, over time, diminish your quality of life. LSVT LOUD and St. Luke's speech therapists will help you establish a lifelong habit of effective communication, improving your quality of life if you're living with Parkinson's.
Research suggests that you shouldn't wait until you begin to experience disability, impaired function, or loss of balance to start exercise-based physical and occupational therapy. LSVT BIG™ is a research-based exercise approach developed from principles of the effective Parkinson's speech treatment, LSVT LOUD. Research on LSVT BIG has shown improved rates of motor function in people with Parkinson's following treatment. Improvements include:
Our certified physical therapist specializes in LSVT BIG and its treatment for people with Parkinson's disease. Treatment includes:
Treatment is often covered by insurance as part of a comprehensive therapy program, and includes multiple steps: