McMinnville Physical Therapy's Parkinson’s specialists Jennifer Miller, PT, DPT and
Julie Keel, PTA are certified in LSVT BIG. LSVT Big is a standardized treatment protocol customized to the unique goals of each individual. It differs from other types of therapy as it focuses on amplitude of movement to recalibrate the body to what “normal” movements should feel like. LSVT BIG is an intensive program that is administered in 16 visits over 4 weeks to address the unique movement impairments for people with Parkinson’s disease.
LSVT BIG has shown improvement mobility in the following:
Faster Walking with bigger steps
Reduced risk of falling
Increased trunk rotation
Improvements in daily activities
Improved outcome scores
Improved mulit-tasking with walking
Prescriptions for LSVT BIG therapy should include PT evaluate and treat with a diagnosis.
Jennifer Miller, PT, DPT has been involved in neurological disorders for 15 years and became board certified in geriatrics in 2010. She gained her certification in LSVT BIG in June 2023.
Julie Keele, PTA received her certification for LSVT BIG in June 2021.