Partnered with SSPT

LSVT BIG is an intensive, amplitude-focused physical and occupational therapy approach developed and scientifically researched over the past 25 years with funding from the National Institutes of Health. Certified LSVT Physical Therapists here at Spine and Sports will work with you to reach your goals!

What is Parkinson's Disease?

"Parkinson's disease is a progressive nervous system disorder that affects movement. Symptoms start gradually, sometimes starting with a barely noticeable tremor in just one hand. Tremors are common, but the disorder also commonly causes stiffness or slowing of movement.

Although Parkinson's disease can't be cured, medications might significantly improve your symptoms. Occasionally, your doctor may suggest surgery to regulate certain regions of your brain and improve your symptoms." - From the Mayo Clinic

Who is LSVT treatment for?

LSVT BIG trains people with Parkinson disease (PD) to use their body more normally. People living with PD or other neurological conditions often move differently, with gestures and actions that become smaller and slower. They may have trouble with getting around, getting dressed and with other activities of daily living. LSVT BIG effectively trains improved movements for any activity, whether “small motor” tasks like buttoning a shirt or “large motor” tasks like getting up from sofa or chair or maintaining balance while walking.

Practice makes perfect

The treatment improves walking, self-care and other tasks by helping people “recalibrate” how they perceive their movements with what others actually see. It also teaches them how and when to apply extra effort to produce bigger motions – more like the movements of everyone around them.

Treatment

Because LSVT BIG treatment is customized to each person’s specific needs and goals, it can help regardless of the stage or severity of your condition. That said, the treatment may be most effective in early or middle stages of your condition, when you can both improve function and potentially slow further symptom progression. Beginning your work with LSVT BIG before you’ve noticed significant problems with balance, mobility or posture will often lead to the best results, but it’s never too late to start. LSVT BIG can produce significant improvements even for people facing considerable physical difficulties.

Contact Us

CONCORD, CA

Address

2600 Stanwell Dr #104, Concord, CA 94520

Phone

(925) 686-5400

Fax

(925) 686-3709

DUBLIN, CA

Address

6759 Sierra Ct A, Dublin, CA 94568

Phone

(925) 803-0530

Fax

(925) 803-2047

LIVERMORE, CA

Address

2492 Nissen Dr, Livermore, CA 94551

Phone

(925) 980-8130

Fax

(925) 886-2726