What is LSVT BIG?

LSVT BIG trains people with Parkinson’s disease (PD) to use their bodies more normally. 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. 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.


How does it work?

Treatment Includes:

• 16 individual, 1-hour sessions, with our LSVT BIG Certified physical therapist

• 4 consecutive days a week for 4 weeks

• Special exercises to attack PD symptoms

• Training in functional skills personalized to you

• Homework to accelerate your progress


Why It Works

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.


  • Scientifically studied: Get results you can count on.
  • Personalized: Practice the things YOU want to improve – from handwriting to hiking. You choose! 
  • Neuroplasticity: Use exercise to change your brain. 
  • Dosed right: Intensive training gives you “BIG” results that last. 
  • Empowering: Learn how to take control over your movement.  Keep Your Movement Alive! 


What Improvements Can I Expect?

Research on LSVT BIG has documented improved ratings on tests of motor functioning in people with PD following treatment.


Improvements include:

Faster walking with bigger steps
Improved balance
Better movement in the torso
Reduced risk of falling