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UnityPoint Clinic Express (Fort Dodge)

2728 2nd Avenue South
Fort Dodge, IA 50501

Current Estimated Wait:
0 hr 23 min


Trinity Rehabilitation Services offers LSVT BIG and LSVT LOUD therapy to help patients with Parkinson's disease improve function and slow motor deterioration. They retrain sensory, motor and cognitive functions through intensive exercise and patient empowerment. The therapy increases speech intelligibility, facial expression and improves confidence in patients.

For more information on Parkinson's disease and Parkinson's disease treatment with LSVT BIG and LSVT LOUD, please talk with your primary doctor or call (515)574-6900.

What is LSVT Big?

LSVT BIG therapy helps improve balance, rotation and faster walking with bigger steps for patients with Parkinson's disease. LSVT BIG translates bigger movements into the real world, everyday activities and empowers people with Parkinson's disease to re-engage in their meaningful activities.

Our BIG program is designed with the goal to: 

  • Increase walking speed and bigger steps
  • Emphasizing with movements and patterns 
  • Rotational movements through exercise moving
  • Speed of movement
  • Balance 

What is LSVT LOUD?

LSVT LOUD therapy helps improve voice and speech in individuals with Parkinson's Disease. Our LSVT LOUD therapy is offered by speech-language pathologists certified in LSVT LOUD. Individuals with Parkinson's Disease typically speak softly and have difficulty speaking loud enough for people to hear and avoid groups of people/conversations. 

The LOUD program is designed with the goal to:

  • Increase loudness of speech
  • Improve intelligibility 
  • Increase facial expressions
  • Advancements in swallowing
  • Work on precise and clear speech sounds
  • Work at the speed of speech 
  • Work on the intonation (up and down) of the voice

What is Parkinson's disease?

Parkinson's disease is a progressive disease of the neurological system that affects movement and speech. Classic symptoms include tremors, stiffness, slowed movement and soft monotone speech.
What are the symptoms of Parkinson's disease?

The main symptoms of Parkinson's disease are:

  • Tremors
  • Stiffness
  • Slowed movement
  • Problems with balance or walking
  • Soft monotone speech
  • Difficulty with handwriting

Parkinson's Disease Treatment Approach

LSVT BIG and LSVT LOUD is customized to the unique goals of each patient with patient-centered care as our focus. Treatment consist of 1-hour sessions, 4 days a week for 4 weeks. During the treatment sessions, patients go through a specific series of exercises, work on functional activities and phrases, and are provided with a home exercise program to complete daily.

For more information on Parkinson's disease and Parkinson's disease treatment with LSVT Big and LSVT Loud, please talk with your primary doctor or call (515)574-6900.