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LSVT BIG Therapy

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Rehabilitation Program for Patients with Parkinson's Disease

Hunt Regional Medical Center offers a specialized therapy service for those living with Parkinson's disease, called LSVT BIG® Therapy.

LSVT BIG is an innovative physical/occupational therapy program for improving motor skills in individuals with Parkinson's disease and other neurological conditions including stroke, multiple sclerosis (MS), cerebral palsy, and Down syndrome.

The method was developed following rigorous research funded by the National Institutes of Health. More than 20 years' research documents improved ratings on motor function tests following treatment of Parkinson's disease patients.

These improvements include:
  • Faster walking with bigger steps
  • Improved balance
  • Increased trunk rotation
LSVT BIG therapy includes:
  • 16 sessions: four consecutive days a week for four weeks
  • Individual one hour sessions
  • Daily homework practice
  • Daily carryover exercises
LSVT BIG can teach those living with Parkinson's disease how to avoid inactivity and ease movement while engaging in everyday activities. This helps improve our patients' quality of life.

Our Team

HRMC is home to the only two LSVT certified clinicians in Hunt County. Our team includes:
  • Program Director, Dr. Justin Morais
  • Physical Therapist, Elba Simokat
  • Physical Therapist, Nancy Haynes
  • Physical Therapist, Melanie Book

Additional Support

HRMC also offers a Parkinson’s disease support group, which meets the second Tuesday of every month in Conference Room 2 on the second floor of HRMC in Greenville.

Call 903-408-1886 for more information, or access our LSVT BIG Therapy brochure below. And for more rehabilitation options, please visit our Rehabilitation Programs page.

LSVT BIG Therapy Brochure