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Why Choose LSVT? 

There are many exercise and therapy options for people living with Parkinson’s disease or other adult or pediatric neurological conditions. As a therapist, or as a client, what guides your decision?  Here are some key factors that distinguish LSVT LOUD speech therapy and LSVT BIG physical/occupational therapy.


No other therapy approach for Parkinson’s has the depth of research that LSVT has.  Over 30 years of research and more that 150 research publications give you confidence that these treatments work.  LSVT has stood the tests of time and multiple independent research teams across the globe. And, the research is ongoing to this day, keeping LSVT on the cutting edge. 

Neuroplasticity Based

Therapists will learn how to successfully integrate principles of neuroplasticity and motor learning to unlock clients' abilities to make lasting changes in their communication and movement.  Don’t leave theory in the box.  Be confident in how to apply it. 


Practice makes better, and for people seeking to prevent or overcome challenges in communication and movement, intensive training is critical to receiving the life-changing results a person can achieve.  LSVT LOUD and LSVT BIG are provided in one-hour individual sessions, four times per week for four weeks. Sounds like a lot?  At first perhaps, but we believe investing 16 hours of one’s life for results that can last for years to come is worth it, because those we serve are worth it. During our courses, we teach therapists how to make this feasible not only for patients, but also for therapists who have questions about scheduling, insurance, and various practice settings. 


Most therapy approaches focus on treating the motor symptoms of the disease, such as slow movement, softer voice, loss of flexibility, strength, balance and so on.  Not only does LSVT address the motor symptoms, but also the sensory symptoms and cognitive changes that can be barriers to talking louder or moving bigger outside of the therapy session. As a therapist, you will learn how to recalibrate your clients’ perceptions of their own voices and movements, so they are confident in their ability to talk at a normal volume and move well in any situation they encounter. 


Therapists will learn how to use their skills and creativity to work on functional tasks unique to each individual. Whether it’s speaking loudly enough to be heard in a noisy restaurant, getting up from a low or soft sofa, buttoning a shirt, or playing golf, if it’s important to the patient, it will be incorporated into the treatment program. We never assume that exercise alone will automatically translate to improved function. As we say, “The best way to get better at a task is to practice it!”

Beyond Parkinson's

While Parkinson’s is what LSVT is known for, the body of LSVT research for other conditions continues to increase.  Down syndrome, cerebral palsy, stoke, and multiple sclerosis are but a few examples. In the training courses, therapists will learn how to determine who could be a good responder to this treatment. 

Team Approach

Although allied health professionals often share clients, most commonly, they work in independently, despite overlapping problems and goals. LSVT is different. LSVT LOUD and LSVT BIG therapists on the same team understand, enhance, and complement what each other does, making patient centered care truly a reality.  LSVT BIG Certified PT and OT professionals can even collaborate to provide the 4 sessions of therapy a week, each focusing on their own discipline specific goals. 

Lifelong Model of Care

Living with a chronic condition such as Parkinson’s is a journey. As a therapist, your clients need a life-long partner and guide on this journey. They need you to restore and improve their function, prevent negative changes, and see them on a periodic, but regular basis to keep their voices and movement in tip top shape.  With LSVT training you will see just how that works.