Rosi Physiotherapy is a proud provider of LSVT BIG®
A Physical Therapy program for patients affected by Parkinson’s Disease
LSVT BIG® is an intensive amplitude-based exercise program designed specifically for individuals with Parkinson’s Disease. It has extensive research showing the great benefits when performed exactly as prescribed. The program includes one evaluation session, followed by 16 treatments. Treatments MUST be performed for 60 minutes, four consecutive days a week, for four weeks. It requires a lot of commitment to complete. Treatments can only be provided by a LSVT BIG ® Certified Therapist.
Dr. Samantha Peters PT, DPT, ATC is a LSVT BIG Certified® clinician
Dr. Samantha Peters specializes in neurodegenerative conditions and balance disorders. One of her main focuses throughout her career has been Parkinson’s Disease. Dr. Peters wrote her doctoral dissertation on patients that had completed LSVT BIG® who showed retention of improved mobility, strength, balance and endurance up to 27 months after program completion.
Dr. Sam got her LSVT BIG ® Certification and has been the sole provider of LSVT BIG ® for Rosi Physiotherapy. She has written educational pieces for our blog as well a for the Parkinson’s Resource Organization Newsletters. You can find some articles she has written here.
What makes Rosi Physiotherapy’s LSVT BIG® different
We have found that individuals who suffer from Parkinson’s Disease often are too tired to complete a full hour session when receiving traditional physical therapy at a clinic. The time and energy it takes to get ready, drive to a facility, walk into the facility, perform the session and then make it back home is a BIG stress. In effort to conserve energy, our LSVT BIG clinicians treat directly in your home. This reduces the burden caregivers or arranging transportation.
Our concierge approach also allows our patients to use more energy directly on therapy and see larger gains by the end of treatment. Furthermore this allows our Doctors to see first hand what tasks may be difficult for you to perform. We can tailor design your therapy to work on the challenging tasks in the exact manor and place they are difficult.
Not sure if your loved one has Parkinson’s Disease? Below is a list of common signs and symptoms to look out for.
- Slowed movements
- Small handwriting
- Tremor on one side of the body
- Slowed walking
- Reduced arm swing while walking
- Decreased balance
- Tremors of the hand, face, arm or leg
- Little to no facial expression
- Flailing at night
If you think your loved one might have some of these symptoms seek medical advice. A Neurologist is the expert on Parkinson’s Disease and similar diseases.
I was told I don’t have Parkinson’s Disease, but I have similar problems, can I benefit from LSVT BIG®?
LSVT BIG® is not only for patients with diagnosed Parkinson’s Disease. If you or a loved one has Parkinsonian like symptoms such as delayed or slowed movements, unsteady balance, walks with small or short steps, tremors, or writhing movements they most likely can benefit from LSVT BIG® also! Contact us and one of our Doctors of Physical Therapy will perform an evaluation to see if LSVT BIG® is appropriate.
I have Parkinson’s Disease, is LSVT BIG® the only Physical Therapy you offer?
Rosi Physiotherapy is a full service Physical Therapy clinic. We treat all types of injuries and dysfunction! LSVT BIG® is not only one program we offer. If you have experienced a surgery, or are just having pain we can still help! If you are unsure if physical therapy is right for you, give us a call. We are happy assist you in any way possible, even if that means referring you to another healthcare provider. Your health is our primary concern.
Delay the disease!
It is never too early or too late to start therapy!