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Lee Silverman Voice Therapy (LSVT) at St. Mary Mercy Livonia

 

Contact St. Mary Mercy Livonia Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Phone
734-655-2955

The St. Mary Mercy Livonia Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation staff provides innovative speech and physical/occupational therapy solutions for Parkinson’s disease and other neurological conditions.

Our highly skilled and certified staff of Physical Therapists, Occupational Therapists and Speech Pathologists have received specialized training in these treatment techniques. LSVT treatment is  covered by insurance.

LSVT BIG™ and LOUD™ Programs

The LSVT BIG program was developed and scientifically researched for effective treatment of Parkinson’s disease. LSVT BIG will teach patients how to avoid inactivity and keep their movements alive during everyday activities. It helps them participate fully and improve their quality of life.

Research on LSVT BIG has documented improved ratings on tests of motor functioning in people with Parkinson’s disease following treatment. Patients improvements include:

  • Faster walking with bigger steps
  • Improved balance
  • Increased trunk rotation

The LSVT LOUD program focuses on improving the quality and quantity volume the voice produces. Many patients with Parkinson’s disease experience speech problems that may include soft voice, mumbled speech, monotone speech or hoarse voice. The most effective way to improve speech is through speech therapy. With the LSVT LOUD program, patients improvements include:

  • Vocal loudness
  • Speech intelligibility
  • Facial expression
  • Confidence when communicating to family members and in public settings

LSVT BIG and LOUD treatment consists of 16 sessions each (16 BIG, 16 Loud): 4 consecutive days per week for 4 weeks. The sessions are 1 hour in duration. Daily homework practice and carryover exercises are emphasized.

Please contact us at 734-655-2955 to schedule an appointment or to seek any additional information regarding our this program for you or a family member in this specialized treatment for Parkinson’s disease. To find out more about LSVT, please visit www.lsvtglobal.com.

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St. Mary Mercy Livonia | 36475 Five Mile, Livonia, Michigan 48154 | 734-655-4800