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Impact of LSVT® BIG on Patients at Stage 1 of Parkinson's Disease: A Pilot Study
You are invited to participate in a research study to evaluate the effectiveness of an exercise program called "LSVT BIG," as well as adherence to exercise and medication, on individuals who have Stage 1 of Parkinson's disease.
Requirements for participation
You must be in Stage I of Parkinson's disease and have been referred to physical therapy for treatment of balance issues, walking difficulties, muscle stiffness or weakness due to the diagnosis.
Participants will receive training in LSVT BIG over 16 sessions that meet for one (1) hour, four (4) times per week over four (4) weeks. LSVT BIG has been shown to help individuals with Parkinson's Disease with balance, postural stability, gait, stepping, and quality of life.
Your insurance company will be billed as usual, and you will be responsible for your co-pays. There is no additional cost to participate.