In this Davis Phinney Foundation Living Well Challenge™ webisode, Keely McMahan, CCC-SLP and Meg Hudson, OTD, OTR/L demonstrate LSVT BIG® and LOUD® exercises you can follow along to. LSVT LOUD is a speech treatment program that improves vocal loudness by stimulating the muscles of the voice box (larynx) through a systematic hierarchy of exercises. LSVT BIG is a program that is both intensive and complex, with many repetitions of core movements that are used in daily living to carry over better movement into everyday life.
Occupational therapy focuses on adapting the environment, teaching a skill and education to increase participation and ability to perform daily activities.
I credit my intense training for slowing the progression of my symptoms.
The limitations of Parkinson’s constantly encourage Jonathan to find new ways to dream big.
When I was diagnosed with Parkinson’s on January 8, 2014 at the age of 54, it felt like all the hopes and dreams I had flew immediately out the window.
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Pamela focuses on the fact that you can live a good life with Parkinson’s.
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This discovery served as the inspiration for a groundbreaking research study by Dr. Alberts and movement disorder neurologist, Dr. Bas Bloem, Radboud University.
Studies suggest that exercise can be helpful whether you have been living with Parkinson’s for a day or for decades.
High intensity exercise helps slow progression of Parkinson’s.
Our guest writers share 20 of the most helpful actions they have taken along the way to live well with Parkinson’s.