(Breese, IL) – HSHS St. Joseph’s Hospital Breese Outpatient Rehabilitation Department now offers Lee Silverman Voice Treatment (LSVT) BIG and LOUD Programs.

LSVT BIG and LOUD programs provide patients with daily activities to help implement lifelong habits to improve their quality of life. These programs are research-based approaches that improve motor function and vocal loudness/quality for people diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease and other neurological conditions.
 
The LSVT BIG program consists of (16) one-hour sessions, led by a LSVT Certified Physical or Occupational Therapist — four days a week for four weeks. The program focuses on high amplitude and repetitive motions performed with maximal effort, which helps produce bigger and more functional movements for daily activities.
 
The LSVT LOUD program consists of (16) one-hour sessions, led by a LSVT Certified Speech Therapist – four days a week for four weeks. It is an effective speech treatment for individuals with Parkinson’s and other neurological disorders who are experiencing difficulties effectively communicating with others. These problems can include soft, mumbled, or monotone speech.
 
“LSVT is such a beneficial program, and we are excited to be able to offer it to our community, said Tina Frank, director of rehabilitation services. “Those who go through our program will see improvements in their ability to perform daily tasks and communicate with others.”
 
In order to participate in the LSVT BIG and LOUD programs, please obtain a physician order. To schedule an appointment or to learn more, call (618) 526-5436.

Media Contact

Ashley Gramann

Manager, Communications
HSHS Illinois
Office: (618) 526-5439
Cell: (618) 651-2588
ashley.gramann@hshs.org

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