LSVT Therapy Helps Improve Speech and Movement for Parkinson’s Patients

LSVT (Lee Silverman Voice Training) therapy has been proven successful in helping patients with Parkinson’s disease and other neurological conditions regain functions that may have been affected by their condition, including speech and motor functions. University Hospitals Rehabilitation Services offers two LSVT therapy programs – LSVT LOUD® speech therapy and LSVT BIG occupational and physical therapy.

LSVT LOUD for Improved Speech

LSVT LOUD is an effective speech treatment for individuals with Parkinson’s disease and other neurological conditions. LSVT LOUD improves voice loudness by stimulating the muscles of the voice box (larynx) and speech mechanisms through a systematic hierarchy of exercises.

Focused on a single goal “speak LOUD” – treatment improves respiratory, laryngeal and articulatory function to maximize speech intelligibility. The treatment does not train people for shouting or yelling; rather, LSVT LOUD uses loudness training to bring the voice to an improved, healthy vocal loudness with no strain.

Many of our UH speech language pathologists are certified in LSVT LOUD.

LSVT BIG for Increased Mobility

Additionally, UH offers LSVT BIG as an effective occupational or physical therapy treatment for Parkinson’s disease and other conditions. LSVT BIG improves a person’s mobility by using repetitive, large movements coordinated with voice training.

Many of our UH occupational therapists are certified in LSVT BIG training.

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UH Geneva Medical Center

870 West Main Street Geneva, OH 44041

440-415-0178

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UH Portage Medical Center

6847 North Chestnut Street Suite 100 Ravenna, Ohio 44266-1204

330-297-2770

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UH Streetsboro Health Center

9318 State Route 14 Streetsboro, OH 44241

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4480 Richmond Road Warrensville Heights, OH 44128

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11100 Euclid Avenue Cleveland, OH 44106

216-896-1883

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UH Minoff Health Center at Chagrin Highlands

3908 Orange Place Suite 4200  Orange Village, OH 44122

216-896-1833

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UH Geneva Medical Center

870 West Main Street Geneva, OH 44041

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UH Parma Medical Center
Medical Arts Building 1

6681 Ridge Road Suite 309  Parma, OH 44129

440-743-4581

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UH Richmond Medical Center

27100 Chardon Road Richmond Heights, OH 44143

440-585-4151

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UH Sheffield Health Center

5001 Transportation Drive Suite 202 Sheffield, OH 44035

440-329-2890

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UH St. John Medical Center

29000 Center Ridge Road Building 2 Suite 290 Westlake, OH 44145

440-414-6050

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UH Westlake Health Center

960 Clague Road Building A Seidman Cancer Suite 1200 Westlake, OH 44145

440-250-2860

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