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Published on August 28, 2018

Bryan Rehab Adds Specialized Treatment for Parkinson's Disease

Parkinson's disease can leave you looking small and sounding quiet. You or a loved one can feel bigger and get louder with help from therapists at Bryan Rehabilitation Services. Your rehabilitation care team is now stronger with another staff member certified in Lee Silverman Voice Treatment (LSVT). LSVT has proven outcomes backed by 25 years of research.

A symptom of Parkinson's disease is slow body movement. Bryan occupational therapist Alec Johnson is now certified in LSVT BIG. This is an effective treatment to help patients improve their body movements. This can include activities such as buttoning a shirt, getting up from a chair or maintaining balance while walking.

Changes in voice are common with Parkinson's disease. The voice may become softer, or it may start off strong and then fade away. Bryan speech and language pathologist Dan Kasparek is a new addition to our rehabilitation team and has a certification in LSVT LOUD. This specialized training is effective in teaching people how to use their voice at a normal volume.

If you or someone you know has Parkinson's disease, discuss this treatment with your doctor and request a prescription for therapy. Bryan Rehabilitation Services focuses on getting you back to your everyday life. To learn more, visit bryanhealth.org/LSVT.

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