Lake Centre for Rehab provides skilled Physical, Occupational and Speech Therapy for neurologic disorders; the evaluation and treatment of individuals with movement and speech problems due to disease or injury of the nervous system. Neurological disorders include: ALS/Lou Gehrig’s Disease, Cerebral Palsy, Guillain-Barre Syndrome, Muscular Dystrophy, Multiple Sclerosis, and Parkinson’s Disease. Physical, Occupational and Speech Therapists can help improve or restore the mobility you need to move forward with your life.
Your Physical Therapist uses both science with inspiration, to instruct you to prevent or manage your condition and motivates you during your treatment for optimal functionality. Your physical therapist helps you understand your body to achieve short and long-term goals.
For example, Lake Centre for Rehab physical and speech therapists are certified in Lee Silverman Voice Treatment ™ (LSVT). Therapy specially designed for persons with Parkinson’s Disease. LSVT Big and Loud Therapy enables individuals living with Parkinson’s to move and speak better. LSVT has also been shown to help persons with other Neurological disorders such as Multiple Sclerosis.
Speech Therapy – LSVT LOUD™, named for Mrs. Lee Silverman (Lee Silverman Voice Treatment – LSVT) was developed in 1987 and has been scientifically studied for nearly 20 years with funding support from the National Institute for Deafness and other Communication Disorders (NIDCD) of the National Institutes of Health.
LSVT LOUD improves vocal loudness by stimulating the muscles of the voice box (larynx) and speech mechanism through a systematic hierarchy of exercises. Focused on a single goal “speak LOUD!” The treatment improves respiratory, laryngeal and articulatory function to maximize speech intelligibility.
Physical Therapy – LSVT BIG™ The principles of LSVT LOUD were applied to limb movement in people with Parkinson disease and have been documented to be effective in the short term. People with Parkinson disease have documented improvements in amplitude (trunk rotation/gait) that generalized to improved speed (upper/lower limbs), balance, and quality of life. In addition, people were able to maintain these improvements when challenged with a dual task.
LSVT Big and Loud are intense programs that includes therapy over a period of four weeks.