Parkinson's Disease Therapy

Parkinson’s Disease Therapy
DMC Rehabilitation Institute of Michigan (RIM) is pleased to offer our patients with Parkinson’s disease the most advanced speech therapy and mobility therapy treatments available today. These include LSVT® LOUD and LSVT® BIG, two innovative and clinically proven methods of treatment for improving communication and movement, as well as the perceptual problems associated with Parkinson’s disease.

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This program provides the tools for certified speech pathologists to teach people with Parkinson’s to override their impaired perception of voice volume, and think of speaking “loud” in order to actually speak at a more normal volume. LSVT LOUD is the only communication treatment currently available for Parkinson’s that is supported by Level 1 research data, the highest standard in research.  

This program was developed to apply the same concept of impaired perception to movement. It teaches people with Parkinson’s to override their perception of movement distance, such as step length, and instead think of moving in “big” movements, which brings their movements closer to normal.  

Both programs work well with individuals with early or chronic Parkinson’s, and also are successful with other neurological disorders. RIM’s therapists are specially trained and certified in these techniques. A physician prescription is required for outpatient therapy.

RIM’s LSVT BIG and LSVT LOUD therapy programs are available at the following outpatient locations:

Rehabilitation Institute of Michigan Sterling Heights Center (LOUD and BIG)
33464 Schoenherr, Suite 100
Sterling Heights, MI 48312

Rehabilitation Institute of Michigan Novi Center (LOUD and BIG)
42005 W. 12 Mile Rd.
Novi, MI 48377

Rehabilitation Institute of Michigan Main Campus (LOUD and BIG)
261 Mack Blvd.
Detroit, MI 48201

Rehabilitation Institute of Michigan Commerce Center (LOUD and BIG)
Edgewater Medical Building
9640 Commerce Road, Suite 202
Commerce Twp., MI 48382

Rehabilitation Institute of Michigan at Huron Valley Sinai Hospital (LOUD)
1 William Carls Drive
Sinai Guild Medical Office, Suite 120
Commerce Twp., MI  48382

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