Parkinson’s Disease causes tremors, muscle rigidity, slowing of the voluntary movements, tendency to fall back, a mask-like facial expression and finally leads to lack of body movement. It is due to the degradation of nerve cells or neurons of the brain that control movement.
Consult TBC if the person shows:
- Tremors in entire or specific areas of the body
- Stiffness of the limbs and trunk
- Difficulty or slowness in walking
- Impairment in balance and coordination
- Communication problem
Lee Silverman Voice Treatment (LSVT) is a therapy program used for Parkinson’s disease (PD), other neurological conditions and voice disorders.
The program focuses on training people with PD to use their voices at a natural loudness level while speaking. The key to the treatment is helping people “recalibrate” their perceptions so they know how loud or soft they sound to other people and can feel comfortable using a stronger voice at the standard loudness level.