LVST Loud Program Sydney
For over 40 years, LSVT programs have helped millions of people with Parkinson’s disease through evidence-based activities that help develop cognitive and physical ability. Take control today and think LOUD with LSVT.
What is LSVT LOUD?
LSVT stands for Lee Silverman Voice Treatment. Lee Silverman was a woman living with Parkinson’s disease in the 1980s, and the first person to benefit from specialised voice treatment. LSVT programs have been scientifically studied and developed for around 30 years, and over the past 10 years have expanded with two varying programs BIG and LOUD. LSVT programs are evidence-based treatment protocols designed to improve the speech and movement of people with Parkinson’s disease. These programs are based on the principles of neuro plasticity – the brain’s ability to change. Our therapists are certified to deliver these specially designed one-on-one programs that will help you apply what you learn during treatment to your everyday life.
Who is LSVT for?
LSVT LOUD is designed for those with Parkinson’s disease at all levels. Depending on your needs, you can choose either one or both programs for your rehabilitation. These programs can be done in conjunction with one another to get maximum results in both physical and cognitive development.
What are the benefits of LSVT?
The benefits of LSVT Loud include:
- Increase in volume
- Improvement in articulation
- Improvement in intonation
- Improvement in confidence and communication skills
Backed by research
LSVT has been around for over 40 years and has drastically improved the lives of many people with Parkinson’s disease. Depending on what journey you are on with Parkinson’s disease, our team of specialists will use evidence-based activities to develop your personalised program and to suit you and your individual goals.
Benefit from our multidisciplinary approach
LSVT LOUD are part of the day rehab program at MetroRehab Hospital in Sydney. The day rehabilitation program is a multidisciplinary approach to physical rehabilitation that includes a minimum of two disciplines personalised to suit your needs. Other services offered by MetroRehab Hospital include PD Warrior®, exercise physiology, physiotherapy, hydrotherapy, speech pathology, occupational therapy and dietetics.
Each of our day rehabilitation programs run for a minimum of 1.5 hours (half day) or up to 3 hours (full day).
Referrals and Funding
Ask your specialist or GP to make a referral for you to either our inpatient or day rehabilitation program. They can click on the ‘Refer’ tab above to download the day rehab or inpatient PDF form and fax to (02) 9564 3064 or fill in the online referral form.
For more information on our rehabilitation programs, contact us on (02) 8585 4900.