6 patient evaluations for LSVT - Lee Silverman Voice Treatment

Oct 21, 2013 (Started Jun 07, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for immobiity)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for homebound)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Parkinson's disease)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (pain)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Advice & Tips: The LSVT Program is one of the most amazing programs that all Parkinson's patients should go through. I have had further health problems which has caused me not be complete my daily exercises; but when I could do all of them, I felt like I almost didn't have PD, which was the greatest feeling in the world!!
Cost: < $25 monthly

Aug 27, 2010 (Started Jun 07, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for homebound)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for immobiity)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Parkinson's disease)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (pain)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Cost: < $25 monthly

Jul 30, 2010 (Started Jun 07, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for homebound)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for immobiity)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (pain)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Cost: < $25 monthly

Jul 20, 2010 (Started Jun 07, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Improve mobility)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Parkinson's disease)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (pain)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: 480 min Weekly
Cost: < $25 monthly

Jul 1, 2010 (Started Jun 07, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for homebound)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for immobiity)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (pain)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: 480 min Weekly
Advice & Tips: I was almost immobile and homebound. My neurologist suggested LSVT BIG because it was specifically made for PD patients. It is a very INTENSE program. It is 4 weeks, 4 days a week, 2 hours each visit. They exercise & push you to the max. You have to do homework: wrist exercises, speech exercises, writing exercises, facial exercises. You have to exercise EVERY morning & EVERY night. It is excruciating, it is painful, it is exhausting, BUT IT WORKS! I can now walk without my walker, I can go up & down stairs, I can lift heavy things without dropping them, and I CAN DO JUMPING JACKS!! This program took me, a 52-year-old almost immobile PD patient & turned me in to an almost completely functioning person. The journey was amazing & overwhelming. I am doing things I haven't done in the 7 years that I have had PD. EVERYONE NEEDS THIS PROGRAM!!!!
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 1 helpful mark

Mar 7, 2012 (Started Jun 01, 2005)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Support social interaction)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for To improve/ maintain loudness, clarity and quality of speech)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 240 min Weekly
Advice & Tips: very cost-effective speech therapy
Cost: < $25 monthly

Jun 28, 2010 (Started Jun 01, 2005)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for To improve/maintain loudness, clarity and quality of speech)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Support social interaction)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 240 min Weekly
Advice & Tips: I would advise anyone with speech difficulty to form a Communication Circle as described in my blog http://livingwithmsa.com/. The unexpected positive benefit was that I stopped drooling.
Cost: $25-49 monthly

Feb 9, 2010 (Started Jun 01, 2005)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for To improve/maintain loudness, clarity and quality of speech)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Support social interaction)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 160 min Weekly
Advice & Tips: This approach is called a Communication Circle by my speech therapist. I have a number of friends who volunteered to come to my place and coach me through speech exercises provided by my therapist, who also trained the volunteers. They tell me about the positive impact on their lives - I know how positive it is for me!
Cost: $25-49 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Sep 30, 2009 (Started Aug 03, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for soft voice, hoarseness)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 240 min Weekly
Advice & Tips: If we didnt follow schedule then effect was not so good
Cost: $200+ monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
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