5 patient evaluations for LSVT - Lee Silverman Voice Treatment with a adherence rating of Usually

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Feb 7, 2020 (Started Jun 04, 2019)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for loss of balance)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Advice & Tips: I found out I was not walking correctly and this made me "tippy". BIG is an intense program. My PT identified my issues and applied the process with regard to many of my daily activities. To continue the exercises on my own takes a lot of discipline. I tend to alternate all the various physical activity to what I think needs the most work.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Sep 20, 2017 (Started May 19, 2016)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Improve mobility)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for Parkinson's disease)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 240 min Weekly
Advice & Tips: I have now introduced a friend (who does NOT have PD) to these exercises & she does them with me about 3 x per week. I do about 20 reps of each exercise now, an increase from the 8 that are required. My balance is better while I am doing them but I still have PD symptoms as before. But perhaps I am not getting any worse.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Jan 12, 2017 (Started May 19, 2016)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Improve mobility)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Parkinson's disease)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 240 min Weekly
Advice & Tips: I continue these exercises almost every morning and I have even increased the number of reps from 8 each to 10 each & 2 of the exercises to 15. I still don't notice any improvement in anythingn , except that I am able to do these few more reps. I still forget them on occasion but not often. I plan to continue doing them forever and hope for an obvious change for the better.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Nov 29, 2016 (Started May 19, 2016)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for Improve mobility)
  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for Parkinson's disease)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 240 min Weekly
Advice & Tips: I am now doing these exercises on my own.  Some days I don't want to do them but I have a routine when I arise in the morning that includes LSVT Big.  It takes me all of 15 minutes to do the exercises and I am getting better at doing them, but I am still very clumsy and almost lose my balance often.  I remember the exercises without looking at my paperwork.  I can usually complete the exercises w/o stopping to catch my breath.  At first this was not the case!  I would like to build my stamina but this has not happened yet.  I will keep it up hoping that it will slow the progression of PD.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Jul 9, 2016 (Started May 19, 2016)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Improve mobility)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Parkinson's disease)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 240 min Weekly
Advice & Tips: I did the exercises faithfully during the program but now that it is over I skipped 2 days. The exercises are not difficult (I do tend to lose my balance, though) so I have no excuse for slacking off. I find that I am able to execute the exercises much better now than at first, but there has been no earth shattering improvement in my PD symptoms. And the reduction in back pain that I so eagerly awaited never happened. I still experience disabling low back pain after being on my feet for 20 min to 1/2 hour. That has not changed much. My Physical Therapist did teach me many other little things to do beyond the LSVT Program: use ear plugs to block out my husband's snoring (HUGE help to me!); stretching exercises; pelvic tilts & Bridge (yoga pose) to strengthen my low back; A wheeled walker (rollator) when going for long walks (remarkably helpful-I got it because it had a seat so I could sit during a long walk, but it turned out that all I really needed was the handle bars to help keep me upright and to lean on. I can now walk the 6/10th mile trip to the mailbox and back w/o needing to sit); she has encouraged me to return to belly dancing, doing the steps I am still able to execute. I had given it up completely due to my clumsiness. But I have found several steps I can still manage and those I will continue with. I had belly danced for over 25 years and loved it. I guess overall the LSVT Program was worth the effort, but I am disappointed that I didn't see more improvement.
Cost: < $25 monthly

May 26, 2016 (Started May 19, 2016)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Improve mobility)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for Parkinson's disease)
  • Side effects
    Mild (temporary increased pain)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 240 min Weekly
Advice & Tips: It has only been 1 week since I began this new regimen of exercise but I have experienced definite improvement in my ability to get out of a chair & get in & out of my car. I also learned a better way to get my jacket on without help. I am trying to increase my stamina by just plain walking. I have noticed a very slight improvement there. I look forward to more.
Cost: < $25 monthly

May 20, 2016 (Started May 19, 2016)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for Improve mobility)
  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for Parkinson's disease)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (temporary increased pain)
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 240 min Weekly
Advice & Tips: I am not sure how well I will do at following the regimen (1 hr x 4days/wk x 4 weeks). I hate exercise. But I improved my movement immediately after doing the exercises the first time. That is a good incentive. Also, the therapist will come to my home for every session. You can't beat that for handy! And my insurance covers it! If I can reduce the pain in my back so that I can cook more & do more housework faster, it will make an enormous difference in my life.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 1 helpful mark

Oct 22, 2013 (Started Nov 05, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for voice changes)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 30 min Daily

Jan 19, 2013 (Started Nov 05, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for voice changes)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 30 min Daily

Jun 11, 2010 (Started Nov 05, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for voice changes)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 0.3 hr Daily

Dec 4, 2008 (Started Nov 05, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for voice changes)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: 0.3 hr Daily
Advice & Tips: The vocal exercises really work which keeps me doing it, even though infrequently

  • 0 helpful marks

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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