Parkinson's Rehabilitation Program

Our physical therapists and speech-language pathologists offer the Lee Silverman Voice Treatment (LSVT) BIG™ and LOUD™ programs across our rehabilitation network for people with Parkinson’s disease and other neurological disorders. The Parkinson's Wellness Recovery (PWR!) program is also available at Sibley Memorial Hospital.

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Patient Resource Center
The Patient Resource Center provides assistance between appointments with your physician. For assistance between therapy appointments, please contact the clinic location.
Phone:  410-614-4030 and select option 2 | Fax: 410-614-4033

Schedule by phone

Physician appointments443-997-5476

Therapy appointments:
Maryland clinics except Bayview: 443-997-5476
Johns Hopkins Bayview: 410-550-0414
Sibley Memorial Hospital: 202-364-7665

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LSVT LOUD is a clinically proven method for treating speech and voice impairments in patients with Parkinson’s disease. Often referred to simply as LOUD therapy, this four-week intensive program helps you improve effectiveness as a communicator by focusing on one target, “Think LOUD!” As changes with Parkinson’s disease take a gradual toll over the course of years, its effect on volume and intelligibility often goes unnoticed until you are having significant difficulty being heard and understood.


LSVT BIG is a research-based exercise approach developed from LSVT LOUD program principles. LSVT BIG is a standardized treatment protocol that will teach you how to move to your full potential, help you to establish lifelong habits of BIG movement and empower you to improve your quality of life with everyday activities. The LSVT programs have been developed and scientifically researched over the past 20 years with funding from the National Institutes of Health. LSVT BIG research has documented improvements, including faster walking with bigger steps, improved balance and increased trunk rotation for daily activities. Research suggests that you should not wait until you experience disability, impairment of function or loss of balance to start this program. The LSVT BIG program is a standardized treatment protocol and is provided by a LSVT-certified occupational or physical therapist.

The LSVT BIG program consists of 16 sessions — four days a week for four weeks. Treatment sessions run for one hour and include assigned home program practice for carryover of skills. The program focuses on high amplitude and repetitive motions performed with maximal effort, which helps produce bigger and more functional movements for everyday activities.

Parkinson's Wellness Recovery (PWR!)

The PWR! program is a comprehensive evidence-based program that starts with 4 basic whole body movements that are targeted to improve Parkinson’s specific changes in posture, weight shifting, trunk rotation and transition movements. It can stand alone or can be integrated into any exercise program or activity. The PWR! program also incorporates progressive aerobic exercise and specific skill practice to drive changes in the brain. The program is flexible and adaptable, but requires high effort and focus!