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Parkinson’s therapy available in Peru

LSVT BIG and LOUD (Lee Silverman Voice Treatment) is a therapy approach for Parkinson’s disease and other neurological conditions.

The LSVT programs were developed for patients with Parkinson’s disease to improve the loudness and clarity of their voices. It has since expanded to treat the body movement challenges faced by patients with a range of neurological conditions.

LSVT LOUD is a speech therapy program that focuses on increasing vocal loudness to improve voice and speech quality. LSVT BIG is a physical/occupational therapy program to promote strength, motor learning and brain function. It helps improve balance, promotes independence and increases sensory awareness.

Liberty Village of Peru currently has five therapists that completed the LSVT BIG and LOUD training and are certified to deliver treatment. Additional therapists are in the process of completing the training.

Liberty Village of Peru will provide classes beginning Monday, April 16, instructed by Bounce Back therapists. The classes will be 4 to 5 p.m. every Mondayin the town square of Hawthorne Inn Assisted Living.

Also, beginning Monday, April 16, Liberty Village will host a Parkinson’s Support Group at 3 p.m. on the third Monday of each month in the theatre room of Hawthorne Inn Assisted Living, 1101 31st St., Peru.

The support group will provide resources to help members learn more about how to live their best life with Parkinson’s disease.

For more information, call 815-224-2200, or go to the website at

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