Outpatient Appointment Availability:
9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Other times by request
30 Alexander Avenue, East Providence, RI
Most insurances are accepted
Physician referrals are required.
Get Big & Loud
to Minimize the symptoms of Parkinson’s Disease
Aldersbridge Physical Therapy & Wellness Center specializes in the LSVT BIG® and LSVT LOUD® programs, working with PD patients on specific exercise and speech therapy regimens to improve their quality of life.
LSVT BIG®: Physical Therapy Program for Parkinson’s Disease
LSVT BIG trains people with Parkinson’s disease (PD) to use their body more normally. Our certified LSVT BIG therapists work with patients for 16 sessions over a month. Controlled studies of the benefits of LSVT BIG training show a significant improvement in walking speed and endurance. The benefits of LSVT Big regimen have been known to last as long as two years without repetition.
LSVT BIG treatment is customized to each person’s specific needs and goals. It can help regardless of the stage or severity of their condition.
LSVT LOUD®: Speech Therapy Program for Parkinson’s Disease
LSVT LOUD is an effective speech treatment for people with Parkinson’s disease (PD) and other neurological conditions. Our certified LSVT LOUD therapists help patients improve their ability to communicate by strengthening their voices, and improving their enunciation. Other benefits of LSVT LOUD training include improvement in eating and swallowing. While LSVT LOUD treatment has helped people in all stages of PD, the majority of research has been on those in moderate stages of the disease.
Education programs and virtual classes
Want to create a great and safe home exercise space? Watch this short video or view our Setting Up for Success: Safe Exercise at Home Guide HERE
APDA MA Virtual Education Series: Bringing Information to You at Home
Support Groups for Parkinson’s
Stories of Optimism
Davis Phinney Foundation
Webinar series Every Victory Counts®
FOR HEALTHCARE PROVIDERS
Treating People with Parkinson’s Disease: A New Pocket Guide to Help Make a Complex Disease Easier to Navigate (Archive 9/29/2021)
Using Telemedicine to Assess and Manage Psychosis in Neurodegenerative Diseases in Long-Term Care
Psychotherapy for the Treatment of Anxiety and Depression in Patients with Parkinson Disease:
A Meta-Analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials
Breakfast Protein Quality and Muscle Strength in Japanese Older Adults: A Community-Based Longitudinal Study
Ten-Year Relative Survival From the Diagnosis of Parkinson’s Disease: A Nationwide Database Study
Parkinson’s Disease and Sudden Unexpected Death
The Prevalence and Characteristics of Psychotropic-Related Hospitalizations in Older People: A Systemic Review and Meta-Analysis
Multimorbidity Patterns and 5-Year Mortality in Institutionalized of Older Adults
Impact of Overweight and Obesity on Functional and Clinical Outcomes of Early Parkinson’s Disease
Parkinson’s Disease vs. Parkinsonism as a Result of Aging
Effects of Participation in Tremble Clefs by Individuals with Parkinson’s Disease on Voice-Related Quality of Life
LSVT’s Big & Loud by the numbers:
- 19,000+ speech-language pathologists trained and certified in LSVT LOUD in 70 countries
- 16,000+ physical and occupational therapists trained and certified in LSVT BIG in 42 countries
- More than $8M dollars in funded research from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and other funding organizations
- Over 100 articles in peer-reviewed journals, 50 book chapters, and multiple books published