LSVT Parkinson’s Program

The Lee Silverman Voice Treatment, also known as LSVT, is an evidence-based treatment protocol designed to target the effects of Parkinson’s disease such as the smaller, slower movements and lower volume of speech.


Research indicates that exercise prescriptions designed for individuals with Parkinson’s disease can slow the rate of progression of the disease. Sage Outpatient provides LSVT BIG® and LSVT LOUD® through certified physical, occupational, and speech therapists.

Our therapists have been certified through LSVT Global, Inc. to provide treatment for individuals with movement disorders related to Parkinson’s disease and other neurological disorders using the LSVT BIG® and LSVT LOUD® protocol.



What is LSVT BIG®?

The LSVT BIG® program is an intensive amplitude-based exercise program focused on bigger motor movements. A certified physical and/or occupational therapist will deliver the LSVT BIG® program to help individuals utilize high effort exercise to normalize movement. Research has shown that completion of the program can improve walking speed, step length, balance, trunk rotation, and quality of life.

What is LSVT LOUD®?

A certified speech therapist delivers the LSVT LOUD® program to improve both voice and speech of individuals by focusing on the underlying physical pathology utilizing an effective and concise cuing system.

LSVT LOUD® addresses vocal amplitude, breath support, pitch range and vocal quality in an intensive program designed to incorporate their new “LOUD” voice in their everyday environment.

The LSVT LOUD® program focuses on amplitude-based training for the voice.

How It Works

LSVT BIG® and LSVT LOUD® treatment includes 16 individual one-hour sessions, four consecutive days, for a total of four weeks.

Individuals are required to perform daily homework and carryover exercises in order to maximize the full potential of the program.

Eligibility Requirements

Physician Order that reads “Evaluate and Treat PT/OT/ST for LSVT BIG and LOUD”


If you’re unsure which program fits your needs, no worries – we offer free consultations. Simply come in and meet with us. Tell us what’s wrong and we’ll tell you how we can help.


Sage Outpatient is the only facility in the Baton Rouge area who has developed a LSVT BIG® and LSVT LOUD® Wellness Program. This program is a group exercise class for people who have previously completed the individual LSVT BIG® and/or LSVT LOUD® treatment protocol with a certified physical, occupational or speech therapist.

The goal of the class is to continue implementing the LSVT principles in order to prevent functional decline. The certified therapists begin each class with the LSVT BIG® and LSVT LOUD® exercises followed by carry over of the principles in everyday life situations centered on a specific theme for the week.

Classes are currently offered every Friday 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM.

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Our team consists of many different professionals from several different disciplines. While they vary in what they treat and how they treat it, they all share one thing in common: commitment to your recovery.

Physicians, nurses, internal medical doctors, dieticians, physical, occupational, speech, and respiratory therapists – our team is more than just a team; we’re a family.

So when you come to us for help, that’s exactly how we treat you: like family.

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