Five therapists from the Wesley Community’s
outpatient therapy program have completed training
and received certification in both LSVT Big
and LSVT Loud methodologies through funding
from an anonymous donor.
The certification allows the outpatient therapy
program to provide new services to those diagnosed
with Parkinson’s disease.
“We are grateful to our anonymous donor for
funding the training needed to achieve these certifications
and allowing the Wesley Community to
better serve those who need specialized therapy
as a result of having Parkinson’s disease,” said J.
Brian Nealon, CEO of the Wesley Community.
LSVT certification programs, run by LSVT
Global in Tucson, Ariz., are designed to train
rehabilitation therapists in an evidence-based
treatment approach for individuals with Parkinson’s
The LSVT Big program helps Parkinson’s patients
avoid inactivity, move more easily, improve
balance, and increase torso rotation through
a series of specialized movements, while the
LSVT Loud program focuses on improvements
in speech clarity and volume, increased facial
expression, and improved vocalization, Wesley
health officials said.
Both programs are available to current and
prospective patients in addition to the wide
range of services offered at the outpatient therapy
program, including physical therapy, occupational
therapy, speech therapy, aquatic therapy,
orthopedics, pediatric therapy services and CORE
To learn more, call 691-1451 or visit www.thewesleycommunity.org.
The Wesley Community is a 36-acre, nonprofit
agency in Saratoga Springs that serves the needs
of the elderly, as well as active seniors, adults and