LVST BIG Program

Brother John's Story

“ From the day I walked in I was impressed by the professionalism that accompanied the personal care that marked my time in the program. ”

Brother John
I enrolled at the LSVT BIG program at Touro Infirmary at the suggestion of my general practitioner, my neurologist and people I knew who had Parkinson’s. I was diagnosed with early on-set PD eight years ago; I knew exercise was important but did not know what would help. From the day I walked in I was impressed by the professionalism that accompanied the personal care that marked my time in the program. The therapists who worked with me actually listened to me, worked with my situation, and patiently encouraged and taught me what I could do to increase mobility and stamina. It worked! I believe the attention during my sessions and follow-up between the sessions by the two therapists demonstrated both skill and caring in equal measure. It has been a great help to me.