PT360 offers several rehabilitation options for individuals suffering from a neurological condition. Neurological conditions we treat include, but are not limited to, Parkinson's disease multiple sclerosis, neuropathies, spinal cord injury, and stroke. Therapy focuses on restoring or improving function to optimize independence with activities of daily living.
LSVT BIG for Parkinson's Disease
The LSVT BIG program is a special program for patients with Parkinson’s disease that are having difficulties with their mobility and balance. It focuses on addressing daily mobility and functional activities that patients are having difficulty with. The program is an intensive four-week program consisting of four one-hour session per week. The sessions include repetitive practice of seven maximal daily movements, which stress large amplitude movements to enable patients to “move big” in their daily lives and re-establish normal movement patterns. In addition to the daily maximal movements, the program focuses specifically on walking with practice of “big walking”, where increased stride length and increased arm swing are points of emphasis. The end of each session will be focused on a specific daily task that is giving the patient lots of issues and that they specifically want to work on. This is known as a hierarchy task and it is broken up into component tasks that will be worked on over the four week program. As the patient progresses through the LSVT program, the component tasks will be combined into performance of the single hierarchical task. In addition to the formal LSVT BIG Program, patients are provided with a home exercise program to further enhance the improvements they are able to make through this program. Duncan Secor, PT, DPT is trained in LSVT BIG and works in our S Burlington clinic
Specialized Equipment for Neurological Rehab
PT360 has specialized equipment that can be used for neurological rehabilitation. First and foremost, our salt water therapy pools in Williston and Shelburne have 3' and 4' sections to create a safe and supportive environment for patients to build strength, flexibility, balance, and improve their gait mechanics. Poolside bars and along the 3' section provide additional support and safety, and both pools are equipped with a battery-powered lift for those patients who are not able to navigate the stairs.
Available at our Williston location, the Alter-G Anti-Gravity Treadmill uses a pressurized chamber to counteract gravity and reduce impact on the body as you work to improve gait, balance, and full range of motion. The Anti-Gravity Treadmill is ideal for patients looking to re-gain mobility, develop strength & fitness, and improve functional movement. It is also equipped with a motorized lift system to allow patients who are unable to step into the treadmill chamber to safely access and use the Alter-G.
You can learn more about our equipment by going to our Specialized Rehab Equipment page!