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Cedar’s Team Earns LSVT BIG Certification

We are happy to announce that Gayle Katzman RPT, Brenna O’Keefe MS, OTR/L, Al Dovale MSPT, and Heather Silva OTR/L from Cedar Crest and Cedar Home Health have received the LSVT BIG Certification.  This certification provides specialized treatment to improve function and quality of life for individuals with Parkinson’s Disease.  We are excited to offer this unique program to our patients both at Cedar Crest in Cranston, Rhode Island and our Cedar Home Health division.


What is LSVT BIG?

Lee Silverman  Voice Treatment (LSVT BIG) was developed in the 1980’s to help the million plus individuals in the United States affected by Parkinson’s Disease and other neurological disorders.  These individuals have a higher rate of falls, movement disorders and decreased ADL function.  LSVT BIG is the only evidence based treatment that has  been shown to improve quality of life.

What is the LSVT BIG Treatment Program?

Exercise is Medicine!  Treatment is a four week process.  Therapy sessions are one hour a day, 4 days a week.  Individuals must carryover exercises taught.  Homework is a must! Therapists will instruct patients in standardized exercises and personalized functional tasks.   Focus for this treatment is on BIGGER MOVEMENTS and improving quality of life.

This service is covered by most insurance.  Our team is excited to provide this service to our Rhode Island Community at Home or in a skilled setting.  Please contact Cedar Crest or Cedar Home Health for more information.  Community referrals are welcome.


Cedar Crest:

Admissions Coordinator Linda Ferschke RN 401.944.8500 ext 117

Cedar Home Health

Allison Delamare

401.944.8500 ext. 112