We have started a new exercise program with our St. Augustine on-campus Parkinson’s Disease group. The exercise protocol is called LVST® BIG. It is a type of therapy that improves mobility and may slow disease progression through an evidence-based early and intensive exercise program. Melanie Lomaglio, PT, MSc, NCS, and Alison D’Alessandro, 7th semester student, both attended a continuing education course and both became certified to teach BIG this year. To learn more about BIG, visit their website at http://www.lsvtglobal.com/.
This exercise group is part of the Neuromuscular 3 (NM3) curriculum. It runs for 8 weeks each trimester. Each week a group of students from NM3 leads the exercise group with assistance from Lomaglio, D’Alessandro and Kerry Mallini, PT, MPT, NCS. What a wonderful community service!