Expanded Rehab Services for Patients with Parkinson’s Disease

Audubon County Memorial Hospital & Clinics is pleased to announce that our Rehabilitation Services department is expanding their services for patients with Parkinson disease. Physical Therapist, Barb Jacobsen, has recently become certified in LSTV BIG, a program for people diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease.

Barb Jacobsen, Physical Therapist

People living with Parkinson’s disease often move differently, with gestures and actions that become smaller and slower. They may have trouble with getting around, getting dressed and with other activities of daily living. LSVT BIG trains people with Parkinson disease (PD) to use their body more normally.

“We are excited to be expanding our services for the communities that we serve,“ stated Jacobsen, “It is amazing to see what the committed patient with Parkinson’s Disease can accomplish with this program.

Because LSVT BIG treatment is customized to each person’s specific needs and goals, it can help regardless of the stage or severity of your condition. The treatment includes four one-hour sessions a week for four weeks, including daily practice and carryover exercises.

LSVT BIG treatment is delivered one-on-one and is tailored to each person’s own abilities and goals so that they work towards what’s meaningful to them. The treatment may also include both occupational therapy and speech therapy – all available at Audubon County Memorial Hospital & Clinics.

For more information about this new and exiting program, contact our rehab services department at 712-563- 5314.