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McCarthy earns physical therapy certification

Elizabeth McCarthy, LPTA, at Carousel Physical Therapy’s Kilmarnock location, is now certified in the LSVT BIG program.

LSVT BIG is an intensive, amplitude focused physical therapy approach developed from principles of the effective Parkinson’s disease specific speech treatment LSVT LOUD.

“We see a lot of Parkinson’s patients and this is another tool that we are seeing successful outcomes from to help them regain their independence with day to day tasks,” said McCarthy.

Elizabeth McCarthy

The LSVT Global programs have been developed and scientifically researched over the past 25 years with funding from the National Institutes of Health. “I knew I wanted to become LSVT BIG certified because treating the geriatric population has always been a passion of mine, having grown up with both my maternal and paternal grandparents in my teenage years,” said McCarthy.

LSVT BIG is a standardized treatment protocol, which is customized to the unique goals of each patient including bo...

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