Exercise program helps patients with Parkinson’s improve movement, quality of life

GOSHEN, N.Y. (June 15, 2017)— Access Physical Therapy & Wellness is pleased to announce that Julie Benzenberg, PT, DPT, has completed the LSVT BIG Certification for the treatment of individuals with movement disorders related to Parkinson’s. Research on LSVT BIG has revealed improvement of motor functioning following treatment, including faster walking with bigger steps, improved balance, and improvements in activities of daily living.

LSVT BIG was developed upon the fundamental principles of the Lee Silverman Voice Treatment (LSVT), used in helping people with Parkinson’s improve speech intelligibility and volume.

Benzenberg, who practices at Access Physical Therapy & Wellness’ Goshen office, became certified in LSVT BIG because she wanted to be able to better help people with Parkinson’s disease.

“As a physical therapist, I have a passion for helping others reach their goals,” said Benzenberg. “When I researched the effectiveness of LSVT BIG in the treatment of individuals with Parkinson’s, I desired to pursue the Certification. I look forward to helping people with Parkinson’s meet their goals and improve their quality of life.”

Parkinson’s disease is a degenerative neurological disorder that can have effects on the motor system. This can result in a person developing difficulties with movement, speed, and steadiness.

LSVT BIG is both standardized and individualized. Movement is emphasized through a specific protocol to improve everyday daily activities.

With clinics in New York, Connecticut, Pennsylvania and North Carolina, Access Physical Therapy & Wellness is the fastest growing physical therapy company based in New York’s Hudson Valley. They have been named to the Best Companies to Work for in New York list for 2011, 2013, 2015, and 2017 due to exceptional employee satisfaction, benefits, and company policies. Access Physical Therapy & Wellness provides a full range of services in physical, occupational and speech therapy.

The Goshen clinic provides services for conditions associated with the hand, wrist, and elbow. They can range from orthopedic injuries, osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, cumulative trauma disorders and repetitive strain injuries, and tendon injuries. We also specialize in custom splinting for the hand, wrist, and elbow.

The Goshen office is located in Suite 203 at 30 Hatfield Ln. Hours are Monday – Thursday from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m., Friday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturday from 8 a.m. to noon.

For more information regarding LSVT BIG therapy, patients are encouraged to call the Goshen office at (845) 615-2222 or visit www.accessptw.com.


Access Physical Therapy & Wellness is a 100% therapist owned organization providing quality physical therapy, occupational therapy, and speech therapy services in clinics located across New York’s Hudson Valley, in Pennsylvania, Connecticut, and in North Carolina. For more information, please visit https://www.accessptw.com.