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Meet Dr. Julia Perez

Dr. Julia Perez is a Doctor of Physical Therapy at The Spine & Health Center of Montvale. Julia is interested in all aspects of physical therapy. She completed a clinical rotation at Genesis Rehab in Parsippany NJ which broadened her experience with the geriatric population, and she completed two outpatient rotations where she discovered interests in high school athletes and pediatrics. Julia is a LSVT BIG Clinician. LSVT BIG is a form of treatment that helps improve movements of people with Parkinson’s Disease.

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Meet Simona Vitali-Bryant

Simona Vitali-Bryant is a highly talented, knowledgeable and compassionate Physical Therapist Assistant. Her experience is extensive, as she combines European and American methods of healing. During her tenure at various organizations, she gained valuable insights into outpatient and inpatient care, patient education, patient safety, creation and organization of Physical Therapy protocols while enhancing her leadership and collaboration skills. She’s a perpetual student, an ardent reader of research for new and effective rehabilitation and holistic healing approaches, especially regarding women’s health and neurological disorders.

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Meet Dr. Kaitlyn Mital

Dr. Mital, PT, DPT, LSVT is a Doctor of Physical Therapy at the Spine & Health Center of NJ in their Oradell location. Dr. Kaitlyn has her Doctorate in Physical Therapy with certified training in Pelvic Floor treatments through the Herman & Wallace Pelvic Rehabilitation Institute. She is adaptive and inclusive trainer (AIT) certified as well, making her qualified to conduct fitness and physical therapy services for people with disabilities and maintain an inclusive setting.

LSVT BIG at SHC

The Spine & Health Center of New Jersey is proud to offer LSVT BIG.

LSVT BIG trains people with Parkinson disease (PD) to use their body more normally. People living with PD or other neurological conditions 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 effectively trains improved movements for any activity, whether “small motor” tasks like buttoning a shirt or “large motor” tasks like getting up from sofa or chair or maintaining balance while walking. The treatment improves walking, self-care and other tasks by helping people “recalibrate” how they perceive their movements with what others actually see. It also teaches them how and when to apply extra effort to produce bigger motions – more like the movements of everyone around them.

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. That said, the treatment may be most effective in early or middle stages of your condition, when you can both improve function and potentially slow further symptom progression. Beginning your work with LSVT BIG before you've noticed significant problems with balance, mobility or posture will often lead to the best results, but it's never too late to start. LSVT BIG can produce significant improvements even for people facing considerable physical difficulties.

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. It requires (and can only be given by) an LSVT BIG Certified Clinician as part of prescribed physical or occupational therapy. Its holistic approach addresses not only movement issues but also takes into account non-motor symptoms including emotional changes and cognitive changes. It helps people "recalibrate" to recognize when their movements are smaller or slower than they think. Its sessions are based on the most effective, evidence-based strategies for learning and neuroplasticity (the brain's ability to change). It's designed to help people apply what they learn in treatment sessions to more comfortable, confident movements in everyday life beyond treatment sessions.