Charlie Wonsettler, DPT, LSVT BIG Certified
Charlie graduated from the University of Pittsburgh in 2017 to acquire his Doctor of Physical Therapy. Specializing in the areas of dizziness, balance and movement disorders, Charlie focuses treatment on neuro-muscular diseases, such as:
- Vestibular (dizziness) disorders
- CVA (Stroke)
- Multiple Sclerosis
- Traumatic Brain Injuries
- Spinal Cord Injuries
Charlie is certified in LSVT BIG. LSVT BIG is an effective, evidence-based and empowering treatment for people in all stages of Parkinson’s disease (PD) with application to other neurological conditions such as CVA. 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.
In addition to working with neurological disorders, Charlie is certified in the Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA). The SFMA is a movement based diagnostic system which systematically finds the cause of pain – not just the source – by logically breaking down dysfunctional movement patterns in a structured, repeatable assessment.