In the field of Parkinson’s therapy, there’s a bit of a mini revolution coming on the past few years around dancing. Finally, therapy get sexy!
Professor Meg Morris is a world renowned Australian physiotherapist and researcher who is looking into the effectiveness and development of tango classes in treating posture and movement disorder in Parkinson’s. They run classes in Melbourne already.
Watch the ABC report here.
Over in the States, people are really embracing group classes in powerful ways to target all the symptoms of Parkinson’s disease like apathy, depression, reduced central muscle drive, stooped postured, freezing, shuffling and slow movements AND target all the mental capacities required to learn and follow.
What’s next? Who knows? Maybe Parkinson’s The Musical?