Music for Health

Starts September 13. For more info, please contact Robert Hurkmans.

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Music for Health

Music for Health is an exercise clinic program is being run under the leadership of Dr. Corene Hurt-Thaut, a neurologic music therapist at the University of Toronto. Numerous research studies have shown that engaging your body and brain in these research-based musical exercises can improve balance, strength, endurance, and range of motion, as well as decrease your risk of falling. Each session will incorporate a spiritual aspect by beginning with prayer and closing with a hymn.

What: Sessions will use Neurologic Music Therapy techniques to help improve physical fitness in a fun and supportive environment. These musical exercises can improve balance, strength, endurance, range of motion, as well as decrease risk of falling.

Who: The clinic is designed for persons with Parkinson’s disease, acquired brain injury, cerebral palsy, multiple sclerosis and the healthy elderly who want to stay fit and reduce their risk of falls. Your physician’s approval will be necessary. Participants who use mobility devices must be independent of them.

When: Friday mornings from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., and 11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. starting September 13 to December 13.

Where: St. Paul’s Bloor Street in the gymnasium, which has elevator access.

Cost: $10 donation per session. Scholarships are available.

What to Bring: Comfortable clothing and shoes for exercising, a water bottle