Music for Health


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Music for Health

Starting this September St. Paul’s will be offering a music for health exercise clinic. This program is being run under the leadership of Dr. Corene Hurt-Thaut, a neurologic music therapist at the University of Toronto. Each session will incorporate a spiritual aspect by beginning with prayer and closing with a hymn.

What: Eleven 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 with them.

How: Students from Music and Health Science Program are providing sessions under the leadership of Dr. Corene Hurt-Thaut, Neurologic Music Therapist in the Faculty of Music at the University of Toronto.

When: Friday mornings from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., starting September 29 to December 15, 2017 (except December 1).

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

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