The Power of Music and Parkinson’s Disease

Recent studies have shown that those with Parkinson’s disease who sing similar songs on a regular basis can increase the volume of their speaking voice and sharpen their articulation of spoken words. Similarly, community drumming can help people with Parkinson’s Disease (PD) regulate movement symptoms and ward off depression through creative expression.

At InMotion, we believe in the power of music and provide community singing and community drumming classes led by our board certified music therapist trained to support those living with PD every day. 

“Song in My Heart”

The “Song in My Heart” community sings together weekly at InMotion! Our board certified music therapist supports the group in choosing, singing and reflecting on their favorite songs each week while simultaneously supporting physical outcomes like improved posture and circulation and strengthening group members diaphragms.  Whether or not you would consider yourself “a singer” you are welcome to join. 

Below is a video of our “Song in my Heart” PD Fight Song.

LSVT Graduate Class

For those who have completed an LSVT Big and Loud Training Program, continue to practice your skills in a group setting. The program emphasizes big, repetitive motions and operatic voice exercises to help those with PD speak louder, correct their posture, and walk with agility instead of taking baby steps.

NOTE: The last LSVT class of each month will be open to everyone – not just graduates of the LSVT program.

Led by certified therapists from The Peter B. Lewis Aquatic Center.