At FLMTC we offer classes at all locations to complement the client’s physical therapy, occupational therapy and speech therapy. All classes are run by licensed therapists and sponsored by the Florida Movement Disorder Foundation. These classes include Rock Steady Boxing, Beat to Defeat, Let’s Talk! Speech Wellness, Balance Class and Boot Camp. A description of the classes are listed below:
FLMTC is a proud affiliate of Rock Steady Boxing. Rock Steady Boxing is a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the quality of life of people diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease. RSB in an intense non-contact boxing class to improve balance, coordination and daily function. RSB’s mission is to empower people to “fight back” against Parkinson’s disease.
Beat to Defeat is an upbeat fitness class that focuses on movement through drumming and music. Research has proven the powerful effects that drumming and music have on an individual’s physical, mental, emotional and social well being. The class is designed to improve timing, coordination, agility, activity tolerance, proprioception, and focus.
The Let’s Talk! SpeechWellness class focuses on speech, swallowing and voice exercises, as well as cognitive tasks in a small group setting. Patients participate in activities and in discussion about topics related to movement disorders. Patients also learn strategies to improve their safety and functional communication skills outside of the therapy setting. The class is lead by a speech-language pathologist at your local FLMTC clinic.