In all that time, and across all ages, settings and abilities, the key component of successful therapy intervention is for the client to be able to focus on treatment. Without focus, learning cannot take place, and re-learning (rehabilitation) is compromised. The brain requires focus to hard-wire neurons in order to get reliable, automatic cognitive and motor responses to the environment.
Research tells us that a precursor to focus is stress reduction to a manageable level. Research also tells us that slow, repetitive, and rhythmic sensation calms the nervous system.
I am very happy to see LifeMovesTM as a product specifically for the adult population. I can envision it being used in a variety of rehab settings. Following illness or injury, movement is stressful both emotionally and physically. Patients are nervous about re-injury, pain, and the unknown future of recouping their previous level of function. Some will re-injure themselves in their eagerness to recover. Others will not reach their potential out of fear. LifeMoves can be used in both arenas to help clients stay calm and focused.
Obviously, I am a big fan of your product. I believe its simplicity, rhythmic music and movement, friendly faces, and visual effects combine to create an incredible experience for those who use it!” Sharon Gregoire OTR/L