PARC: Additional Therapies

Tai Chi Class

Kinesthetic (carrying out a physical activity, rather than listening to a lecture or merely watching a demonstration) movement and imagery strategies that address and work on:
  • Maintaining/improving balance
  • Weight shifting in sitting and standing
  • Dynamic standing balance
  • Body awareness through movement
  • Side to side movement
  • Posture
  • Breathing
  • Cognition- Ability to think and problem solve
  • Emotions
  • Relaxation
Animal Assisted Therapy

Animal Assisted Therapy (AAT) is a goal-directed intervention in which a volunteer trainer and dog certified by the Delta Society assist in therapy as an important part of the treatment process. AAT is directed by a therapist, while working within their scope of practice. AAT is designed to promote improvement in physical, social, emotional, and or cognitive (thinking and problem-solving) function. Acupuncture therapy

Acupuncture therapy is the practice of inserting fine needles through the skin to stimulate healing and ease pain. This therapeutic technique is used as a complementary treatment for ALS and a variety of health conditions.