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
- Cognition- Ability to think and problem solve
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 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.