Moving Through Parkinson's
Moving Through Parkinson’s, LLC (MTP) is an affiliate program of CSU Dance. Founded by Lisa Morgan, MTP was started as an extension of ongoing classes through the Music Therapy Program at Colorado State University. MTP classes are for people living with movement challenges that affect balance, coordination, strength, and more. We have primarily focused on Parkinson’s, but invite people living with MS, recovery from stroke, traumatic brain injury, and general aging mobility issues. Care partners are always welcome.
Classes are held in person and online at the CSU Center for Healthy Aging and sponsored by Parkinson's Association of the Rockies. CSU Music Therapy students accompany the classes gaining practicum experience and CSU Dance majors participate as interns, gaining experience in and teaching dance as therapy. CSU Occupational Therapy students also join the classes, offering valuable spotting support for participants and collaboration on research projects.
Through specifically designed movement sequences, we work to improve balance, combat stiffness and rigidity, and improve coordination and spatial awareness. Our goals are to build confidence to move with freedom and ease, acquire tools to use on a daily basis, build strength and endurance and, overall, to improve well being.
“These classes have helped me in so many ways – physically, psychologically and socially.”
“This experience has been life changing for me!”
- Monday, 11 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
- Wednesday, 2:15-3:30 p.m.
- Classes take place both IN-PERSON and ONLINE via ZOOM. Registration is not required.
- Physical location: 151 W. Lake in the CSU Center on Healthy Aging (NW corner of College and Prospect streets).