The programs offered at Florida Movement Therapy Centers address all conditions in a highly energized environment. With programs like Boxing for Balance and NeuroEd, our licensed therapists treat all of the physical aspects of mobility – strength, balance, coordination and safety. The programs at Florida Movement Therapy Centers are comprehensive in design in order to retrain the brain and develop the body to work as a whole again.
Boxing For Balance
Boxing is a primary focus of treatment for patients that experience loss of balance. Created by FLMTC, Boxing for Balance™ is a dynamic, non-contact training program that incorporates whole-body movements to improve your reaction time, balance and overall fitness.
Rock Steady Boxing®
Founded in 2006, Rock Steady Boxing is a non-profit organization that developed a specific program to help people battle all stages of Parkinson’s disease. Science has proven that forced intense exercise can slow the progression of Parkinson’s by training to improve balance, hand-eye coordination, agility and mental focus.
Pound Out Parkinson’s
Inspired by POUND®, the workout program based on the infectious, energizing and sweat-dripping fun of playing the drums, Florida Movement Therapy Centers created a program to have patients pound out Parkinson’s. Using upbeat music and light-weight drumsticks, Pound Out Parkinson’s stimulates the body as well as the mind and is guaranteed to energize you while improving your overall health and well-being.
Fight Parkinson’s disease by performing a specific sequence of intensive exercises, stretches and functional activities while challenging your emotion, cognition, and strength. Exclusive to FLMTC, Combat Parkinson’s™ is a rigorous program uniquely designed for neurological conditions that promotes postural awareness and improves coordination and balance.
FLMTC is home to LSVT BIG® and LSVT LOUD® certified therapists. Both research based-programs are designed to improve mobility and speech through a whole-body amplitude-based training protocol.
LSVT® BIG will teach the patient how to avoid inactivity and keep their movements ALIVE during everyday activities which will help improve their quality of life! LSVT physical therapy yoga pose LSVT® BIG is a standardized exercise prescription that adheres to principles of practice promoting strength, motor learning, and changes in brain function. It consists of 16 individual therapy sessions, four times a week for four weeks, one hour per session. During the sessions the patient learns multiple repetitions of whole body large amplitude functional movement, moving from simple real world tasks to more complex functional movements. Extensive positive feedback reinforces success and teaches self-monitoring while the patient practices meaningful tasks. Upon completion of LSVT® BIG training, we recommend regular “tune-ups” every 3 months to sustain motivation, assure adherence to home programs and increase community participation. LSVT® BIG is an intensive physical and occupational therapy exercise program for people with Parkinson’s disease and other neurological conditions. Treatments target the production of larger amplitude whole body functional movements while retraining the sensory awareness of the effort required for normal movement.
NeuroEd™ is an all-inclusive approach to physical and occupational therapies that benefits both acute and chronic conditions using TRX, Total Gym, Tai Chi, dance and heavy ropes. Full body movement patterns are applied to increase coordination and stability to both neurological and musculoskeletal patients.