Music therapy helps Parkinson’s patients reconnect mind with muscles

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“Care providers are now turning to music to help people with Parkinson’s Disease improve their quality of life.

With the help of a certified music therapist, pairing rhythms with exercise can help patients regain some movement and possibly slow down the progression of the disease, experts said.

In the ballroom of the Clara McLean House on the property of  First Health Moore Regional in Pinehurst, the room echoes with a drum beat. On the fourth Monday of every month, people fighting the effects of Parkinson’s Disease follow the beat of music therapist Rachel Shell.”

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