Dance Therapy

Range Of Motion Dance

Bodyworkers Add Another Healing Technique to their Tool Kits

I am sitting on my chair
at a quiet beach.
The sun is shining brightly.

Warm waves lap at my feet
as they dangle in the water...

I move my feet together
and scoop the warm water over my shoulders
and scoop the warm water over my face...
then scoop the warm water over my head
covering me with a warm waterfall.

Dance Movement Therapy

Dancing Your Way to Health

Renee was 4 1/2 years old when she walked stiff-legged into my office. She was born with arthrogryposis, a congenital disease where the elbows and knees can’t bend, and the feet are often malformed. Renee had a milder form of arthrogryposis so that her arms moved, but her knees wouldn’t bend. People with arthrogryposis have difficulty with simple tasks like brushing their teeth or combing their hair. They have difficulty with walking because of foot placement. Not being able to bend the knee makes climbing, jumping or running difficult. But Renee loved to dance.