Rhythmic Rehab: Boxing & Drumming

Rhythmic Rehab utilizes the many therapeutic benefits of boxing and drumming in order to help individuals struggling with movement disorders and other disabilities to improve control of their minds and bodies.

Due to the COVID pandemic, Rhythmic Rehab provided portable punching bag stations, gloves and TheraBands to participants and moved classes online. I was recently fortunate enough to begin providing services at a gym in The Arc where I now serve people living with various cognitive and physical barriers. Families and caregivers of many participants have reported improvements in movement, thinking and mood. Not long ago, one participant independently lifted her left leg into the car for the very first time. Her caregiver was astonished and asked the participant about it, to which she replied, "It's the drumming!"

Funded by Westminster, MD (May 2021)