We also have a new Neurochangers logo !
This year we have made some new changes with our neurological centre Aim2Walk in Toronto. With many ideas and discussions regarding our name, we have decided to go ahead and change our name to Neurochangers. Our second location in Whitby is also named Neurochangers which made our decision and transition easier. With this going forward we have also amalgamated our blog into our website. Although this Neurochangers blog has been a successful way to create and share information to our readers for the past 5 years, this will be our last post on this site. We ask kindly that you take the time to follow us at our new site where we will continue to share health tips, technology and keep you updated on the latest events and compelling client progress stories. We thank you for your love and support over the past 5 years and we look forward to having you stop by our newest site! Click here to subscribe.
From Aim2Walk’s Neurochangers Family, we thank you!
The month of May is an exciting month to be downtown Toronto. A few weeks ago I wrote about Tangled Art Gallery, opening May 4th displaying art and disability. I also shared the exciting addition of several featured documentaries providing described video technology for the deaf at this years International Documentary Festival (Hot Docs) from April 28th-May 8th.
In addition there is the opening for the ReelAbilities Film Festival (RAFF) from May 12th-19th. Toronto is scheduled to launch the first annual edition of RAFF.
This is the largest film festival in North America dedicated to promoting the awareness and appreciation of lives, stories and art of people with disabilities.
The Festival will take place in 13 other cities across the United States with Toronto being the first city in Canada. RAFF showcases films, conversations and artistic programs to explore, embrace, and celebrate the diversity of our shared human experience.
With tickets only $12 and 14 different public screenings and panel discussions to choose from, there is sure to be something to appeal to everyone. Visit the ticket box office and book your shows now. https://tytix.tiff.net/scripts/max/10.17.40.32-34000/maxweb.exe
Michelle Wolfe, RMT
Frederico Bitti was healed by the power of dance. A little over 8 years ago, Frederico was diagnosed with Dystonia, a movement disorder affecting different muscles in his body. After years of medical use, Botox injections and drugs, he found out about movement therapies. He came to Toronto and worked with Joaquin Farias to build a program of movements to help strengthen his body and retrain his brain. Frederico used his body as a tool to get to his brain. During his training he began to find changes in both his body movements as well as his self-confidence. One day while walking and listening to music, he began to dance. Right away, he knew he had found something positive which would change his life. He felt like a different person and realized he could be in charge of his body again through the movement of dance.
The Globe and Mail shared a great video of his story titled, “Choosing Madonna over Meds, One Man’s Quest to Walk.” Watch the video below:
The Globe and Mail, Choosing Madonna Over Meds
Frederico also did a great TEDx talk. I’ve watched many TED Talks over the years and I have to say, his definitely has the best ending!
Frederico wonders how powerful it would be if healthcare were to combine, medicine, science, and this new approach, to help those with movement disorders. If only we had the time, resources, the will and strength to listen to the human being in his wholeness, the possibilities would be endless!
I encourage you all to take some time today, and dance!