Authors

ROBERTA ROSA, TIZIANA DE VITA, FELICIA NAPOLITANO

Departments

Parthenope University, Via Medina, 40 - Naples, Italy

Abstract


Introduction: Recent evidence suggests that therapeutic dance may be an appropriate form of physical activity for some individuals with Neurodegenerative Diseases. Rolando Toro’s Biodanza System (SRT) is a therapeutic strategy of human develop- ment and growth that integrates movement, music and emotions to induce motor, relational and emotional experiences.

Case presentation: By drawing on Neuroscientific research, the authors describe therapeutic aspects and the use of “Biodanza SRT” in clinical cases of Neurodegenerative Diseases. By involving people on a physical, mental, emotional, and social level, the aim is to create new movement patterns integrating the individual's emotional and motor components, in order to generate adaptive responses aimed at strengtheningthe self-esteem and self-efficacy of the communication-relational skills.

Conclusion: “Biodanza SRT” represents an innovative and effective strategy that, in short terms, allows for the increase of psychological, general motor, and emotional-relational well-being, and the consequent improvement of Quality of Life (QoL).

Keywords

Autism, Pet-Therapy, Motor Disorder

DOI:

10.19193/0393-6384_2018_3s_230