Music for Movement

Posted at 7:56 PM, Dec 14, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-14 21:57:08-05

BOISE, Idaho — In an effort to help people with Parkinson's disease and other disorders impacting mobility, "Music for Movement" combines science with songs.

It's a partnership between St. Luke's and the Boise Phil Harmonic.

The idea came from Neurologist Dr. Stephen Asher back in 1981. The basis of the program engages the nervous system which then sends a signal to a persons motor skills.

"It is very gratifying to be involved in establishing this program with St. Luke's. It is a way to meld the science of medicine with the world of music and the arts," said Asher.

An estimated 1,000,000 people suffer from Parkinson's in the United States. There is currently no cure.