Music therapy is the use of musical methods --- singing, playing instruments,
dancing --- to promote health and wellness, ease stress and express emotion.
All of these interventions have been shown to help patients improve their
physical, cognitive and social well-being.
Our program is especially effective for patients with pulmonary diseases,
including asthma, cystic fibrosis, and COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary
disease). Therapy is provided in one-on-one sessions or small music-making
classes. Breath-enhancing exercises allow patients to develop a self-management
plan while strengthening their pulmonary capabilities, increasing their
motivation and improving the results of rehabilitation. No musical experience
- Interventions include:
- Music-based breathing exercises
- Slide whistle
Music therapy is also provided in other departments and in conjunction
with other treatments. If you are interested, speak with your nurse, therapist