Saudade: An Exploration Of The Choreographic Process And The Power Of Dance, 2019 Dominican University of California
Saudade: An Exploration Of The Choreographic Process And The Power Of Dance, Audrey Erickson
Honors Theses and Capstone Projects
This paper serves as a reflection on my choreographic process as a LINES BFA senior and as an investigation into the innate power of human creative movement. I will document the challenges and joys of producing movement in the dancing arts, as well as illuminate the physical and psychological power of movement harbored within the practice of Dance Movement Therapy, an enduring form of psychotherapeutic movement used to promote emotional, social, cognitive, and physical well-being. The main goals of my personal choreographic experience, as well as those of my fellow Dance Majors were three-fold: 1) the cultivation of an encouraging ...
The Singing Voice During The First Two Years Of Testosterone Therapy: Working With The Trans Or Gender Queer Voice, 2018 University of Colorado Boulder
The Singing Voice During The First Two Years Of Testosterone Therapy: Working With The Trans Or Gender Queer Voice, Tessa M. Romano
Voice and Opera Graduate Theses & Dissertations
In order to better serve singers who identify as trans men or gender queer, voice teachers must understand the vocal effects of hormone replacement therapy, specifically that of testosterone therapy. Testosterone therapy is the only type of hormone replacement therapy that permanently changes the voice and eventually results in a full octave drop or more of a person’s spoken fundamental frequency. Due to such a dramatic shift, the voice change process can be turbulent.
This dissertation is designed to educate both cis gender voice teachers and trans and gender queer singers on the process of vocal change during the ...
Rhythmic Movements And Feeling States, 2018 Lesley University
Rhythmic Movements And Feeling States, Melanie Johnson
Expressive Therapies Dissertations
This study was conducted to test the validity of a theoretical framework in developmental psychology of body movement analysis, the Kestenberg Movement Profile (KMP). Motor patterns associated with needs and foundations for affect expression, the tension flow rhythms (TFRs), were examined. Recent research examined the validity of the TFRs in nonclinical adults and found preliminary support for some of the KMP’s assumptions associating smooth (indulging) rhythms with indulgent affects and sharp (fighting) movements with assertive or aggressive affects. This study aimed to test the TFRs associated with the first two years of development—the sucking, biting, twisting, and strain ...
Posttraumatic Growth And Residential Therapy: Cultivating Environments That Support And Facilitate Posttraumatic Growth And Positive Well-Being., Tracey Bachrach
Master of Applied Positive Psychology (MAPP) Capstone Projects
Residential therapy is intended for those needing mental health crisis intervention. The well-being of these people cannot be overlooked and should take an active role in the treatment process, especially for those struggling with the symptomology of posttraumatic stress. By utilizing both positive psychology and posttraumatic growth theory and practice, participants in residential therapy may strengthen personal well-being thus encouraging the posttraumatic growth process. Focusing on positive affect, engagement, relationships, meaning, and achievement can stimulate and support posttraumatic growth in an intentional setting such as residential therapy. This will shift treatment goals and outcomes away from deficit diagnosis and recovery ...
Effects Of Leg Girth And Leg Strength On Division I Track Athletes Race Performance, 2017 Morehead State University
Effects Of Leg Girth And Leg Strength On Division I Track Athletes Race Performance, Benjamin Clay Dixon
Morehead State Theses and Dissertations
Thesis presented to the faculty of the College of Science, Morehead State University in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Arts by Benjamin Clay Dixon on December 7, 2017.
The [E]Motionless Body No Longer: Tracing The Historical Intersections Of Mental Illness And Movement In The American Asylum, Holly Adele Herzfeld
Senior Projects Spring 2017
Senior Project submitted to The Division of Multidisciplinary Studies of Bard College.
Reiki And Healing Touch: Implications For Trauma Healing, 2017 SIT Graduate Institute
Reiki And Healing Touch: Implications For Trauma Healing, Cynthia Ford
This research explores implications for trauma healing through the energy therapies Reiki and Healing Touch. This is explored through the perspectives of women living in Tacoma, Washington who receive Reiki and/or Healing Touch and are also practitioners of Reiki and/or Healing Touch. In recent decades trauma healing has proved to be a holistic endeavor, and as the practice of energy therapies such as Reiki and Healing Touch are becoming more mainstream and even accepted in the medical community, these therapies boast a myriad of physical and psychological benefits that include trauma healing. A phenomenological approach is taken to ...
The Health Benefits Of Tai Chi, 2016 Southern Adventist University
The Health Benefits Of Tai Chi, Samantha Gozo
Current Issues in Health
The purpose of this study is to analyze the health benefits tai chi has to offer. The majority of the literature in this study mainly focuses on the health benefits for the elderly, which include improvement in balance and prevention of falls, rehabilitation from strokes, postural stability for patients with Parkinson’s disease, osteoarthritis, type 2 diabetes, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. This study also highlights the brief history of tai chi, as well as interviews from tai chi students and an instructor about their views and experiences with tai chi.
Somatic Experiencing: Using Interoception And Proprioception As Core Elements Of Trauma Therapy, 2015 Dartmouth College
Somatic Experiencing: Using Interoception And Proprioception As Core Elements Of Trauma Therapy, Peter Payne, Peter A. A. Levine, Mardi A. Crane-Godreau
Open Dartmouth: Faculty Open Access Articles
Here we present a theory of human trauma and chronic stress, based on the practice of Somatic Experiencing(®) (SE), a form of trauma therapy that emphasizes guiding the client's attention to interoceptive, kinesthetic, and proprioceptive experience. SE™ claims that this style of inner attention, in addition to the use of kinesthetic and interoceptive imagery, can lead to the resolution of symptoms resulting from chronic and traumatic stress. This is accomplished through the completion of thwarted, biologically based, self-protective and defensive responses, and the discharge and regulation of excess autonomic arousal. We present this theory through a composite case study ...
Moving Beyond Cardio: The Value Of Resistance Training, Balance Training, And Other Forms Of Exercise In The Management Of Diabetes, Marni J. Armstrong, Sheri R. Colberg, Ronald J. Sigal
Human Movement Sciences Faculty Publications
Traditionally, aerobic training has been a central focus of exercise promotion for diabetes management. However, people with diabetes have much to gain from other forms of exercise. This article reviews the evidence and recommendations on resistance, balance, and flexibility training, as well as other, less traditional, forms of exercise such as yoga and Tai Chi.
Combination Of Music And Aromatherapy To Improve The Efficiency Of Motor Functions And Speech In Patients Paralyzed From Stroke., 2015 Virginia Commonwealth University
Combination Of Music And Aromatherapy To Improve The Efficiency Of Motor Functions And Speech In Patients Paralyzed From Stroke., Mounica Bevara
Undergraduate Research Posters
With the rapid development of medical technology, millions of dollars are being spent on discovering innovative methods of treating fatal diseases such as stroke that may also result in temporary paralysis. Physiotherapy treatments aimed at restoring brain function in patients paralyzed following a stroke is subjective to the patient and does not guarantee complete rehabilitation. While many practitioners have attempted to employ complementary and alternative methods of treatment such as massage therapy, acupuncture therapy, siddha, and marma therapy, none of them proved to be equally as effective as physiotherapy. However, prior studies support the notion that aromatherapy used in combination ...
The Effects Of Spinal Manipulative Therapy On Isokinetic Strength And Postactivation Potentiation, 2015 University of Kentucky
The Effects Of Spinal Manipulative Therapy On Isokinetic Strength And Postactivation Potentiation, Grant D. Sanders
Theses and Dissertations--Kinesiology and Health Promotion
Spinal manipulative therapy (SMT) is a therapeutic procedure employed by various healthcare practitioners for alleviating acute and chronic musculoskeletal complaints. This form of treatment is also delivered to enhance the performance and augment the rehabilitation of athletes. However, despite research findings alleging the strength-modulating effects of SMT alongside numerous professional athletes’ positive anecdotal claims concerning its results, the physiological processes to explain its effects remain largely unexplained. Therefore, the purpose of this work was to investigate the effects of SMT in a college-aged sample population with two experiments.
The first study examined the effect of SMT targeting the lumbosacral region ...
Effects Of Eccentric Exercise On Tendon Loading And Ankle Power During A Single-Leg Heel Rise And Lowering Tank, 2014 George Fox University
Effects Of Eccentric Exercise On Tendon Loading And Ankle Power During A Single-Leg Heel Rise And Lowering Tank, Derek Palmer, Jordan Visser, Jason Beilstein
Student-Faculty Research - School of Physical Therapy
No abstract provided.
Somatosensory Impairment And Balance Dysfunction In Multiple Sclerosis, 2014 University of Massachusetts Amherst
Somatosensory Impairment And Balance Dysfunction In Multiple Sclerosis, Stephanie Jones
UMass Center for Clinical and Translational Science Research Retreat
Impaired balance and gait function are highly prevalent and associated with reduced quality of life in those with Multiple Sclerosis (MS). Recent evidence implicates the somatosensory system as a major contributor to balance dysfunction in this population. As part of the mini-symposium entitled "Advanced Computational and Technological Approaches to Mitigating Mobility Dysfunction in People with Multiple Sclerosis," this presentation will discuss evidence supporting the role of reduced somatosensation in balance for those with MS and introduce a new paradigm to assess sensation during functional postures in the clinical and laboratory settings.
Improving Balance And Mobility In People With Multiple Sclerosis, 2014 University of Massachusetts Amherst
Improving Balance And Mobility In People With Multiple Sclerosis, Richard Van Emmerik
UMass Center for Clinical and Translational Science Research Retreat
Impaired balance and gait function are highly prevalent and associated with reduced quality of life in those with Multiple Sclerosis (MS). Recent evidence implicates the somatosensory system as a major contributor to balance dysfunction in this population. As part of the mini-symposium entitled "Advanced Computational and Technological Approaches to Mitigating Mobility Dysfunction in People with Multiple Sclerosis," this presentation will review current intervention and rehabilitation methods aimed at improving balance and mobility in people with MS. Particular focus will be on the effects of Tai Chi training, which integrates coordination, strength and flexibility in enhancing adaptive postural control and physical ...
Does Parent And Therapist Delivered Qigong Massage Therapy Decrease Sensory And Self-Regulation Impairments In Children Ages 3-6 Years Old With Autism?, 2013 Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Does Parent And Therapist Delivered Qigong Massage Therapy Decrease Sensory And Self-Regulation Impairments In Children Ages 3-6 Years Old With Autism?, Lisa A. White
PCOM Physician Assistant Studies Student Scholarship
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this selective EBM review is to determine whether or not parent and therapist delivered Qigong massage therapy decreases sensory and self-regulation impairments in children ages 3-6 years old with autism.
STUDY DESIGN: Reviewed three English primary studies published in 2005, 2009 and 2011.
DATA SOURCES: All studies were randomized controlled trials that compared a group of children with autism who received Qigong massage treatments to a controlled group of children with autism who did not receive the treatments. All studies were found using PubMED and Cochrane research databases.
OUTCOMES MEASURED: Overall reduction in sensory and self-regulation ...
Fibromyalgie, Douleur Et Fasciathérapie, 2012 Universidad Fernando Pessoa
Fibromyalgie, Douleur Et Fasciathérapie, Cyril Dupuis, Danis Bois
Ce travail porte sur la fasciathérapie appliquée aux douleurs de la fibromyalgie, et tente de répondre à la question « quels sont les effets de la fasciathérapie sur la douleur et ses consé- quences, ainsi que sur le vécu des patients qui souffrent de fibromyalgie ? » Pour cela, j’ai présenté le champ théorique des douleurs chroniques et du syndrome fibromyalgique, ainsi que celui des thérapies s’adressant aux fascias et notamment la fasciathérapie méthode Danis Bois. J’ai abordé cette recherche avec une posture double pour tenter d’appréhender la ...
Perceived Benefits Of Yoga Participants Enrolled In Different Yoga Styles, 2011 California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo
Perceived Benefits Of Yoga Participants Enrolled In Different Yoga Styles, Jennifer Lovas
Recreation, Parks, and Tourism Administration
Yoga affects the lifestyles of many individuals ranging from child and teen to senior. The Yoga Centre studios in San Luis Obispo and Arroyo Grande provide a variety of classes conducive to the yoga practice for all ages and levels. The purpose of this study was to examine the perceived benefits of participants enrolled in different styles of yoga at the Yoga Centre. The 163 participants completed the survey using self-administered and electronic questionnaires distributed in January of 2011. Stress relief was the highest perceived benefit. Most participants started yoga for health and fitness reasons and most were fearful of ...
Does Massage Therapy Promote Weight Gain In Preterm Infants?, 2011 Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Does Massage Therapy Promote Weight Gain In Preterm Infants?, Tyler Rychlewski
PCOM Physician Assistant Studies Student Scholarship
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this systematic review is to determine whether or not massage therapy promotes weight gain in preterm infants.