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Community Recreation and Wellness Programs - Toronto

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The following programs and organizations have offered adapted programming or specialized programs in Toronto to people with MS. Please contact the recreation providers listed below to find out if a program is currently running and receive more details (dates, fee information, etc.).

If you are a recreation provider who would like to request to add a program or who would like more information about running a program for people with MS, please contact Lynn or 416-967-3032.

Vibrant Healthcare Alliance
A weekly exercise program for people with physical disabilities (Mondays from 6-7pm).

Body Harmonics (Pilates), 672 Dupont St. Suite 406, (Dupont/Christie)
Neuro Active - Builds strength, flexibility and alignment. 13 week sessions, ongoing registration, multiple fee options: drop-in class cards, monthly fees, etc.

Toronto Parks and Recreation
North York – (416) 395-6183
East York & Toronto – (416) 397-4677
Etobicoke York – (416) 394-8746
Scarborough– (416) 396-7760
Contact for information about integration services at your municipal Parks and Recreation Department. At registration, please be clear about your need for adapted services.

TIME, Together in Movement in Exercise  (See schedule for locations in your area)
A group exercise program designed by physiotherapists and led by fitness instructors. Achieve the following: get fit and increase your energy; increase confidence in your balance; move with more ease. Must be able to walk independently for 10 m (30 feet) with or without a cane or walker.

Prosserman JCC, 4588 Bathurst St.
416-638-1881 ext. 4235
MS Support and Fitness Group - This program is designed to maintain independence, movement, flexibility and confidence. Instruction is geared toward limited mobility and senior age groups, including those not currently active. A written referral from your attending physician is required.

Wheel Dance-750 Spadina Avenue (Miles Nadal JCC)

wheeldance@outlook.com or phone 647-297-3198 - Wheel Dance classes are open to all ages and abilities and offer an introduction to Latin and ballroom dance in a comfortable and accessible environment. Classes are mixed abilities- everyone is welcome! Participants are invited to bring a partner or come on their own (we have volunteers on site to partner up with participants). Cost is $70 per session or $10 per class.

Yoga Centre of Toronto, 2428 Yonge St. (Yonge & Eglinton)
Yoga for people with special needs, 10 week program. One flight of stairs up to studio.

Tai Chi Health Recovery, 134 D’Arcy St. (Spadina & Dundas); and 1430 Kingston Rd (at Warden).
Downtown 416-656-2110, flk@taoist.org; Upper Beaches 416-461-1043, upperbeaches@taoist.org Specialized program for people responding to aging, chronic illness or the consequences of injury. As needed, movements are adapted for people with reduced mobility.

Medix School, Scarborough campus, 2130 Lawrence Ave E, suite 205
Free massage therapy - Medix student massage therapy clinic (wheelchair accessible) offers a 60 minute massage for those living with MS (max 3 sessions). Call to book.

Smart Start (Edithvale Community Centre, 131 Finch Ave W.)
Pauline Phillips 416-395-0267
Stand unassisted, lower and upper body weight training, ongoing

Chair Yoga with Rani Yoga Devi (Stan Wadlow Clubhouse, 373 Cedarvale Ave, at Woodbine & Danforth) 416-690-5510, yogarani@me.com
Serves needs of people with autoimmune disorders and older adults.

Every Body Fitness - Community Adapted Fitness Classes (170 Brockport Drive ,Etobicoke) aim2walk.ca/every-body-fitness-classes/ 416-679-9255

Run by Registered Kinesiologists who are trained to increase the physical fitness of those who are sedentary and/or disabled. The Adapted Fitness class focuses on improving mobility, coordination, strength and flexibility by using a combination of techniques from dance, yoga, and boxing. The Relaxation class is an excellent way to build more body awareness, maximize breath control and increase relaxation to support normal body function. Specializing in those with MS, Parkinson's and Stroke.

Adapted Fitness Tuesday from 12 – 1 pm
$5+tax per Class

Relaxation Class Tuesday from 1 – 2 pm
$5+tax per Class

Kikkawa College - Massage Therapy Neuro Clinic

The Crossways Building
2340 Dundas St W , Unit G-04

Appointment times: Mondays beginning November 5th 2018. 12:30 or 2:15 pm
Regular Price: $8.00 or 6 Treatments:$40.00

Experience the benefit of a Therapeutic Massage from a Kikkawa College student. Appointments are 75 minutes in length. All students are supervised by a registered massage therapist. If you require assistance getting on to a massage table, please bring an attendant or friend to help you with your transfer.

To book your appointmen call 416-762-4857 ext. 249

Canadian College of Massage and Hydrotherapy

The Canadian College of Massage and Hydrotherapy, as part of the Student Intern Clinic, offers a program known as In-Reach which allows people with complex conditions to receive treatment in a safe environment.

Participants in the In-Reach program receive services from students training at the College of Massage and Hydrotherapy. Individuals must qualify by providing medical documentation pertaining to their condition. Once an individual qualifies the special rate of $17.75 plus HST ($20.06) per massage goes into effect. In-Reach participants can bring a companion with them who will receive a discounted rate of $25.00 plus HST ($28.75).

To learn more or apply to the In-Reach program please contact Lee Moran, Clinic and Outreach Coordinator at clinicalpracticum@collegeofmassage.com or call at Direct: 416-322 1877 Toll free: 1-877-748-7800 ext. 231

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