Step up for Parkinson's (MALTA)
Step up for Parkinson’s is a Voluntary Organisation whose primary aim is to improve the quality of life of People with Parkinson’s Disease (PD) through the provision of dance therapy in Malta and Gozo. The organisation’s secondary aims include: raising awareness of PD both within Malta and beyond; research into dance therapy techniques for people with Parkinson’s (PWPs); creating an international network of experts in PD and the use of dance therapy for PWPs.
Co-directors Natalie Muschamp work closely with the Maltese Parkinson’s Disease Association (MPDA). Natalie is managing director of Step up For Parkinson’s. Natalie is furthermore leading the research into dance for people with Parkinson’s disease and their caregiver and is lead teacher of the Organisation. Amy is a physiotherapist working within the public health service with over eight years of experience and a member of the Malta Association of Physiotherapists. She has focused on dance research both at undergraduate and postgraduate level working with the Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of Malta, one of the recent topics being ‘The effect of dance on people with Parkinson’s Disease’. Amy trained in classical ballet for over 20 years and is a qualified RAD ballet teacher.