Singing strikes a positive chord for spinal awareness

Griffith University’s Hopkins Centrehas launched a film about theSinging Cordsprogram to raise awareness of the benefits of singing and peer-led engagement.

International singer Tim McCallum shares his beliefs on the medical abilities that singing provides and its benefit for people witha spinal cord injury throughhissinging program,Singing Cords.

Tim McCallum was involved in a diving accident as a young man,leaving him with lifelong disabilitiesand the chance that he would never be able to sing again.

Defying the odds, McCallum can be seen singing in hisSinging Cordsinitiative thatassists people living with a spinal cord injury, showcasing the group meeting and singing whilst creating awareness of the programs and the benefits that singing has.

Researchers at theHopkins Centreare working with those involved in the Singing Cords program to look at the medical benefits in enhanced breathing, voice and wellbeing for people with a spinal cord injury.

The signing cords project is a peer led program by The Hopkins Centre, which isa joint Initiative of the Division of Rehabilitation, Metro South Health and Menzies Health InstituteQueensland, Griffith University.

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