As humans, there are certainly groups of people we view as more rhythmic than others. Drummers are a great example of this. I am always so in awe of the ability of a drummer to create beautiful rhythms that sound like a symphony (if you don’t believe me spend some time on YouTube checking out some djembe solos)! So when my dear friend Lisa asked me, “Why can some people naturally hold a beat while others can’t if you paid them?” it got me thinking that since Lisa is a scientist, this seems to be the perfect platform to address her question.
I’ve been told a few times, by wise professors, that the best way to understand how to treat a disease is to understand it’s etiology. So to understand NMT’s efficacy in assisting movement (more specifically gait) in people with Parkinson’s disease (PD), we must first understand what is happening under the surface.
One of the most visually impactful ways that NMT is incorporated into healthcare is in movement. If you need proof of this just click here to see MedRhythms in action. Neurologic Music Therapists’ utilize three techniques to engage and encourage movement:
According to the Autism Society, Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a “complex developmental disability” or disorder of brain development...MedRhythms would love to take the time to discuss how Neurologic Music Therapy (NMT) can benefit a loved one or individual with autism.
Recently there has been an influx of popular articles about music’s influence in our lives. This is great news, demonstrating that there is an increased curiosity linking the clinical research that has been done in the past 10 years, into a common everyday interest and inquiry. These articles can be advantageous to help spread the word of the music and brain connection.
A recent article posted by the Healthcare Professionals Network introduces neurologist Kamal Chemali. Not only is he an accomplished professional as the director of the Neuromuscular and Autonomic Neurology Center at Sentara Healthcare, but he is also a musician.
The MedRhythm’s team would like to borrow our friends (you, the readers) calendars and mark off a special month to remain particularly aware and present for. That month is June: National Aphasia Awareness Month.
March is a very important month of the year. This month has the traditional and festive days of St. Patrick’s Day and Pi Day. Our team here at MedRhythms would like to remind everyone that the month of March is also Brain Injury Awareness Month.
I am not exactly sure if you know how important singing can be. If you are curious, I know I can tell you what the coolest thing since sliced bread REALLY is. It is that language can be recovered through singing. Yes, that is exactly right.