Music-Assisted Therapy

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Case Studies


Music Drives Single-Session Gait Progress for Incomplete Spinal Cord InjuryMusic Drives Single-Session Gait Progress for Incomplete Spinal Cord Injury
Since April 1922, the Sheridan VA Medical Center has been treating Veterans in Wyoming who served our country. This property was once a military fort set aside by President William McKinley in 1898, but now roughly 12,500 Veterans are treated annually at Sheridan VA. Les Smith, a patient, is rehabbing from an incomplete SCI. Biodex Clinical Educator David Wilcox had the pleasure of working alongside Les and Dr. Joseph Hagy, DPT. Using the Gait Trainer 3 with Music-Assisted Therapy, the patient made significant improvements in a single session.

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New Jersey Body in BalanceNew Jersey Clinic Enhances Patient Rehab Using Music-Assisted Gait Training
In 2005, physical therapist Eleanor “Ellie” Hagan and her husband Dan founded Body In Balance in  Linwood, NJ – one small room for treatment, and another for exercise. As a sole practitioner at the time, she selected the Biodex Mobility package – Balance System, Gait Trainer, Unweighing System and BioStep Semi-Recumbent Elliptical – to help her to efficiently rehab a wide range of patients.

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Texas NeuroRehab CenterHow Music-enabled Gait Trainer Helped Patient Make Gains After Stroke
Jeff, 52 years old, suffered a left cerebral vascular accident (CVA) in 2015 while vacationing with his wife in Hawaii. After the stroke, he displayed considerable right hemiparesis and global aphasia. Jeff undergoes therapy at Texas NeuroRehab Center in Austin, TX, where his therapists treat him with the new Biodex music-enabled Gait Trainer 3. After six months of therapy on the Gait Trainer 3 with Music-Assisted Therapy, Jeff demonstrated impressive progress.

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Emory Brain Health CenterNew Technology Enhances Rehab at the Emory Brain Health Center
The Emory Brain Health Center in Atlanta is building what it believes will be one of the nation’s leading outpatient rehabilitation centers for patients with neurological diseases and conditions. The heart of this modern center on Atlanta, GA’s Emory University campus is a team of highly experienced therapists equipped with one of the field’s most advanced range-of-technology systems, including the first music therapy-enhanced gait trainer, and the nation’s most extensive FreeStep SAS track systems.

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