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Stroke

A stroke (or apoplex) can cause numerous neurological symptoms. Most rehab units offer music therapy. There are a lot of effective treatment strategies.

There are quite a lot research data available for music guided gait training (called RAS). Clinical studies (see news on gait and stroke) have shown that stroke patients have a superior therapeutic effect from RAS-training. Their rehabilitation process will accelerate. For music gait training either a metronome ar special funcional training music is used. Rehab hospitals offering music therapy can be found in our MT-Finder.

Also the training of arm and hand movements can be optimized through music therapy interventions. The musical instruments used for that are all easy to handle, even for paralysed people. All instruments are set up in order to support the motoric objective in an optimal way. This technique has also been evaluated by researchers.

Stroke patients can also suffer from speech problems. Music therapy for aphasics has effecient training strategies for these distressful symptoms.

The neurological neglect can occur after stroke as a complete unawareness for one side of the visual field, or even the own body. Musical neglect training is a promising training intervention here, which also stems from the methodic concept of neurologic music therapy.

The sudden event of a stroke frequently leads to severe psychological stress. In this case psychotherapeutic music therapy can be beneficial. This was demonstrated by clinical research.