Impact of Music Therapy on Gait After Stroke
Ocala Regional Medical Center
emergency medicine, music-based therapies, musical motor feedback, music-supported therapy, rhythmic auditory stimulation, stroke rehabilitation, gait, hemorrhagic stroke, ischemic stroke, post stroke recovery
Emergency Medicine | Nervous System Diseases
Music therapy or music-supported therapy is a therapeutic modality sometimes used during the rehabilitation phase after an acute ischemic or hemorrhagic stroke. The intervention suggests that the resulting audio-motor coupling can enhance motor function. Multiple clinical studies have reported various improvements-including cognitive, mood, and limb function. Gait impairment after stroke confers significant morbidity. The authors present a systematic review of randomized controlled trials that have examined the impact of music therapy on patient recovery, specifically on gait and ambulation.
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Daniel A, Koumans H, Ganti L. Impact of Music Therapy on Gait After Stroke. Cureus. 2021;13(10):e18441. doi:10.7759/cureus.18441