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The Power of Music for Movement
This revolutionary music integration provides tools for physical and occupational therapists to enhance treatment and drive faster outcomes. The advanced technology built into the Gait Trainer 3 also serves music therapists by quantifying and documenting progress, proving the value of treatment.
Merge of Music Therapy with Technology
With our exclusive instrumented deck, realtime biofeedback and sophisticated analytics, the Gait Trainer 3 is the ideal platform for integrating music-assisted therapy. Using the Gait Trainer’s intuitive interface, belt speed can easily be adjusted to match the patient’s steps per minute (spm). Music tempo in beats per minute (bpm) can be managed to influence gait components. Biofeedback quantifiably displays step length, step speed (spm) and step symmetry to encourage patient progress.
While the repetition of gait training encourages lasting effects through neuroplasticity, music therapy-informed song selections facilitate desired gait patterns. The Gait Trainer includes a starter library of compositions created by music therapists that can be adjusted to a range of bpms without degrading music quality – even accommodating lower bpms for late stages of Parkinson’s. The system allows music therapists to upload their own music, and transfer to a patient’s personal device to reinforce training outside the clinical setting.
The right music, the correct beats per minute and gait repetition helps therapists get patients better, faster. Documented.
Music therapy is the use of music in rehabilitation and medical settings to improve functional movement, treating such conditions as:
How Music Therapy Impacts Physical Rehabilitation
Music tempo, or beats-per minute (bpm), can be managed to influence certain gait characteristics. Walking, or gait cycle time, can be described as steps-per minute (spm). Biodex Gait Trainer 3 has the capability to control belt speed (individual's walking speed) in units of spm (gait cycle time).
Fitting the music to the patient synchronizes gait for pattern sensory-enhanced movement. Walking can be aligned with Rhythmic Auditory Cueing (RAC) to improve temporal (velocity), special gait (stride length) and gait symmetry (left/right stride deviations). The qualitative component of what is done musically is quantified and documented by the system's computer. The pre-test, comparison to normative data, and post test results are presented in scientific data: the songs, beats per minute, the dates and progress are now part of the treatment conversation, giving music therapists a greater voice in the plan of care.
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