Stroke/TBI + Music Therapy

Stroke and Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) can affect many different areas of the brain. Music therapy can help because music is perceived in many areas across both hemispheres of the brain. For example, a traumatic brain injury may affect the language center of the brain and cause an individual to have difficulty finding the right word to express. A music therapist may use a familiar song to bypass the affected area of the brain and re-teach this skill in another related area of the brain. Music therapists also provide emotional support throughout this process. Dealing with a brain injury can be stressful, and music facilitates both neurologic healing as well as recreation and emotional support.

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Music therapy can improve:

  • Aphasia
  • Apraxia
  • Dyspnea
  • Memory
  • Critical thinking skills
  • Hemiparesis (weakness in one side)
  • Pain perception

“I regard music therapy as a tool of great power in many neurological disorders — Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s — because of its unique capacity to organize or reorganize cerebral function when it has been damaged.” -Oliver Sacks, MD

Stroke/TBI Treatment in Eugene and Springfield, OR

If you feel that music could be helpful for you or your loved one’s recovery, call today for a free consultation. Your music therapist can work with you and your team of other qualified medical professionals to add music therapy to your treatment.
Call 541-231-7239 for a free 15 minute consultation!

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