In response to the strong, evidence-based value of Rhythmic Auditory Stimulation (RAS) and pattern sensory-enhanced movement, Biodex brings Integrated Music Therapy to the Gait Trainer 3.
Music therapy is the use of music in rehabilitation and medical settings to improve functional movement, treating such conditions as:
Traumatic Brain Injury
Treat More Patients with Music Therapy
Gait Trainer 3 with Music Therapy
Fit the music to the patient. Select the correct tempo (bpm) to accommodate patientís step cadence or steps per minute (spm).
The current ratio of Physical Therapists to Music Therapists is 30:1. The need is there. The increasing rate of Parkinsonís diagnosis alone reinforces this point. Integrating music therapy with the Gait Trainer 3 becomes an efficient rehabilitation tool that enables the Music Therapist to treat more patients on a broader scale. The value of music therapy can now be measured - prove faster outcomes with documented, quantitative reporting.
The Biodex Gait Trainer 3 is an Ideal Platform for Integrating Music Therapy
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-perminute (spm). Biodex Gait Trainer 3 has the capability to control belt speed (individualís walking speed) in units of spm (gait cycle time).
While the repetition of gait training addresses neuroplasticity, music therapyinformed compositions in the correct beats per minute (bpm) elicit the desired gait pattern. The Gait Trainer includes a starter library of compositions and enables music therapists to incorporate their own. Music can also be transferred to a patientís personal device to reinforce learning outside the clinical setting.
The Gait Trainer 3 provides real-time biofeedback and quantifiably displays step length, step cadence (spm) and step symmetry. With the Music Therapy option, the Gait Trainer 3 serves as a platform for rehabilitative collaboration.