Precise parameters and the spatial and temporal aspects of the movement represented by musical elements increases the quality of the target movement, allowing for increased rehabilitation potential. The clinical use of instrument playing can target and encourage specific movements. The use of instruments also provides an auditory feedback cue, supporting the feedforward-feedback loop in movement execution.
Who might benefit?
People with acquired brain injury, Alzheimer’s and dementia, autism, brain tumour, cerebral palsy, stroke, Huntington’s Disease, Parkinson’s Disease, multiple sclerosis, muscular dystrophy and other neurological conditions affecting movement.