Published Study Results: IM for Rehab of Blast Related TBI

Dr. Nelson will present the findings of a recently completed randomized controlled, trial of Interactive Metronome (IM) therapy in the treatment of persisting cognitive symptoms following blast-related traumatic brain injury in a sample of active duty Soldiers. Soldiers were randomly assigned to receive either standard rehabilitation care, or standard care plus Interactive Metronome therapy.

Initial findings show that IM therapy significantly improved Attention, Immediate Memory, and Delayed Memory functioning. Indicators of neuroplastic change suggest that brain changes due to IM therapy account for large portions of the variance in neuropsychological test performance. Six month follow-up data are currently being collected. Preliminary results were published in the journal: Neuropsychology in 2013 with additional publications pending completion of the study and further analysis of electro-cortical and follow-up data.

CEUs Offered For

  • 0.1 ASHA (1.0 Contact Hours)
  • 0.1 AOTA / 1.25 NBCOT PDUs (1.0 Contact Hours)

PT/PTA & Other Disciplines Not Listed Above: If your discipline or state is not listed above, you may submit paperwork to your state board or association for CEUs if they allow you to do so. Please check with your state board/association prior to registering for this course.

Course Type

  • Self Study

Course Cost

  • Free

This is not a co-sponsored or cooperative course offering. Interactive Metronome, Inc. is the organization responsible for creating the content & awarding AOTA CEUs.

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