Claudia is an older woman has been diagnosed with demenita. Claudia's family wasn't really sure how to help her, so they reached out to Interactive Metronome®.With IM training, Claudia was able to improve and increase her attention.
Tom, a retired veterinarian diagnosed with Parkinson’s, was struggling with consistent movement. After IM training, not only was be able to improve his weight shifting but he also able to ease his reliance on his walker.
Alzheimer’s has become a growing concern as human life expectancy continues to increase; every day thousands of individuals deal with the onset of the disease. Alzheimer’s will cause the brain to tangle itself up with fibrous proteins that choke off portions of brain matter. Over time, the neurons in our brain lose the ability to communicate with each other and will die as a result. Once the damage reaches the hippocampus, individuals will begin to lose memories and the ability to learn, thus impairing many activities of daily living (ADLs). Eventually, the loss of motor function, memory and decision making skills will rob a person of their ability to care for themselves. IM’s exercises use complex, precisely timed movements that are mixed with focused attention, cognitive processing and decision making to activate and synchronize the timing in the brain. Not only does IM therapy help prevent the progression of Alzheimer’s, but it can help to restore previously lost functions.
Heather is a Speech Pathologist at HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital in York, PA. She has been incorporating IM into her practice for over nine years. Heather has been using IM in conjunction with other modalities to push her clients to their maximum potential. Heather has also recorded a webinar for IM, entitled "Addressing Post-Concussive Syndrome with IM," in which she offers suggestions on additional training activities she uses in conjunction with IM.
IM Provider April Christopherson OTR/L guest stars in the “Focus Point” Voice America National Radio program.
She discuses “The Shandy Clinic” in Colorado Springs, CO, Interactive Metronome, other programs that she has worked with, and the use of modalities to treat pediatrics (SPD, ADHD, Autism), TBI, and Stroke Rehab. The show also discusses the importance of rhythm and timing in the brain, and how it affects our everyday lives. You can listen to the interview at this link: VoiceAmerica
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