Music therapy in medical and neurological rehabilitation settings

Anne Kathrin Leins and Ralph Spintge

in Oxford Handbook of Music Psychology

Published in print December 2008 | ISBN: 9780199298457
Published online September 2012 | | DOI:

Series: Oxford Library of Psychology

 Music therapy in medical and neurological rehabilitation settings

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This article discusses music therapy in medical and neurological rehabilitation settings. Neurologic music therapy encompasses evidence-based methods of the functional application of music in the rehabilitation of neurologic disorders. One of the most widely implemented clinical areas is its application in sensorimotor therapy, focusing on gait training. Music therapy is also widely applied in pain therapy. Meta-analyses underline the effectiveness of music therapy in acute pain of adult pain patients. Research focuses on clinical outcome, but also investigates possible underlying mechanisms such as the psychophysiological effects of music.

Keywords: music therapy; neurological rehabilitation; pain therapy

Article.  6067 words. 

Subjects: Psychology ; Cognitive Psychology

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