Parkinson’s Disease and Music Therapy
As part of our commitment to providing evidence-based care, The Harrison Center’s music therapists regularly review summarize important music therapy research relevant to our patients. Please let us know if you have an article or topic you’d like to see summarized here!
Rhythmic Priming Across Effector Systems: A Randomized Controlled Trial with Parkinson’s Disease Patients
Researchers from the Music and Health Science Research Collaboratory at the University of Toronto and the Center for Biomedical Research in Music at Colorado State University investigated effects of rhythmic priming, or preparation of a primary task with presentation of a separate, prior rhythmic task, on the gait of patients with Parkinson’s disease…