Physical Impairment and Music Therapy
Physical Impairment covers a wide range of conditions that include disabilities such as cerebral palsy, cystic fibrosis and spina bifida but can also include progressive conditions such as muscular dystrophy. While music therapy does not provide a “cure” for any particular condition it has been proven through clinical studies to support well-being and rehabilitation as part of a multidiciplinary approach to healthcare. Music stimulates movement in people and this can be used to directly improve physical ability over time. Music Therapists support other clinicians such as physiotherapists in their approach where possible and can further enhance the prescribed course of physiotherapy depending on the individual. In the case of physical impairment music therapy can be used with a set of clinical outcomes in mind.
EXAMPLES OF POTENTIAL CLINICAL AIMS
- Developing motor skills, (fine and/or gross) through active participation
- Promoting relaxation of muscle groups
- Improving breathing control
- Improving emotional well being
- Increasing confidence and social skills
PLACES/SETTINGS THAT BENEFIT FROM MUSIC THERAPY
- Hospital Wards
- Care homes for the elderly
- Schools, mainstream/specialist
- Private healthcare settings for Physical/Learning disability
- Private homes
- Council run support settings
We service clients across the North West of England and have bases in the City of Liverpool and the Wirral. If you have an enquiry, please feel free to contact us from the details below.