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The Utilization of Music in Physical Therapy - Part Two

The Utilization of Music in Physical Therapy - Part Two By Mark R. Baldridge, Nuance Crusaders #nuance4health, #relax, #positive, #upbeat, #music Monday, March 9, 2020 https://www.linkedin.com/in/markbaldridge28/

The goal of the therapist is to apply different techniques to specific goals. With patients that have hypertonus (increased muscular tension, spasm, tone), the playing of soft songs with low tone results in a decrease in muscle tone (Vivy 2012). The perfect example is my composition Giving, with a tempo of 72 Beats Per Minute (BPM) and lower tones because of the bass melody. However, where you might need to increase tension more than normal, loud and fast paced music would be more desirable (Vivy, 2012). The perfect example of a loud and fast-paced song is my composition "Soon We Will Be Together,” which has a tempo of 174 BPM. Increased tension occurs, because the patient hears the execution of determined music, which produces a different stimulus of opposite movement to th…