MUSIC MOVEMENT THERAPY IN PATIENTS WHO HAVE SUFFERED A STROKE
1 Department of Physiotherapy. University of Valencia (SPAIN)
2 Department of Didactics of Musical, Plastic and Corporal Expression. University of Valencia (SPAIN)
About this paper:
Appears in: INTED2014 Proceedings
Publication year: 2014
Conference name: 8th International Technology, Education and Development Conference
Dates: 10-12 March, 2014
Location: Valencia, Spain
Abstract:Cerebrovascular diseases are the second leading cause of death in Spain according to the Spanish Society of Neurology (SEN). Effective and early rehabilitation is essential for the reintegration of patients who survive this disease. Music movement therapy is used in early stages of the rehabilitation of these patients because of their physical and psychological beneficial effects related to improving the range of joint motion, muscle strength, activities of daily living and mood state.
The aim of this article is to study in deep the physical and psychological therapeutic needs of patients with acute stroke in order to define the objectives and characteristics of an early music movement therapy program that complements their rehabilitation and supports their recovery and social reintegration.
Such therapeutic needs will be known through a questionnaire that will be administered to stroke patients of the Valencia main hospitals that meet the inclusion criteria of the study.
Thanks to the combination of both disciplines the results of this experience will be used to complement and enhance the practice teaching of the students of Music therapy and Physiotherapy.
Keywords: Music movement therapy, stroke, pedagogical innovation.