Neurologic Music Therapy project at Charing Cross Hospital sees significant improvements in stroke rehab

A Neurologic Music Therapy (NMT) service that has successfully integrated into Charing Cross Hospital’s acute stroke ward has resulted in significant improvements in the treatment of patients recovering from strokes.

Run by Chroma, the UK’s leading national provider of Neurologic Music Therapy (NMT) in partnership with Imperial Health Charity and Imperial Stroke Services, patients received NMT in conjunction with other rehabilitation therapies, such as physio, speech, language or and occupational therapies to accelerate recovery, and help patients effectively manage the emotional demands of life immediately after a stroke.

As a result of using music as a treatment modality via NMT, the Stroke service saw: referrals for early discharge increase, increased independence for activities of daily life following a referral to NMT and a decrease in the severity of spatial visual neglect as a result of NMT interventions.

The program was funded by Imperial Health Charity, which supports Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust hospitals do more through grants, arts, volunteering and fundraising, the nine-month project has seen improved rehabilitation patient outcomes as well as increased staff and volunteer use of music as a ward-based activity.

Check out this video as patients move to the beat in this music therapy project:

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