“We first learned of NMT on a collaborative visit to Spaulding rehab, where we witnessed firsthand the effectiveness of recovery and the uplifting nature of NMT. NMT has so many amazing benefits that it seems like a perfect fit for Nashoba Valley,” Sara Salamone says.
Our approach is different from other music therapy in that it is all neuro. Most music therapists view music as a social science; using music for well being. We look at music as a neuroscience with interventions deeply rooted in neuroscience research.
"For Brian Harris, music is medicine. “There’s no other stimulus on earth with such global brain activation,” says the local neurologic music therapist, who founded neuro-rehab company MedRhythms last year."
"A local company is treating patients who suffer from neurological disorders and brain injuries with the healing powers of music, a type of therapy researchers say is gaining traction in the medical world."
"Over the past 15 years, the neurologic music therapy field has evolved from that research, demonstrating the direct improvements that music can cause in people with language or cognitive difficulties due to stroke, Parkinson’s Disease, Huntington’s Disease, or traumatic brain injuries. And with this movement, MedRhythms emerged to harness music’s healing capabilities and extend them to more patients."
"Greenlight Maine", an upcoming weekly TV show in which Maine entrepreneurs can vie to win a minimum prize of $100,000, said it has selected the 26 semifinalists to compete in the Greenlight Maine weekly TV show that will air statewide this fall.
"There are no losers here," Knox said in a statement. "All of these innovative and bold Greenlight Maine entrepreneurs have validated that our state is on the fast track to growing our next economy."
A stroke or traumatic brain injury starts a race against the clock. Neurosurgeons, emergency room doctors, and paramedics have to take action to limit the damage as quickly as possible before it spreads and devastates portions of the patient’s brain, taking functions such as speech, movement, and memory with it.
Increasingly, music is becoming one of the tools they use, and specialists like MedRhythms founder and CEO Brian Harris are the people they turn to. His Boston-based startup specializes in neurologic music therapy (NMT), a treatment method that’s gaining prominence thanks to the success stories of patients and growing scientific support.
When former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords arrived at the State of the Union Address in 2012, she did so to a hug from President Obama and the resounding applause of her U.S. House and Senate colleagues. A little over a year before, on January 8, 2011, she was shot in the head in a chaotic rampage that left six dead and 13 injured. Now retired from Congress, Giffords is a gun control advocate. She’s also an advocate for neurologic music therapy (NMT), which she credits with helping her to regain her speech.
As it turns out, we’ve got an NMT champion right here in the Boston area, too. Meet Brian Harris, president and CEO of MedRhythms.
The fifteen members of the Aphasia Chorus organized by the BU Aphasia Resource Center and MedRhythms LLC meet every Monday in preparation for their upcoming performances at Aphasia Awareness Day at the Massachusetts State House open to the public on June 25th at 11:15am. The chorus will also perform privately for the 25th Anniversary of the BU Aphasia Resource Center on June 27th. This group is not only a fun way to interact with other patients in the aphasia community, but also it helps them improve their language and cognition using the principles of Neurologic Music Therapy (NMT).