Music Therapy: Drumming and Ambulation

Drumming is an effective therapy for patients who are suffering from movement difficulties. The Institute for Music and Neurologic Function (IMNF) offers a dynamic therapeutic drumming program to CenterLight Health System patients that enhances movement rehabilitation.

Therapeutic drumming incorporates drumming with moving or walking. It encourages movement, enabling individuals to increase their abilities and skills.

Recent research has shown that drumming accelerates healing, boosts immune responses and produces feelings of well-being. The rhythm produced by drumming replicates the rhythm of walking and moving about, enabling individuals to develop or improve their ambulation capabilities.

For more information on movement rehabilitation and ambulation through drumming, please contact the Institute for Music and Neurologic Function at 718-519-5840 or email