Colorado adds music therapy to the state's medical treatment guidelines for traumatic brain injuries. Some of the significant areas mentioned for music therapy use are for mobility exercises, therapy and communication. The guidelines also include a Music Therapist as part of the interdisciplinary Treatment Team.
For Moderate to Severe TBI, the guidelines state that music therapy is one discipline commonly used to improve gait speed and cadence. By working with rhythms and hand drums, therapists can use an instinctual medium to connect with their client's body movements.
Visit the Rehabilitative Rhythms website to get a complete summary of these guidelines: http://www.denvermusictherapy.com/guide-to-music-therapy-in-the-new-traumatic-brain-injury-medical-treatment-guidelines/