How does music help both physically and emotionally?
Music stimulates the entire brain in a way that nothing else can. When working with a patient with physical impairment, the rhythm and steady beat of music helps them to complete a motion in a time-ordered manner. This is important because when a patient is able to make a movement occur at a steady rate and evenly, they are usually able to also be more successful in completing the movement. The music also provides motivation for more repetitions. Everyone experiences emotions elicited by music, and music can be a powerful way to explore emotions. Music also serves as a non-threatening way to explore and express emotions and difficult feelings.