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Do you have any of these issues…

- Poor memory retention
- Difficulty responding in conversation
- Anger management problems at work or home
- Foggy thinking
- Ticks
- Inability to complete a task  
- Lingering irritations with people  
- Inability to calm down
- Apathy

At this time more than 20 DoD and VA hospitals use Interactive Metronome therapy.   

Interactive Metronome can be used for PTSD and blast-related brain injury.  

One TBI study (Journal of Neuropsychology Sept 2013 Effects of interactive metronome therapy on cognitive functioning after blast-related brain injury: a randomized controlled pilot trial. Nelson LA1, Macdonald M, Stall C, Pazdan R.) shows improvement in sensory integration, memory, processing speed, impulsivity, and attention after just fifteen sessions.

The study concludes that the addition of IM therapy to standard rehabilitation care appears to have a positive effect on neuropsychological outcomes for soldiers who have sustained mild-to-moderate TBI and have persistent cognitive complaints after the period for expected recovery has passed.


In 2011, researchers at the Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Clinic (DVBIC) at Fort Carson, CO, began a research study on the effects of Interactive Metronome for treating mTBI. The results were overwhelming positive, and published in September 2013 in the peer-reviewed Neuropsychology journal. Please click through to read this study and learn more about additional research conducted over the past 15 years.

Effects of Interactive Metronome Therapy on Cognitive Functioning After Blast-Related Brain Injury: A Randomized Controlled Pilot Trial

Authors: Lonnie A. Nelson, Margaret MacDonald, Christina Stall, and Renee Pazdan

Preliminary findings of a randomized, controlled study concerning the efficacy of IM for remediation of cognitive deficits in active duty soldiers following blast-related mild-to-moderate TBI. Compared outcomes of standard rehabilitation care alone (OT, PT, SLP) to the same standard rehabilitation care + 15 IM treatment sessions. The group that received IM in addition to standard care outperformed the group who received standard rehabilitation care alone on several neuropsychological measures with medium to large effect sizes. Future publications based upon this study will reveal the results of 6 month follow-up testing (still in process) and analysis of electrocortical (EEG) data.


Read the full study

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