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Music Therapy and Sen. Gabrielle Giffords

December 1st, 2011 · No Comments · how the brain works

Everyone knows the horrible story of the shooting of Senator Gabrielle Giffords.  At the time of the shooting, her doctors were not sure she would even survive, much less recover.  Today, she is a shining star of what modern medicine can accomplish…with a little help from the field of music therapy!

“The most famous recent music therapy patient is U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords of Arizona, shot through the left side of her brain 10 months ago during a public appearance in Tucson. Her therapists have used music to help her learn to walk and speak again, as well as give her an emotional boost along her stunningly difficult path. USA Todayreports that music therapy is increasingly being used to treat a wide range of problems, from brain injury to aging to cystic fibrosis.”   (Phoenix Business Journal, 11/29/11)

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