Your Music Makes Physical Therapy Better?

September 2, 2014 in STSMPT

Physical therapy is a proven effective treatment for many conditions and injuries, but some methods can include varying levels of discomfort for some patients. A recent study found that music can be used as a distraction and reduce the level of discomfort experienced during physical therapy (PT). Twenty-five physical therapy patients between the ages of 18 and 65 took part in the study. Each patient had four identical therapy sessions which alternated between a session listening to music on an iPod and a session with no music. At the end of each session, the participants responded to a questionnaire about soreness, stress, and satisfaction of the treatment. Results show that discomfort levels were significantly lower during the sessions in which the iPod was used and that PT was reported as more fun and enjoyable during those sessions.

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Source: Bellieni C, Cioncoloni D, Mazzanti S, et al. Music provided through a portable media player (iPod) blunts pain during physical therapy. Pain Management Nursing, Dec 2013; 14 (4): e151-e155.

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