What is Interactive Metronome?
Interactive Metronome® (IM) is a tool designed to help treat problems with attention, coordination and memory in patients. It accomplishes this by helping the brain strengthen its ability to coordinate thoughts and movement together.
This evidence-based assessment and training tool helps strengthen the brain’s ability to synchronize thought and movement to a steady metronome beat. The device responds to a client’s physical performance by providing real-time auditory and visual millisecond feedback indicating whether they are hitting before, after or in sync with the beat.
The overall goal of IM training is to improve timing in the brain, or “neuro-timing”, through rhythm and repetition. This in turn can improve attention, coordination and memory in patients who have suffered injuries such as concussions or have degenerative brain diseases such as Parkinson’s.
IM is a part of the treatment process for a variety of health conditions at Revelation Health Centre. Learn more below:
- Calgary Chiropractic “Regain Your Brain” Treatment Program
- Chiropractic Dementia Prevention Treatments at RHC (Step-by-Step Guide)
- Chiropractic Concussion Treatments at RHC (Step-by-Step Guide)
Benefits of IM Treatments
Studies conducted by Interactive Metronome show that children with learning or developmental disorders, as well as adult acquired neurological illnesses or injuries, have poor neuro-timing. When neuro-timing improves, gains are seen in:
- Attention & Executive Functioning
- Motor Coordination & Balance
- Language Processing
- Reading & Math Fluency
- Control of Impulsivity & Aggression
Interactive Metronome has benefited those with:
- Traumatic Brain Injury including Concussions
- Cerebral Vascular Accident
- Balance Disorders
- Multiple Sclerosis
- Functional Decline/Dementia
- Learning Disabilities
- Sports Performance
- Parkinson’s Disease
- Limb Amputation
- Incomplete Spinal Cord Injury
- Development Disorders
- Low Endurance and Stamina
See how Sally Smith, a Parkinson’s patient benefited from IM Training in her life.
Rhythm & Timing in Our Daily Lives
Many tasks and communications we complete all day, every day are ruled by rhythm and timing. If our internal clock is functioning less than optimally, the following abilities are likely not working the way you would like them to:
Cognitive abilities – including attention, memory, processing speed, cognitive stamina, planning, organizing, sequencing and time management
Speech and language skills – including (but not limited to) reading comprehension and fluency as well as articulation and speech intelligibility
Social-behavioral skills – conversation skills, eye contact, impulse control, aggression, hyperactivity, disinhibition
Sensory processing – which involves how the brain organizes sensation from the body and from the environment. When this is not working properly, people can have problems with being over-responsive or under-responsive
Motor skills / athletic performance – coordination, balance, gait, posture
Academic performance – reading rate, fluency, comprehension, attention to relevant details
- See these 5 Simple Steps to IM Training today
Book Your Interactive Metronome Appointment Today
Call us anytime at 403-284-2082 or send us a message below for a prompt response. See Revelation Health Centre’s Office Hours, Location and Contact information here.
We are looking forward to helping you accomplish your personal health goals!