Journal of Medical Music Therapy
Online ISSN : 1883-2547
ISSN-L : 1883-2547
Symposium: Possibility and applicability of medical music therapy(The third congress of Japan Society of Music and Medicine, on November 15, 2009, at Juntendo University)
Occupational Therapy and Music
Hiroshi Yamane
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2010 Volume 3 Issue 1 Pages 3-10


Occupational therapy is a comprehensive treatment and support system towards reducing symptoms at the earliest time after sustaining an injury or getting a disease and achieving meaningful lives for those with functioning disabilities through therapeutic activities and the group dynamic. And, the music element like the sound and the rhythm, etc. is used with music as one of the activities in occupational therapy. In occupational therapy, we use music and the music element as means of neurological use, image therapy, relaxation, reminiscence therapy, recreation, and an art therapy, etc. In the symposium, I introduced the characteristic of the expression style of music, the origin of music, the therapeutic effects of music, and how to use music in occupational therapy.

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