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Making Moves at Any Age with IM

Tom, a retired veterinarian diagnosed with Parkinson’s, was struggling with consistent movement.  After IM training, not only was be able to improve his weight shifting but he also able to ease his reliance on his walker. 

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Iman improves 100% with IM

 

Iman is a bright young boy who was having difficulty with speech and language processing, and attention and focus. His parents and teachers had both expressed concern, and he was on medication to help control his issues. Find out how IM training help Iman improve in school and in daily life, and why his parents and teachers are raving about the results.

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Pat Beats Aphasia with IM

This June is National Aphasia Awareness Month and we want to kick off the month with a happy story. The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke estimates that Aphasia affects approximately 1 million people in the US alone, but IM training can help those individuals! Check out how Pat was able to enjoy poetry again after just a few sessions with Interactive Metronome®.

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Fumio stays cool, calm and collect with IM training

Fumio was having a tough time dealing with his Tourette syndrome and it was beginning to take its toll on his schoolwork and home life. His tics were becoming increasing noticeable and physical violent despite his best efforts to control them. His mother didn't like the idea of prescription medication, but she knew that something had to be done...so, she turned to IM training. Check out Fumio's story here.

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Featured In the News: $6M in upgrades at Memorial Hospital West Fitness & Rehabilitation Center

At Interactive Metronome®, we love to hear all the new and exciting ways our products are being used to help clients. That is why we were thrilled when the folks at the Memorial Hospital West Fitness & Rehabilitation Center added IM training to their program. This center works with all ages, helping children return to the sports they love and adults recover from the debilitating effects of brain injuries, strokes and many other conditions.

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IM training helps the US Clay Target Academy get on target!

When it comes to elite competition, athletes want every advantage possible. Sometimes that desire can lead to drug use, which has become a growing concern in major sports and has sidelined many high level competitors. However, there are ways to improve your performance on the field without the use of drugs and the US Clay Target Academy (USCTA) is taking notice. They have turned to Interactive Metronome® training and the results are undeniable!

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Miranda could walk the walk, now she talks the talk

Miranda and her twin sister are like two peas in a pod, literally...they are twins. But while they looked the same, Miranda's health problems led to developmental delays that have made her shy and anxious. She wasn't going to let her Visual Processing and Auditory Processing Disorders hold her back though. Find out how IM training helped Miranda come out of her shell and start communicating with the same flare with which she always dressed.

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IM training and ALS: It's all about maintaining function

At Interactive Metronome®, we work with clients of all ages and backgrounds. Some are looking for an edge on the golf course and others, well, others are looking to hold off the devastating effects of life threatening conditions. Larry has ALS, but he hasn't let it rob him of his joy and his spirit. We are happy to be part of Larry's treatment and we want to help spread the word about ALS and how to help put an end to this horrible disease.

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Louise: IM training and the sound of success

During Better Speech and Hearing Month, we wanted to share some great news about our clients with APD. We have had a lot of success stories from Providers, but this one about Louise really stood out. She was a bright young girl who was having difficulty reading and processing directions. However, between her "can do" attitude and a little IM training, she was able to improve across the board. As it turns out, she is also amazing at soccer! Read her story today.

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Let the Drummer Kick

It takes time to develop reading and language...well, not just time. More specifically, it takes "timing." Researchers at Northwestern University have linked a child's ability to synchronize with a drummer to their reading fluency and language development, both of which form the basis for all future learning. So, what can you do to help children get their groove back? Check out the research to find out how rhythm and timing training might just be the key to unlock your child's brain.

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Look who's talking now: Infant stroke can't stop Marcus!

It is Stroke Awareness Month, and while strokes affects millions of people year round, it's time to shine the light on these life-changing events. Strokes can strike anyone, anytime; it is not a condition that is limited to older individuals, or those in poor health. When Marcus suffered a stroke during infancy, the damage caused a variety of developmental delays. However, today, Marcus has started to enjoy school, playing with his friends and his vocabulary has taken off!

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May's Provider of the Month: Dr. Robyn Rakov, O.D. FCOVD

May is another big month. The weather has finally turned warm for most of the country, school is winding down and it's time to draw attention to some serious issues. This month is Better Speech and Hearing, Healthy Vision, Stroke Awareness, Huntington's Awareness, Mobility Awareness, Physical Fitness/Sports and Older Americans Month. Whoa! That's a lot. This month, we had to pick one to spotlight our wonderful Providers in that arena, and the winner was Healthy Vision. We work with a lot of amazing Optometrist, and Dr. Rakov is no different. She has been working with IM for years and was one of our first advocates for visual training. Check out all of the amazing work she does to help people overcome difficulty through vision therapy!

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Billy comes out of his shell with IM training

Billy is an amazing young man who has autism. He is awesome at school, but was really struggling with motor planning and daily tasks, such as dressing and bathing. When he came back to occupational therapy after a few years off, his therapist knew just how to speed up his training plan--Interactive Metronome® training! In just a few weeks, Billy was laughing, playing and smiling again. Check out Billy's story here.

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Rosita Dominates the Links with IM

We always talk about our success stories, and for good reason. We recently had a wonderful woman named Rosita who saw the success her husband had with IM training for Parkinson's disease, and she wanted to try it for herself. So, with the Masters now behind us, we wanted to share Rosita's golf gains with IM-Home®. After all, you don't have to be 21 to dominate the links. Our Providers are always working hard to treat individuals looking to improve various deficits and conditions, and some who ar  just looking for an edge in daily life.

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IM and Autism: Chuck takes amazing strides with IM Training

We love to share our success stories, and this month is no different. In honor of Autism Awareness Month, we are going to be shining the spotlight on some amazing clients who have taken great strides with IM training. With a little determination and some guidance from our wonderful Providers, many children with autism have seen improvements in behavior, attention, communication and sensory processing. Can IM be the missing link in your clinic? Find out how Chuck changed his life...

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Making IM training work for children on the spectrum

Every now and then, our Providers are hesitant to try IM training with clients on the autism spectrum because of sensory issues. However, while there are many different sounds and visuals associated with IM training, nearly every setting on the IM Pro Universe software is completely customizable. That means you can set up IM training for any client, no matter what deficit is the focus! Wendy Harron, a fabulous OT and IM Provider, is here with some tips to get you started.

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Maggie is on the move with IM training

Maggie is a beautiful young girl that has Cerebral palsy, but she wasn't going to let that hold her back. Nope! She wanted to move...and that is where IM training was able to help. Although movement may initially be difficult for children with CP, IM training has been shown to help advance PT and OT goals by allowing users to work on flexibility, strength and endurance during traditional therapy sessions. So that is just what her OT and PT did, and now Maggie is walking unassisted for the first time. Read more of Maggie's success story here.

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Jimmy is Beaming Again with IM

Sadly, many children go through injuries and conditions that would bring grown men to their knees. Often times, their good spirits and determination make all the difference in treatment. That was the case for Jimmy! After surgery to remove a brain tumor left Jimmy feeling weak and unsteady, but he wasn't going to let it sideline him. He set his mind to getting back to being the active, happy-go-lucky kid he wanted to be and nothing was going to stop Jimmy!

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TBI Awareness: A Provider's Personal Experience

Today is Brain Injury Awareness Day and we have the personal story of one of our Providers. Wendy Harron, a wonderful OT and IM Provider shared her story with us and wanted to help us spread awareness for the damaging effects of TBI. Check out her story and feel free to share how brain injuries have impacted your life.

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Franklin is Happy and Smiling with IM Training

We heard the story of Franklin, a young boy with developmental delays, and we just wanted to share. He is such a happy little boy, and for years he was held back by developmental delays...Well, not anymore! Franklin is following instructions, having fun in school, and most importantly, smiling and laughing again. Read more to find out how IM training helped Franklin.

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