TMC Pulse

Spend ten minutes with Maegan Morrow and you will see how much she truly loves helping people. It’s not just in the way her face lights up when she talks about the work she has done over the past 15 years. It’s also evident when patients stop her in the hallway for a hug, or offer updates on their at-home therapy sessions.

Morrow is part of TIRR Memorial Hermann’s team of music therapists—all trained in utilizing neurologic music therapy techniques to help stimulate speech, increase mobility, and generally improve quality of life for patients struggling to overcome stroke or traumatic brain injury.

It’s a lesser-known form of therapy, but growing in popularity thanks to the dedication of those in the field, and high-profile stories like that of Gabrielle (Gabby) Giffords, a former Arizona congresswoman who suffered severe trauma to the left side of her brain after she was shot at a local community event in 2011. Giffords was transferred to Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center, then TIRR Memorial Hermann, in the weeks following the shooting, and worked regularly with a team of speech, occupational, physical and music therapists, including Morrow and her colleague Amy Marroquin.

Read the article here: http://www.tmcnews.org/2015/03/key-recovery/

 

 

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