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Focus on the Things That Matter

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is one of the most diagnosed childhood disorders, but children aren't the only ones who can be affected.  This new infographic will help you to explain to your clients the types of ADHD, how symptoms can present themselves in various environments and tips to living with ADHD.

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Taking your life from ordinary to extraordinary

Growing up and going through school with learning disabilities is no easy feat - regardless of how determined a person is.  The key is to recognize the symptoms and address the issues.  In Andrew's case - he just wanted to be a normal teenager, a goal that he was able to achieve through Interactive Metronome® training.

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Sam Proves that Small Gains Matter

Sam's life was turned upside down after he suffered from a left arteriovenous malformation (AVM) with bleeding, which caused him to suffer from many complications especially after surgery.   During his recovery, and after being admitted into HealthSouth's comprehensive brain injury program, Sam was able to make progress and gains towards returning to his normal daily life, with the help of Interactive Metronome® training.

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Confused on how Interactive Metronome actually works?

Are you finding it difficult to wrap your head around how and why IM works?  Or finding it difficult to explain what IM is to clients, families and friends? rest assured IM is here to help!

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IM and Other Treatment Modalities

We sometimes get asked about how IM works with other treatment modalities - and while each situation is unique, our Clinical Education Director, Amy Vega sheds some light on IM and the DORE Program.

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IM Featured in the News: "Concussion"

Here at Interactive Metronome®, seeing our Providers in the news gives a special feeling of accomplishment; especially when they are able to incorporate current news in the media with using IM.  This news clip, from WMAR Baltimore, features our very own Kate Ortman from Brain Training Center of Maryland and her son, Greg, who uses IM to help with his concussion recovery.

 

With the new Will Smith movie "Concussion" coming out (released on December 25th), we hope that it sheds light on a very important and dangerous topic - untreated sports related brain injury.  

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IM Featured in the News: Podcast

IM in the News: Listen to this podcast hosted by Dr. Michael Bagnell of Bagnell Brain Center and Amy Vega.  

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Interactive Metronome Research Announcement

Research Annoucement: A research grant has been awarded to study the effects of Interactive Metronome® therapy on aging American Indians.  

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November's Provider of the Month: Dr. Michael Bagnell

It's November and the holidays are upon us. The kids are out of school. It's time for vacation, family gatherings and a new Provider of the Month! This November, we chose a wonderful Chiropractor from Florida, Dr. Michael Bagnell. Dr. Bagnell has been working with pediatric and adult/geriatric clients and those suffering from TBI (traumatic brain injury), dementia, and mood disorders, and we are happy to have him in our network. Check out his story here.

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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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Improving attention isn’t just for kids

 

Claudia is an older woman has been diagnosed with demenita.  Claudia's family wasn't really sure how to help her, so they reached out to Interactive Metronome®.  With IM training, Claudia was able to improve and increase her attention.

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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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June's Provider of the Month: Mary Pat Bragers

It's June and the weather is heating up. The kids are out of school. It's time for vacation, cookouts and a new Provider of the Month! This June, we chose a wonderful Occupational Therapist from Texas, Mary Pat Bragers. Mary has been working with children who have sensory integration issues and developmental delays for years, and we are happy to have her in our network. Check out her story here.

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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: Concussion treatment option at trainer's conference

At Interactive Metronome®, we love it when our Providers are featured in the news, and we love sharing it with all of you!  We are thrilled that the Scarborough NeuroDevelopment Center was featured in the news at the Northeast Athletic Trainer's Conference in Portland, ME.  

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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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