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Welcome to Northeastern Ohio’s premier provider of Neurologic Music Therapy

Serving the greater Cleveland and Akron areas, DBC3 Music Therapy provides Music Therapy to individuals and groups, while addressing a wide range of functional goals including gait, balance, ambulation and speech rehabilitation.

Utilizing innovative techniques based on well designed and published research, DBC3 Music Therapy provides quality rehabilitation services to adults recovering from a wide range of neurological illnesses and injuries.  

Welcome to DBC3 Music Therapy.  We look forward to meeting your Music Therapy needs.

Mission: To provide high quality evidence-based rehabilitation through music to those with neurological diseases such as Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease and Pick’s disease (fronto-temporal dementia) and/or recovering from stroke, spinal cord injury, or traumatic brain injury .

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The Conklyn Method for Gait Reintegration

The following are two exercise programs that address what we perceive to be the most limiting factors in gait rehabilitation.  Together they make up the Conklyn Method for Gait Reintegration.  You may do these programs independently of each other, however, when done together we have seen impressive results in a short amount of time at all stages of recovery.

Program for Increased Proprioception

We have identified 3 core exercises for improving proprioception, irregardless of where you are in your recovery process, and should be done in this order.  These exercises are most effective when done barefoot.  If you are not comfortable doing these barefoot we recommend doing them in shoes without the use of any orthotics.  For safety reasons please have someone there to assist when necessary.

  1. Forward and Back Rocking Weight Shift
  2. Standing Plantar Flexion
  3. Standing Knee Flexion

Program for Relearning the Sequential Gait Pattern

We have identified 3 core exercises to assist with relearning a more “normal” gait pattern, irregardless of where you are in your recovery process, and should be done in this order.  We recommend doing these with whatever assistive/orthotic devices you would normally walk with outside.  This is to help normalize these exercises to your everyday activities.  These exercises can be done using a counter, or balance bar, for support but as you gain strength and confidence we recommend trying these unassisted.  For safety reasons please have someone there to assist when necessary.

  1. Knee Drop
  2. Arch/Toe extension
  3. Heel Strike

After completing the previous exercises we encourage you to walk a little, trying to put all of these elements into your walking pattern.

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