Interactive Metronome® is a neuro-motor assessment and therapy tool used to improve the brain’s inherent ability to repair or remodel itself through a process called neuro-plasticity. The IM program “trains the brain” to plan, sequence and process information more effectively.
An individual's IM program typically involves 15-20 sessions that can be completed in 4-8 weeks. Different hand and foot exercises are performed while auditory guide tones direct the individual to stay in synchronization with a metronome® beat. Accuracy is measured in milliseconds.
This interactive training process provides the opportunity to exercise the core mental skills essential for learning and development, and the results are permanent.
Since the early 1990′s, IM has been used to benefit patients with learning developmental disorders as well as rehabilitation of stroke, brain injury, drug addiction, ADHD, CAPD, autism spectrum disorder, depression, dyslexia, anxiety, PTSD, Parkinsons and Alzheimers. IM is recognized by the ISNR as an integral part of neuro-therapy.
Benefits For Athletes
- Improved Rhythm & Timing
- Increased Mental Processing Speed
- Sharpened Concentration & Focus
- Enhanced Overall Execution
How It Works for Athletes:
In 2001 a new training protocol was developed for academic and athletic performance application. Leading schools, universities and professional athletes from the NFL, NBA, NHL and PGA are now using the IM and seeing impressive results.
Similar to exercising a muscle group, the IM-Powered program trains the brain to strengthen mind/muscle connections. Auditory guide sounds and interactive exercises help athletes progressively improve their timing, focus and mental processing speed. Athletes of all levels are using the IM-Powered program to gain the mental advantage needed for today’s competitive sports.
For more information, visit Interactivemetronome.com
Athletes/Teams who have used IM (on record):
- NBA–Miami Heat
- PGA–Vijay Singh, Glen Day
- NFL–Miami Dolphins
- NHL–Florida Panthers
- University of Notre Dame
- Syracuse University
- University of North Carolina
- University of Miami