Title: Vibroacoustic Therapy: The Therapeutic Effect of Low Frequency Sound on Specific Physical Disorders and Disabilities
Skille, O., Wigram, T., & Weekes, L. (1989). Vibroacoustic therapy: The therapeutic effect of low frequency sound on specific physical disorders and disabilities. Journal of British Music Therapy, 3(2), 6-10.
This article traces the early development of vibroacoustic therapy, and some of the theoretical basis for its use in a treatment procedure. It describes some of the initial work in the Scandinavian countries, gives examples of the type of problems that low frequency sound and music have been particularly effective in treating, and puts into perspective the use of music and sound as a physically effective means of treating people in comparison with the interactive forms of intervention commonly used by music therapists.
Much of the case material described in the article (Norwegian and English) is anecdotal. In the latter section of this paper, current research is described
Keywords: vibroacoustic therapy, physical disabilities, low frequency, music therapy