Aim: Rhythmic auditory stimulation (RAS) is indicated to be useful for gait disorder in the treatment of Parkinson's disease. The aim of this report is to investigate the immediate effects of RAS, that is neurological music therapy technique, on the case with Parkinson's disease (PD) diagnosis. Method: A 49-year-old man who was diagnosed with Parkinson disease (PD) five years ago presented in this report. The time-distance characteristics of the patient's gait before the RAS implementation were examined on a 10 meter field, the functional status was assessed using the Tinetti Performance Oriented Mobility Assessment test (POMA) and the Time Up Go test (TUG). The metronome rhythm, both melodic and non-melodic, adjusted to the case's normal cadence and 10% of case’s cadence. The case was asked to walk under the four different RAS conditions in a 10-meter area. Results: As a result of the implementations, it was observed that thegait speed of the patient increased by 27.18%, the stride length increased by 4.27%, the cadence increased by 21.95%, and there was no change in POMA and TUG results. Conclusion: RAS has been found to be effective in positively on time-distance characteristics of gait person with Parkinson Disease.
Keywords: Parkinson Disease, Rhythmic Auditory Stimulation, Gait, Neurologic Music Therapy