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Research & Articles


Learn about the Ronnie Gardiner Method

To gain an in-depth understanding of the benefits and proven results of the RGM method, follow the links below for research articles from across the world.

Studies about RGM in people with a stroke:

Gonzalez-Hoelling S,  Bertran-Noguer C, Reig-Garcia G, Suñer-Soler R. Effects of a Music-Based Rhythmic Auditory Stimulation on Gait and Balance in Subacute Stroke. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2021;18:2032.

Bunketorp-Käll L, Pekna M, Pekny M, Blomstrand C, Nilsson M. Effects of horse-riding therapy and rhythm and music-based therapy on functional mobility in late phase after stroke. NeuroRehabilitation. 2019;45(4):483-492

Bunketorp-Käll L, Lundgren-Nilsson Å, Nilsson M, Blomstrand C. Multimodal rehabilitation in the late phase after stroke enhances the life situation of informal caregivers. Top Stroke Rehabil. 2019;25(3):161-167

Pohl P, Carlsson G, Bunketorp Käll L, Nilsson M, Blomstrand C. Experiences from a multimodal rhythm and music-based rehabilitation program in late phase of stroke recovery – a qualitative study. PLoS ONE. 2018;13(9):e0204215

Bunketorp Käll L, Lundgren-Nilsson Å, Samuelsson H, Pekny T, Blomvé K, et al. Long-term improvements after multimodal rehabilitation in late phase after stroke: a randomized controlled trial. Stroke. 2017;48(9):e272

Thornberg K, Josephsson S, Lindquist I. Experiences of participation in rhythm and movement therapy after stroke. Disabil Rehabil. 2014;36(22):1869-1874

Bunketorp Käll L, Lundgren-Nilsson Å, Blomstrand C, Pekna M, Pekny M, et al. The effects of a rhythm and music-based therapy program and therapeutic riding in late recovery phase following stroke: a study protocol for a three-armed randomized controlled trial. BMC Neurol. 2012;21(12):141.


Studies about RGM in people with Parkinson’s disease:

Pohl P, Wressle E, Lundin F, Enthoven P, Dizdar N. Group-based music intervention in Parkinson’s disease – findings from a mixed-methods study. Clin Rehab. 2020;34(4):533-544.

Pohl P. The Ronnie Gardiner Method: an innovative music-based intervention in neurorehabilitation with focus on Parkinson’s disease. Neurophysiol Rehab. 2018;1:32-37

Pohl P, Dizdar N, Hallert E. The Ronnie Gardiner Rhythm and Music Method – a feasibility study in Parkinson’s disease. Disabil Rehabil 2013;35:2197-2204