Wii Rehabiliation: Getting Stronger While Gaming
Rehabilitation usually involves a lot of repetition, for patients this can become tedious and feel a lot like work. Shands Rehabilitation Center in Gainesville is now using a popular gaming system to help make the process a little more entertaining.
Evie Grace Hackett fractured her hip about three years ago. As she began to heal she started to limp on one side. Through use of the Wii balance board Evie showed significant progress after two weeks.
"Because they are more motivated to use the Wii, they actually make progress faster." Occupational Therapist, Kimberly Fuller, says this form of rehabilitation is a favorite among patients. Shands also uses the Wii as a rehabilitation tool for adults.
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