The Arcade World Break Through
Playing video games hasn't always been seen as a healthy activity. But since the release of the Wii gaming system by Nintendo in November 2006, views have changed. Players are now able to be physically active in these virtual reality games, using what some physical therapists now recognize as beneficial repetitive motion. Exercise.
At Aspen Rehabilitation in Coral Springs, FL, patients are now playing Wii games as part of their rehabilitation routines! Introduced to the rehabilitation clinic recently, "Wii-Hab" enables patients to work on their balance, and strengthening while engaging in Wii-Hab. The most popular games played at Aspen Rehab are the sports games. Wii Sports include tennis, baseball, golf, bowling and boxing.
The Wii gaming system is used as part of the physical therapy routines for patients recovering from illnesses, strokes, Parkinson's, accidents and combat injuries. Patients are using the unique, motion-sensitive game controller to play games to build arm strength and enhance their reflexes and hand-eye coordination.
Aspen Rehabilitation's Wii-Hab approach to therapy is being used with patients of all ages. It may appear as a form of entertainment to patients, but it's helping them redevelop the coordination to relearn daily living skills.
Contact Aspen Rehabilitation to see if Wii-Hab is right for you!!!