How I wish this had been an option during my rehab. Rehab is work, so why not mix it up with something fun! It reminds me of my horse therapy or playing golf. Riding a horse or playing golf strengthens your trunk and arm muscles while your mind is focused on the enjoyment. Sure my golf swing was off as my balance was challenged, but I’m a whole lot better now and play a decent round of golf. Appreciate these new tools and start having some fun. Welcome to the next generation of rehab.
ScienceDaily (Apr. 8, 2011) — Virtual reality and other video games can significantly improve motor function in stroke patients, according to research from St. Michael’s Hospital. Patients who played video games, such as Wii and Playstation, were up to five times more likely to show improvements in arm motor function compared to those who had standard therapy.