Monday, December 21, 2009

Nintendo game technology becomes therapy tool

good news for all

Jason Hogan, physical therapist at RiverView, said adults who have had a stroke or brain injury benefit from Wii games as part of their therapy.

“The visual effects give them guidance better than we can,” Hogan said.

“Some adult patients are as motivated by it as the children.”

The pediatric gym also includes suspended swings, a climbing wall and other apparatus to help with mobility and sensory skills.

“It’s so much fun, they feel they don’t have to work,” Wittmann said. “They leave saying ‘I did it.’ That’s what it’s all about— to leave with success.”

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