Wiihabilitation

According to SignOnSanDiego.com, The Nintendo Wii is becoming fairly popular in rehab therapy. Patients that have suffered from strokes, broken bones, surgeries and combat injuries find Wiihabilitation more fun that regular PT. Though Nintendo doesn’t advertise the therapeutic uses of the Wii, a lot of hospitals around Chicago have purchased Wii’s.

Other facilities have already begun considering purchasing Wii’s for their physical therapy departments. Therapist Elizabeth Penny says she enjoys wathing her patients use the Wii:  

“They’re getting improved endurance, strength, coordination. I think it’s very entertaining for them”. 

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