The Nintendo Wii and Wii Fit were designed for the average person to play games, but therapists and physicians have found numerous uses to complement traditional rehabilitation.
Innovative uses for Wii
Traditional physical therapy involves a lot of repetition and using Wii games can make those repetitive movements more engaging and fun. The Wii allows for patients to perform physical therapy exercises with hand and arm movement using the wireless controller. Patients can play numerous games including boxing, golf, tennis and bowling that challenge them and keep patients engaged in their therapy.
What are the benefits from using Wii?
Flexibility, strength, endurance and coordination are some of the benefits of using the system. Our patients just tell us its fun.
The Wii can be used to help patients recover from a variety of illness and injuries including: