Category Archives: physio

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Comparing Outcomes of Kinect Videogame-Based Occupational/Physical Therapy Versus Usual Care.

Dahl-Popolizio Sue, Loman Jamil, and Cordes Colleen Clemency. Games for Health Journal. May 2014, 3(3): 157-161. doi:10.1089/g4h.2014.0002. Abstract OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to assess the effectiveness of a game-like exercise tool as a component of occupational and … Continue reading

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Use of Nintendo(R) Wii(TM) During Postburn Rehabilitation: A Pilot Study

Journal of Burn Care & Research:POST COPYEDIT, 5 October 20112011¬†Clinical Research Award: PDF Only Yohannan, Sam K. PT, MS; Tufaro, Patricia OTR/L; Hunter, Hope PT; Orleman, Lauren SPT; Palmatier, Sara SPT; Sang, Canace SPT; Gorga, Delia I. PhD, OTR/L; Yurt, … Continue reading

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The Utility of a Video Game System in Rehabilitation of Burn and Nonburn Patients: A Survey Among Occupational Therapy and Physiotherapy Practitioners

Journal of Burn Care & Research:September/October 2010 – Volume 31 – Issue 5 – pp 768-775 Fung, Vera BSc, MSc PT; So, Ken MSc OT; Park, Esther MSc PT; Ho, Aileen BSc PT; Shaffer, Jennifer BSc PT; Chan, Elaine MSc … Continue reading

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Changes in balance in older adults based on use of physical therapy vs the Wii Fit gaming system: a preliminary study – April 2011

Physiotherapy : Available online 29 April 2011. Hamid Bateni School of Allied Health and Communicative Disorders, Physical Therapy Program, Northern Illinois University, 1425 W. Lincoln Hwy, DeKalb, IL 60115-2828, USA +/- Click for more/less Abstract ObjectivesTo determine the effectiveness of … Continue reading

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Wii-based movement therapy to promote improved upper extremity function post-stroke: A pilot study May 2011

Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine. 2011 May;43(6):527-33. Mouawad MR, Doust CG, Max MD, McNulty PA.Source Neuroscience Research Australia and University of New South Wales. +/- Click for more/less Abstract BACKGROUND: Virtual-reality is increasingly used to improve rehabilitation outcomes. The Nintendo Wii … Continue reading

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EXercising with Computers in Later Life (EXCELL) – pilot and feasibility study of the acceptability of the Nintendo WiiFit in community.

BMC Res Notes. 2010 Sep 13;3(1):238. Williams MA, Soiza RL, Jenkinson AM, Stewart A. +/- Click for more/less ABSTRACT: BACKGROUND: Falls management programmes have been instituted to attempt to reduce falls. This pilot study was undertaken to determine whether the … Continue reading

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The Utility of a Video Game System in Rehabilitation of Burn and Nonburn Patients: A Survey Among Occupational Therapy and Physiotherapy Practitioners

Fung V, So K, Park E, Ho A, Shaffer J, Chan E, Gomez M. From the St John’s Rehab Hospital, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. J Burn Care Res. 2010 Jul 12. +/- Click for more/less AbstractThe objective of this study was … Continue reading

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Validity and reliability of the Nintendo Wii Balance Board for assessment of standing balance (2010)

+/- Click for more/less Gait & Posture, Volume 31, Issue 3, March 2010, Pages 307-310 Ross A. Clarka, Adam L. Bryanta, Yonghao Puab, Paul McCrorya, Kim Bennella and Michael Hunta Abstract Impaired standing balance has a detrimental effect on a … Continue reading

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A new standing posture detector to enable people with multiple disabilities to control environmental stimulation by changing their standing posture through a commercial Wii Balance Board (2010)

Weblink +/- Click for more/less Research in Developmental Disabilities Volume 31, Issue 1, January-February 2010, Pages 281-286 Ching-Hsiang Shiha, Ching-Tien Shihb and Ming-Shan Chianga Abstract This study assessed whether two persons with multiple disabilities would be able to control environmental … Continue reading

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Potential of Wii-Rehabilitation for Persons Recovering From Acute Stroke (2009)

+/- Click for more/less The Potential of Wii-Rehabilitation for Persons Recovering From Acute Stroke by: Sinead Brosnan, OTR/L Published in Special Interest Section Quarterly: Physical Disabilities Vol 32, No 1, March 2009Published by The American Occupational Therapy Association, Inc

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