Category Archives: CVA

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Is There Evidence That Active Videogames Increase Energy Expenditure and Exercise Intensity for People Poststroke and with Cerebral Palsy?

Deutsch Judith E., Guarrera-Bowlby Phyllis, Myslinski Mary Jane, and Kafri Michal. Games for Health Journal. January 2015, 4(1): 31-37. doi:10.1089/g4h.2014.0082. Abstract This article asked and answered the question of whether there was evidence to support the use of videogames for … Continue reading

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Sony PlayStation EyeToy elicits higher levels of movement than the Nintendo Wii: implications for stroke rehabilitation.

Neil A, Ens S, Pelletier R, Jarus T, Rand D.Source: Abilities Neurological Rehabilitation, Vancouver, CanadaEuropean Journal of Physical Rehabilitation Medicine. 2012 Nov 21. +/- Click for more/less Abstract: BACKGROUND: Virtual reality (VR) is an emerging trend in stroke rehabilitation. VR … Continue reading

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Stroke Patients at Royal Berkshire Benefit from Playing Kinect

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Energy expenditure in chronic stroke patients playing Wii Sports: a pilot study

Journal of Neuroengineering and Rehabililtation. 2011; 8: 38. Published online 2011 July 14 Henri L Hurkmans, Gerard M Ribbers, Marjolein F Streur-Kranenburg, Henk J Stam, and Rita J van den Berg-Emons +/- Click for more/less ABSTRACT: BACKGROUND: Stroke is one … Continue reading

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Area seniors join Wii video-game bowling league | StarNewsOnline.com

By Cece NunnCece.Nunn@StarNewsOnline.com A stroke left Ruby Reaves, a Pender County native, completely paralyzed on her left side. But the formation of an area Wii video game bowling league has helped Reaves, a resident of Autumn Care of Myrtle Grove … Continue reading

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Effectiveness of Virtual Reality Exercises in Stroke Rehabilitation (EVREST) (2010)

+/- Click for more/less Int J Stroke. 2010 Feb;5(1):47-51. Saposnik G, Mamdani M, Bayley M, Thorpe KE, Hall J, Cohen LG, Teasell R; EVREST Steering Committee; EVREST Study Group for the Stroke Outcome Research Canada Working Group. Abstract BACKGROUND: Evidence … 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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