Tag Archives: MS

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RESEARCH: Perceptions of using videogames in rehabilitation: a dual perspective of people with multiple sclerosis and physiotherapists

Disability and Rehabilitation, 2015; 37(4): 338–344 Anette Forsberg, Ylva Nilsagard, and Katrin Bostrom Abstract Purpose: Our aim was to describe experiences of using Nintendo Wii Fit for balance exercise, from the perspectives of patients with multiple sclerosis (MS) and their … Continue reading

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RESEARCH: Home-Based Balance Training Using the Wii Balance Board A Randomized, Crossover Pilot Study in Multiple Sclerosis.

Neurorehabilitation & Neural Repair 2013; 27: 516-525 Authors: Luca Prosperini, MD Deborah Fortuna, MS Costanza Giannì, MD Laura Leonardi, MD Maria Rita Marchetti, MS Carlo Pozzilli, MD, PhD Abstract Objective. To evaluate the effectiveness of a home-based rehabilitation of balance … Continue reading

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RESEARCH: Exergaming With Additional Postural Demands Improves Balance and Gait in Patients With Multiple Sclerosis as Much as Conventional Balance Training and Leads to High Adherence to Home-Based Balance Training.

Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation October 2014 Volume 95, Issue 10, Pages 1803–1809 Authors: Andreas Kramer, PhD, Christian Dettmers, MD, Markus Gruber, PhD Abstract Objective To assess the effectiveness of and adherence to an exergame balance training program with … Continue reading

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Balance exercise for persons with multiple sclerosis using Wii games: a randomised, controlled multi-centre study.

Ylva E Nilsagård, Anette S Forsber and Lena von KochMultiple Sclerosis Journal, 2012 June 6 +/- Click for more/less AbstractBackground: The use of interactive video games is expanding within rehabilitation. The evidence base is, however, limited.Objective: Our aim was to evaluate the effects … Continue reading

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Potential Benefits of Nintendo Wii Fit Among People with Multiple Sclerosis A Longitudinal Pilot Study

International Journal of MS Care. 2011;13:21–3 Matthew Plow, PhD; Marcia Finlayson, PhD, OT(C), OTR/L +/- Click for more/less Abstract We examined the potential of Nintendo Wii Fit (Nintendo Co, Ltd, Kyoto, Japan) to increase physical activity (PA) behavior and health … Continue reading

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MS patients sought for Hope College study of Wii Fit’s rehab potential

HOLLAND — Maureen Dunn of the Hope College kinesiology faculty is hoping to find area residents with multiple sclerosis who share her interest in exploring the Nintendo Wii Fit’s potential for enhancing balance and mobility. +/- Click for more/less Dunn … Continue reading

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