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Virtual therapy cord injury patients compete in the digital world.

BY NADINE WILSON Jamaican Observer Sunday, April 01, 2012 THE single bullet that shattered his spine and his dreams of becoming a track and field coach has not stopped 19-year-old paraplegic, Domingo Blake, from becoming a champion in the boxing ring.Blake, who … Continue reading

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Early Wii-hab for critical care patients

Critical care patients are being encouraged to start their rehabilitation programme early by playing computer games. Patients on ventilators are being encouraged to play the Wii games as part of a six month pilot study at Colchester General Hospital. The … Continue reading

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Physical therapy patients working through pain using video games.

by KTAR.com August 29th, 2011 Inside the physical therapy center at Banner Good Samaritan Hospital rehab patients are using unique methods for recovery. For rehabilitation the patients are turning to video games to do their exercises and work through the … Continue reading

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Retirement home provides rehabilitation resources

BY DYRINDA TYSON September 3, 2011 Click for more info

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Seniors Wii bowl to keep fit

By: The Fresno Bee, Monday, Aug. 22, 2011 http://www.fresnobee.com The Clovis Senior Center was one of more than 100 senior centers nationwide in the Wii Sports Resort competition, sponsored by Aetna Medicare. +/- Click for more/less According to Aetna, one … Continue reading

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Paging Dr. Mario: Are video games a health scourge or saviour?

National Post : http://life.nationalpost.com Aug 8, 2011 By Dr. James Aw article includes: Some of the most interesting academic work on exergames is happening right here in Canada. Dr. Gustavo Saposnik is a neurologist and researcher at the Stroke Outcomes … Continue reading

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UWI study finds Nintendo games effective in treating cerebral palsy

BY NADINE WILSON Observer staff reporter wilsonn@jamaicaobserver.comThursday, June 09, 2011 A study conducted by the School of Physical Therapy (SPT) at the University of West Indies, Mona, has found that some video games are effective in the treatment of children … Continue reading

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Wii Could Aide Patients COPD Patients May 2011

BY Debbie Nicholson May 17, 2011 A new study from researchers at University of Connecticut Health Center, state that Nintendo’s Wii Fit video game makes working out more pleasurable. While it promotes the kind of physical activity persons with breathing … Continue reading

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Wii helps stroke victims – May 2011

Friday, 06 May 2011Neuroscience Research Australia A 23-year-old stroke patient says she made a remarkable recovery after suffering a stroke because of rehabilitation therapy using Nintendo Wii. +/- Click for more/less Stephanie Ho suffered a stroke in 2010, when she … Continue reading

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Ready for some Wii-habilitation? Feb 2011

By RICHARD BARBER London – When world-renowned flautist Sir James Galway fell down the stairs, badly breaking his left wrist and shattering his right elbow, he feared his career could be over. But the musician, who made his name with … Continue reading

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