Benefits of Virtual Rehabilitation on the RiseBy Physical Therapy Products: SOAP Notes,
Publication Date: January 2007
Article focuses on Trazer, which is a virtual gym at the Cleveland Clinic in Ohio that allows client to play in a life-sized computer exercise simulator. Each game involves an individualized physical therapy program that is tracked by a belt that has infrared signals. A physical therapist can add resistance bands to make the games progressively more challenging, while a computer is used to track progress. Experts have found that movement is one of the best ways to increase strength and joint motion, though children find working out to be boring. A study of 200 children conducted at the University of Massachusetts found, however, that after two weeks 80 percent of the participants kept participating in a fitness program that involved games.
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