When we was the last time that you sat down & played video games with your children or gr&children?
It’s becoming something you may just find in you physical therapy soon if you’ve not already.
Dr. Stuart Smith, from the Prince of Wales Medical Research Institute & Chair of a Games for Health interest group within the Health Informatics Society of Australia, says. . .
“In particular, we have been using the ‘Dance Dance Revolution’ video game with older adults (75 & over) & have shown that improvements in stepping responses are important for balance control & prevention of falls. Falls are a major problem for older adults & we need to do all we can to reduce the chance of falls occurring. Exercise is a great way to do this & we are exploring ways in which video games can help engage older people in these exercises.”
We’d love to hear your feedback! Do you use any video games for pain relief? Have you tried the Wii Fit platform to increase balance or to try to exercise more? Sony Playstation is releasing a similar program called Playstation Move in Fall of 2010.
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