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Effectiveness of virtual reality rehabilitation for children and adolescents with cerebral palsy: an updated evidence-based systematic review

Physiotherapy Journal article - Posted on 25/08/2017

Background The use of virtual reality systems in the motor rehabilitation of children with cerebral palsy is new, and thus the scientific evidence for its effectiveness needs to be evaluated ...

Physio findings: Cochrane sifts evidence for acupuncture

Frontline article - Posted on 16/09/2016

In our regular round-up on research Janet Wright looks at how Cochrane sifts evidence for acupuncture and how virtual reality keeps older people on their feet. ...

Validity and reliability of Kinect skeleton for measuring shoulder joint angles: a feasibility study

Physiotherapy Journal article - Posted on 26/11/2015

Objective To test the reliability and validity of shoulder joint angle measurements from the Microsoft Kinect™ for virtual rehabilitation. Design Test–retest reliability and concurrent validity, ...

Physio findings: virtual reality exercise, TENS benefits for pain relief

Frontline article - Posted on 02/11/2015

In our regular round-up of reseach related articles Janet Wright looks at virtual reality for exercise and TENS benifits for dealing with pain. ...

Physio findings: pains and falls, joints and hearts, virtual cycling

Frontline article - Posted on 18/11/2013

Janet Wright looks at the latest physio research and clinical findings. ...

Potential of the Nintendo Wii™ as a rehabilitation tool for children with cerebral palsy in a developing country: a pilot study

Physiotherapy Journal article - Posted on 30/08/2012

Objectives To explore the possibility of using the Nintendo Wii™ as a rehabilitation tool for children with cerebral palsy (CP) in a developing country, and determine whether there is potential for an ...

Motor learning, retention and transfer after virtual-reality-based training in Parkinson's disease – effect of motor and cognitive demands of games: a longitudinal, controlled clinical study?

Physiotherapy Journal article - Posted on 30/08/2012

Objectives To evaluate the learning, retention and transfer of performance improvements after Nintendo Wii Fit™ training in patients with Parkinson's disease and healthy elderly people. Design ...

Effect of Nintendo Wii™-based motor and cognitive training on activities of daily living in patients with Parkinson's disease: A randomised clinical trial?

Physiotherapy Journal article - Posted on 30/08/2012

Objectives To investigate the effect of Nintendo Wii™-based motor cognitive training versus balance exercise therapy on activities of daily living in patients with Parkinson's disease. Design ...

Effectiveness of a low-cost virtual reality system for children with developmental delay: a preliminary randomised single-blind controlled trial?

Physiotherapy Journal article - Posted on 30/08/2012

Objectives Physical and occupational therapists have started to use the Nintendo Wii™ gaming system with adults and children as part of their regular treatment. Despite the growing use of the Wii and ...

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