Visual feedback training using WII Fit improves balance in Parkinson's disease.

@article{Zalecki2013VisualFT,
  title={Visual feedback training using WII Fit improves balance in Parkinson's disease.},
  author={Tomasz Zalecki and Agnieszka G{\'o}recka-Mazur and Wojciech Pietraszko and Artur Dawid Surowka and Pawel Novak and Marek Moskala and Anna Krygowska-Wajs},
  journal={Folia medica Cracoviensia},
  year={2013},
  volume={53 1},
  pages={65-78}
}
Postural instability including imbalance is the most disabling long term problem in Parkinson's disease (PD) that does not respond to pharmacotherapy. This study aimed at investigating the effectiveness of a novel visual-feedback training method, using Wii Fit balance board in improving balance in patients with PD. Twenty four patients with moderate PD were included in the study which comprised of a 6-week home-based balance training program using Nintendo Wii Fit and balance board. The PD… CONTINUE READING