To help our patients improve their balance and strength, we’ve added the Nintendo Wii Balance Board to our treatment services. Current physical therapy research supports rehabilitative interventions that focus on increasing balance, creating a direct effect on the reducing the risk of falls.
Falls and loss of balance are widely recognized as a leading cause of serious injuries and consequently disabilities in adults over the age of 65.
At Alpine, we are helping our patients take a stronger stand on keeping up their mobility and independence in our community by bolstering their dynamic balance.
According to program director, Brace Hayden, DPT, “The Wii Balance Board offers a variety of interactive and enjoyable ‘games’ to enable our patients and their PT to effectively address balance deficits.” Brace adds that “Patients comment regularly on the versatility and level of engagement this balance tool offers.”
The aim of our balance and vestibular rehabilitation outreach is ultimately to improve our patients’ wellness, balance, and strength . . . leading to greater safety and quality of life.
For more information on our use of this balance device, you are invited to call our south clinic at 251-2323.