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Putting a Wii bit of excitement into rehab at ThamesThe Rehabilitation Unit at Thames Hospital has been very excited and grateful for the generosity of David Brown of 100% Browns who delivered a Nintendo Wii console programme for use with patients recovering from injury or impairment that has affected their balance and / or coordination.
David was alerted to the way the Wii can be used by Dr Alsop a doctor currently working at the hospital. Dr Alsop says “I come from the UK where I have seen the Wii substantially improve patients’ outcomes and thought it would be a great addition to the Thames Unit. As a Geordie from Newcastle [UK] we say ‘shy bairns get nowt, meaning ‘shy children get nothing’ I approached David Brown who listened and responded.”
Patients now have a more exciting way of practicing activities that will improve balance, awareness of where the body is in relationship to space, hand eye coordination, fine finger movements, strength and fitness. They can’t wait to have their therapy sessions.
The Rehabilitation Team say thank you Dr Alsop for telling us about the benefits of the Wii and seeking a way for our local Unit to have one and to David Brown of 100% Browns for listening and then making it possible for our patients to benefit.
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Date: 28 March 2011
Source: Hauraki Herald