Wii Game System Helps With Rehab

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A popular video game is helping rehabilitate patients by taking the focus off of the pain of going through physical therapy.

A family decided to donate a Nintendo Wii game system to the regional rehab center at Pitt Memorial Hospital after a boy in the family found that playing video games in therapy took the pain away. Now several patients are enjoying the game system.

Therapists say the Wii system helps strengthen the patients muscles and also helps with increasing balance and endurance.

The patients view the game as a fun alternative to going through the painful process of therapy.