Impact of Incentive Therapy on Postural Control in Burn Survivors

Noha F. Mahmoud
2016 Journal of Medical Science And clinical Research  
Burn has a causative factor in avoidant behaviors and lack of postural control. Objectives: To guide the rehabilitation team making decision regarding the use of incentive therapy via Wii interactive video games in physical therapy practice for burned patients. Materials and methods: The traditional (control) group received a physical therapy session including positioning, range of motion exercises, stretching exercise for lower limb muscles, and daily walking. The study group (Wii group)
more » ... p (Wii group) received previous physical therapy program followed by 15 minutes of Wii Fit gaming activities. Main outcome measures: Static and dynamic balance assessment using Biodex Balance system, Timed-Up and Go test, Activities-Specific Balance Confidence Scale and Numeric Pain Rating Scale. Results: Statistically significant differences were found between the study and control groups; for the favor of patients practiced the Wii interactive video game. Conclusions: Incentive therapy via active participation of patients using Wii Fit is potentially acceptable as an adjunct to the physical therapy intervention for burned patients aiming to improve postural control.
doi:10.18535/jmscr/v3i12.51 fatcat:x6exuseumjhzfazawatvgym4xa