The tWall can be a great addition for people who are in physical therapy. The tWall is an interactive touch wall that provides sensory feedback via lights and touch sensors. People who are recovering from brain injuries and concussions especially benefit from tWall. This interactive touch wall can help improve hand-eye coordination and reaction time. Injuries to the brain can cause a decrease in reaction time and hand-eye coordination so being able to use a product like the tWall can immensely help patients slowly regain there normal reaction time.
Exergaming can be very beneficial for people who have cognitive deficits. To get an understanding of the severity of their cognitive disability, individuals can be evaluated based on their cognitive skills, gross motor skills, fine motor skills, and social skills. Using interactive fitness to evaluate these skills has proven to be a terrific method. Exergame has proven to not only have physical benefits but cognitive ones as well. Things like the tWall, Makoto, and iDance are great for improving gross and fine motor skills. You can also improve social skills as multiple individuals can use the equipment at once. People with cognitive deficits are at a higher risk of behavioral issues, so Exergame rooms can be used as a safe space for them to have fun and stay active at the same time!
Why to use tWall for Physical Therapy?
- Improve mobility and balance-After a serious injury or big surgery, it can be hard for patients to get back up on their feet. Exergame can help fine tune a patient’s motor skills.
- Prevent more injuries-a key aspect of physical therapy is assessing the weak area’s in the patient’s body and developing a plan to strengthen those vulnerable areas
- It can help maximize movement- physical therapists are able to identify, diagnose, and treat movement related issues. The benefit of physical therapy is it can help you live pain free.
The research doesn’t lie! It’s a proven fact that physical activity can immensely help people with cognitive deficits. Whether you’re a medical center, health club, or physical therapy clinic, you can all benefit from the tWall! Contact us today to learn more.