"Everyone likes to play games. That's what to focus on. It's a new way of treating patients," said Janet Persaud with the Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation.
Eighty nine year old Mildred Lee does reaching exercises to counter a fear of moving after a bad ankle sprain that she also has problems standing on. She's been doing virtual rehab for two weeks.
"I couldn't walk. I couldn't put weight on it. No weight at all. Now, I'm walking with a walker," said Mildred Lee.
And patients' sometimes even recover faster.
"They're more motivated they engage more, and they definitely improve at a faster rate," said Janet.
It's fun and also hard work as patients play against virtual team mates. But it's work with a purpose. Diana Wilson had her right hip replaced in July and is strengthening both legs.
"I'm getting an intense workout. If I'm doing it without the screen, I can stop at any time, but with the screen you can't, you got to keep going," said Wilson.
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