Structured Wii protocol for rehabilitation of shoulder impingement syndrome

A pilot study

John Ross Rizzo, Peter Thai, Edward J. Li, Terence Tung, Todd E. Hudson, Joseph Herrera, Preeti Raghavan

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Abstract

Objective To determine the feasibility and efficacy of using a structured Nintendo Wii protocol to improve range of motion, strength, and quality of life in patients with shoulder impingement syndrome. Methods A total of 14 patients with shoulder pain were randomized to perform a structured Wii protocol (n = 8) or conventional therapy (n = 6). Pain-free shoulder range of motion, strength, shoulder pain and disability, and quality of life were assessed pre- and post-treatment. Results All 8 patients completed the Wii protocol, and 3 completed conventional therapy. The Wii protocol conferred significant improvements in shoulder range of motion, pain and disability, and quality of life but not strength, whereas conventional therapy conferred a significant improvement in strength. Conclusions As compared to conventional treatment, the structured Wii protocol implemented in this pilot study was a viable adjunct to therapy for shoulder impingement syndrome. Gaming may have a supplemental benefit by increasing motivation, pleasure, and/or adherence. Further investigation in larger cohorts is warranted.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)363-370
Number of pages8
JournalAnnals of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine
Volume60
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 1 2017
Externally publishedYes

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Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
Shoulder Pain
Rehabilitation
Articular Range of Motion
Quality of Life
Therapeutics
Pleasure
Motivation
Pain

Keywords

  • Gaming
  • Motivation
  • Rehabilitation
  • Shoulder impingement syndrome
  • Shoulder pain

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine
  • Rehabilitation

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Structured Wii protocol for rehabilitation of shoulder impingement syndrome : A pilot study. / Rizzo, John Ross; Thai, Peter; Li, Edward J.; Tung, Terence; Hudson, Todd E.; Herrera, Joseph; Raghavan, Preeti.

In: Annals of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine, Vol. 60, No. 6, 01.11.2017, p. 363-370.

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Rizzo, John Ross ; Thai, Peter ; Li, Edward J. ; Tung, Terence ; Hudson, Todd E. ; Herrera, Joseph ; Raghavan, Preeti. / Structured Wii protocol for rehabilitation of shoulder impingement syndrome : A pilot study. In: Annals of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine. 2017 ; Vol. 60, No. 6. pp. 363-370.
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