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Therapists Look to Wii Games for Rehab Benefits
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Therapists Look to Wii Games for Rehab Benefits

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Therapists Look to Wii Games for Rehab Benefits

Therapists Look to Wii Games for Rehab Benefits
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A game system popular with teens is finding its way into rehabilitation centers. The Nintendo Wii, controlled by the user's movements, is now being used to help patients recovering from stroke or closed-head injuries.

Therapists say the games, which simulate the motions of the actual sports, can help make the sometimes unpleasant task of rehab a little easier.

Amy Robinson reports from member station WCMU.

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