An article crossed my virtual desk regarding Wii usage and balance in MS patients which led me to do some research. I quickly came across Wii Balance Board Induces Changes in the Brains of MS Patients and was further intrigued by the idea. Given I am always searching for more ways to push my progress forward in terms of regaining a more normal gate and balance after living with MS for 20+ years yet now recovering, I decided to obtain a Wii console and an accompanying balance board.
“The most important finding in this study is that a task-oriented and repetitive training aimed at managing a specific symptom is highly effective and induces brain plasticity,” he said. “More specifically, the improvements promoted by the Wii balance board can reduce the risk of accidental falls in patients with MS, thereby reducing the risk of fall-related comorbidities like trauma and fractures.”