I'm a big fan of showing my patients ways to recover more quickly, prevent injuries reoccurring and of course injury prevention. To help people carry out their rehabilitation I've held video sessions with patients in 6 countries and on 3 continents where we can do the stretches together to make sure they get back on their feet as soon as possible. Failure to understand instructions or just plain old forgetfulness can lead to patients not carrying out even basic rehab exercises so I use any methods at my disposal to make sure everyone is on the same page.
In this TED episode physios and health professionals set goals and monitor patient progress via video games and video game technology.
Would a video game high score encourage YOU to stretch more?