Clinical Research in Orthopedics

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Comparative Analysis of Virtual Reality Versus Progressive Resistive Exercises in Improving Arm function of Patients With Hemiplegic in Bacoor, Cavite

Virtual Reality (gaming console) and Progressive Resistive Exercises (PREs) have emerged as recent treatment approaches in stroke rehabilitation. In particular, the Game console is used to aid in portraying and calculating body positioning, visual perception, balance, and gross motor skills while PREs is a strengthening technique that basically used by the Physical Therapist in treating impairments particularly muscle weakness. PRE’s can be administered via different forms; the study utilized PNF D1 Flexion, Extension patterns through resistive bands. The principle states to improve muscle performance and functionality that it should exceed the metabolic capacity of the muscle and challenged to perform at a level greater than to which it is accustomed. To improve the arm function of patients with Hemiplegic by using new dimensional approach. Quasi Experimental Group Pre and posttest Design is used in the study. Retrospectively, all the post-stroke patients who are at the age range of 40-70 years old were reviewed with selection criteria and been oriented with informed consent. Fifteen participants were randomly array into three variable groups, the two groups will be distributed to the experimental group and that will represents the Nintendo Wii and the PREs group.

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