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- Kramer A.
- Dettmers C.
- Gruber M.
Exergaming with additional postural demands improves balance and gait in patients with multiple sclerosis as much as conventional balance training and leads to high adherence to home-based balance training.
Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2014; 95: 1803-1809
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- Exergaming with additional postural demands improves balance and gait in patients with multiple sclerosis as much as conventional balance training and leads to high adherence to home-based balance training.Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2014; 95: 1803-1809
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- Exergaming With Additional Postural Demands Improves Balance and Gait in Patients With Multiple Sclerosis as Much as Conventional Balance Training and Leads to High Adherence to Home-Based Balance TrainingArchives of Physical Medicine and RehabilitationVol. 96Issue 4
- PreviewI read with great interest the recent article by Kramer et al.1 The authors studied balance problems and fall rates in patients with multiple sclerosis (MS). Kramer et al believed that the falls increased when patients with MS tried to perform dual tasks while walking. They surmised that adding exergaming to typical balance training would increase the overall balance of such patients while performing dual tasks. The results showed improved balance in all test groups, but only the exergaming group showed improved gait while performing dual tasks.