Effects of the gametherapy in schistosomal myeloradiculopathy: Case report

  • Tiago Pinheiro Vaz Carvalho Universidade Federal de Sergipe, Sergipe
  • Patrícia Pereira da Silva Faculdade de Aracaju/FACAR, Aracaju/SE
  • Diogo Costa Garção Faculdade Estacio de Sergipe/FaSe, Sergipe
  • Ana Paula Lima Ferreira Universidade Federal de Sergipe, Sergipe
  • Karina Machado de Araújo Universidade Federal de Sergipe, Sergipe

Abstract

Schistosomiasis mansoni is a parasitic disease caused by Schistosoma mansoni. Its ectopic form most severe and disabling is the Schistosomal Myeloradiculopathy (SMR), characterized by reaching the central nervous system. Currently, the use of Virtual Reality for the treatment of neurological sequelae has been developing gradually. The aim of this study was to analyze the influence of Virtual Reality (VR) on neuromotor functions of a SMR carrier. The study it was carried out with a female subject, 30 years old, diagnosed with SRM and no preview experience with the Nintendo Wii® or similar. The assessment procedure adopted aimed to describe and analyze the impairment caused by disorders of the MRE. Intervention program included  a physical therapy program playing with the Nintendo Wii® and Wii Balance Board® platform (20 sessions lasting 1 hour and a frequency of three times per week). Subject was assessed before and after the intervention program. The results showed that the VR was an effective tool in neuromotor rehabilitation of SRM.

Published
2014-06-01
Section
Original Article