The therapeutic benefits of virtual sailing in spinal cord injury rehabilitation

Researchers at the Kennedy Krieger Institute have announced the results of a pilot study demonstrating use of a virtual therapeutic sailing simulator as an important part of rehabilitation following a spinal cord injury (SCI). Published in the American Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, findings show that using a hands-on sailing simulator over a 12-week period helped participants safely learn sailing skills in a controlled environment, ultimately improving their quality of life by gaining the ability to participate in a recreational sport. For many individuals living with paralysis, participation in recreational sports may seem impossible or even unimportant. This study…
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