VIRTUAL REALITY IN THE REHABILITATION OF THE BALANCE OF PATIENTS POST STROKE: LITERATURE REVIEW
Palavras-chave:Virtual reality. Balance. Stroke
ResumoAbstract: Introduction: The stroke can result in balance deficit disorders. The rehabilitation becomes indispensable for balance rehabilitation, and the virtual reality is one of the tools that can be used. Aim: systematize the knowledge on the virtual reality effect over the balance in patients after stroke. Method: a literature review was realized in the period April-May 2014, including original articles published from January 2004 to may 2014. Results: 24 articles were found, six remained for they met the inclusion criteria, four randomized clinical trials, a single-arm clinical trial, and a case report. Conclusion: it was seen that virtual reality can be a supporting tool to rehabilitate balance in these patients, for the purpose of training task-oriented and motivational nature.
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