While researching in more depth the effects exercise video games have on the rehabilitation process of various injuries, I found an interesting news article regarding the potential benefits of exercise video games in the rehabilitation process of ACL tears. This particular article discussed the experience of NFL linebacker Kenny Pettway, who commented on the added elements of competition that video games added to rehabilitation exercise. Also, these games have shown to produce better results and quicker recovery, where Pettway was able to eliminate the need of crutches after two months of participation in exergames.
Lemus, Richard. “Medical Reports: Video Game For ACL Tears.” Medical Reports. Janna Owen, 2009. Web. 27 June 2013.