Parker Jewish Institute for Health Care and Rehabilitation is introducing Jintronix, a next-generation physical therapy modality for long-term and sub-acute patients.

Jintronix challenges rehab patients to expand their range of motion, and improve balance, mobility and other functional reactions through interactive therapeutic games. Delivered on a TV monitor, these virtual activities include exercises that mimic football, skiing and riding motorcycles.

Therapists at the New York skilled nursing facility can customize activities to the patients’ cognitive and physical capabilities. Real-time data collection provides clinical information for therapists to track and report patient progress.

“The modality makes physical therapy a lot more fun,” said Brian Sidiski, Parker’s regional director of rehabilitation. “Patients are smiling and having a great time.”