(Vikings running back Adrian Peterson using the Wii Fit.)
There are times when professional athletes get injured while playing and need extensive rehab so they may get back to the field. Take Vikings running back Adrian Peterson who tore his ACL in December 2011. While he was going through regular rehab, he has also used the Wii Fit and other games designed for rehab to regain his strength.
One of the specially designed video games Peterson uses is a game where he guides an on-screen icon through mazes in one game and dodges balls in another game, and all of this is controlled through a leg press machine. While the machine is strengthening his leg, it can be very painful, so the video game is keeping him focused on another task. This shows that anyone can implement video games to their rehabilitation process, even high-profiled athletes.