Regenerative Medical Group
A Group Medical Practice & Regenerative Medicine Specialists located in Orange, CA
Virtual Reality Q & A
What is virtual reality rehabilitation?
Motor skills like walking, standing, and lifting require complex interactions between your body and brain. Loss of motor skills can have a major impact on your daily activities and quality of life.
Similar to traditional rehabilitation, virtual reality (VR) rehabilitation allows you to practice and relearn certain movements and activities to improve and restore your motor skills.
Virtual reality rehabilitation uses augmented reality to provide you with visual, auditory, and other sensory stimuli to enhance the effectiveness of your rehabilitation. This computer-aided program also allows your doctor to monitor your progress and determine the best ways to optimize your therapy.
For many patients, VR rehabilitation offers a more engaging and immersive alternative to traditional rehabilitation.
How does virtual reality rehabilitation work?
Virtual reality rehabilitation uses virtual reality technology along with sensory devices to create a simulated environment that you can manipulate with various limbs. This allows you to visualize your movements, engage your brain circuits, and improve the recovery of your motor functions.
VR rehabilitation can help you regain your strength, balance, and coordination. It is a safe and effective way to restore your physical functions and improve your quality of life.
VR rehabilitation provides you with different rewards-based games and activities to keep you motivated and engaged during your therapy.
Unlike traditional rehabilitation, the possibilities of your virtual environment are essentially endless. VR rehabilitation allows your doctor to tailor your virtual environment to fit your specific needs.
In some cases, your doctor combines virtual reality rehabilitation with traditional rehabilitation to optimize your recovery.
Who needs virtual reality rehabilitation?
Virtual reality rehabilitation has a wide range of applications for people struggling with their motor skills.
In many cases, your doctor may recommend VR rehabilitation to help you recover after a stroke or injury. Certain conditions like neuropathy, cerebral palsy, and multiple sclerosis can also greatly impact motor functions.
Regenerative Medical Group offers personalized care and works with you to determine the right therapy for your needs. The team specializes in a number of cutting-edge, evidence-based therapies.
To find out if virtual reality rehabilitation is right for you, call one of the Regenerative Medical Group offices or set up your appointment online today.