It sounds like a weird mix at first, but with the increased advancements of virtual reality and its technological developments, it’s becoming a more practical tool in most industries. More and more evidence shows the positive impact VR (virtual reality) has paired with a clinical application of physiotherapy.



What is virtual reality? 

Virtual reality is the technology that extends aspects of reality to a virtually simulated world. Elements like visual and physical movement can interact with the world in a virtual. Using computer technology to create a simulated environment.VR places the user inside an experience. Instead of viewing a screen in front of them, users are immersed and able to interact with 3D worlds. By simulating as many senses as possible, such as vision, hearing, touch, and even smell. The only limits to near-real VR experiences are the availability of content and cheap computing power.


How does virtual reality benefit physiotherapy?

Virtual reality is having more and more impact in most industries somehow, and the clinical application has been tested and trialled with certain patients in mind. People who have physical injuries & cognitive issues that impede engaging with common rehabilitation exercises can see a major benefit from using VR application in their physiotherapy treatment.

The answer is your brain – Virtual reality mimics realistic senses that your brain processes while experiencing full virtual emersion in a digital environment; depending on how that application is used in a clinical sense, there are beneficial possibilities that could otherwise be harder to achieve outside of a virtual environment for some.

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