Does virtual reality have a place in physical therapy?
BostInno - 06/20/2016
Physical therapy is probably best known for its 45-minute sessions of pain – or discomfort, for the tough people out there. However, PT experiences could quickly change for patients and therapists alike because of this little thing called virtual reality.
Danielle Levac- who has a Ph.D. in Rehabilitation Science and is an assistant professor at Northeastern – is the director of theRehabilitation Games and Virtual Reality (ReGameVR) Laboratory at the university. Through the lab, Levac and student researchers are examining the potential applications VR may have throughout the physical therapy field – and whether the technology would be more beneficial or detrimental to treatment in the long-run.