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Human Studies

2021 Apr 30

Am J Phys Med Rehabil

Virtual Reality Augments Movement during Physical Therapy: A Pragmatic Randomized Trial.


Hemphill S, Rodriguez S, Wang E, Koeppen K, Aitken-Young B, Jackson C, Simons L, Caruso TJ
Am J Phys Med Rehabil. 2021 Apr 30.
PMID: 33935153.


Virtual reality (VR) facilitates physical therapy (PT) via improved engagement. While shown to benefit specific patient populations, such as stroke patients, it is less established in otherwise healthy adults and children receiving outpatient PT. The primary objective was to compare total PT-guided Movement supplemented with VR (PTMVR) to PT guided Movement alone, without VR (PTM).