Thursday, April 10, 2014

Facebook and PT?

What do they have in common? 
On the surface…not much.
However, Facebook's interest in Oculus, a virtual reality company, could do much to spur the adoption of telemedicine in a variety of specialties, including physical therapy. 
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“After games, we’re going to make Oculus a platform for many other experiences. Imagine… consulting with a doctor face-to-face — just by putting on goggles in your home.”       ~Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook Co-founder
Virtual Reality therapy video for phantom pain.
VR therapy for phantom pain
The potential virtual reality application in physical therapy would address the phantom pain experienced by roughly 70% of amputees.  Current treatments include drugs, acupuncture, hypnosis and "mirror therapy" but don't always work.  VR therapies have been developed and tests conducted with more clinical studies needed to better assess the effectiveness.   >>Learn more about the VR approach to reducing phantom pain.

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