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Mindfulness and VR: How VR Helps Introduce Patients to Mindfulness-Based Interventions

Mindfulness is a state of consciousness that comes through intentional awareness and presence. Virtual reality can lay the groundwork to introduce patients to mindfulness. Let’s explore how mindfulness and virtual reality technology can go hand in hand. What is Mindfulness? Mindfulness is a concept that has appeared more frequently in social and professional settings within…

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Autism

How to Help a Child with Autism So They Can Thrive!

As a neuro-developmental disability, autism can impact a child’s behavior, way of communicating, social interaction, and ability to interact with the environment and others. This may bring challenges for a child and their parents. The research shows that, for parents, the experience of distress, impaired mental health, fatigue, frustration, lower levels of resilience, poorer quality…

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How to Improve Sitting Tolerance in Autism: Activities and Guidance

Children on the autism spectrum often have trouble tolerating sedentary activities, particularly sitting still. Sitting or lack thereof may not sound like a big deal in theory, but sitting tolerance is a critical aspect of the learning process. It can have significant consequences on the child’s performance at school, social interactions, and family relationships. Sitting…

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Chronic Pain

Dealing with Chronic Pain at Night: In the Back, Hips, Legs & More

If you experience chronic pain at night you’ll recognize the feeling of discomfort in the wee small hours. Of not quite knowing which position will deliver relief. Of battling to fall – and stay – asleep. But why do ailments seem like a vampirish affliction? What is it about the rise of the moon that…

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MS vs Fibromyalgia: What are the Key Differences?

Do you suffer from widespread pain? Do your muscles ache or spasm? Is fatigue a very real problem that affects both your body and your brain? Symptoms like these can feel overwhelming. Getting answers from your doctor can be difficult. So, you might do what many people do… Turn to Dr Google. But searching the…

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Chronic Pain and Fatigue: How to Cope with the Symptoms

Do you struggle with chronic pain? Has exhaustion sapped your mojo? Have you wondered if these two problems are interlinked? (They are!) Chronic pain and fatigue often go hand in hand. But before we dive into why, and give you evidence-based advice on how to cope, let’s look at the definitions to ensure we’re on…

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Fibromyalgia in Females: Women’s Symptoms & Treatment Options

For years, fibromyalgia and its diagnosis remained misunderstood, overlooked. Many health professionals denied its existence and patients — particularly women — continued to suffer. In recent times, greater awareness of this disabling condition has been reached. However, it still takes, on average, 2.3 years from first presentation and 3.7 physicians to get diagnosed. In this…

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What To Do When Chronic Pain Becomes Too Much

Do you experience chronic pain with flares that are overwhelming? Does your discomfort rarely drop to a level that you can manage well? Is your mental health suffering because physical agony is ripping apart your brain and emotions? An estimated 20% of Americans have chronic pain. But eight in every 100 — that’s 19.6 million…

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7 Practical Ways to Manage Living with Chronic Pain

If you’ve ever said, “Chronic pain is ruining my life!”, there is hope and we’re glad you’re here. There is hope. There are science-backed ways to find respite. Living with Chronic Pain Chronic pain — physical discomfort that sticks around for months or years — is common. More than 1 in 5 Americans suffer from…

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Mental Health

Is CBT Bad or Good for Physical & Mental Health?

Ever since Freud popularized psychoanalysis at the tail end of the 19th century, folks have turned to psychotherapy for support with everything from understanding their unconscious mind to finding ways to cope with unmanageable emotions or shifting difficult thoughts and behaviors. With traditional psychoanalysis, patients might see the same therapist for a year or more,…

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5 Options for Anxiety Treatment Without Pills

We all experience stress and anxiety in our everyday lives. Stress before a work presentation, school exam, or driving test pumps up our adrenalin, cortisol, and other neurochemicals that get us going. It is a normal, and even essential part of modern-day living. However, when our level of stress becomes excessive and lasts beyond the…

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Using Immersive Virtual Reality to Overcome Anxiety

          Part of being human is dealing with the many, and oftentimes, overwhelming emotions that cloud our minds on a daily basis. However, sometimes it gets to be too much, like bad debt that accumulates over time. Blushing, sweating, trembling, heart pounding – when stress levels of everyday life continue to climb higher and performing…

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Virtual Reality Is Poised to Change the Mental Illness Landscape

Is VR the Answer to One of Healthcare’s Most Pressing Issues?   It is well-known that 1 out of 5 people in the US is suffering from some kind of mental illness or disorder. Each year. Thankfully, emerging technologies like Virtual Reality (VR) are aiming to solve this problem. The scope of VR in treating…

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How Virtual Reality Is Changing the Life of Patients with Psychosis

Researchers Have Found That Virtual Reality-Based Exposure Therapy Offers Surprising Benefits for People Suffering from Psychosis   Patients suffering from psychotic disorders often struggle with feelings of paranoia or anxiety, especially in crowded environments, where they’re surrounded by other people. This makes it difficult to develop the skills needed for healthy social interactions. Doctors typically…

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Is Virtual Reality the Key to PTSD Recovery in Combat Vets?

Evidence Shows Virtual Reality Tech Helps Vets with PTSD Recovery When Other Methods Fail Military veterans suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) often experience severe anxiety when exposed to images, sounds, or other stimuli that trigger memories of combat. That’s why exposure therapy is one of the most popular forms of treatment for PTSD in…

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Physical Therapy

How Long Does Physical Therapy Take?

It’s a common question. As you think about your journey towards relief and recovery, an expected timeline will likely be of interest. How long will it be until you feel — and get — better? How many sessions will you need? How long is a physical therapy session anyway?In this article, we’ll dive into the…

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5 Ways Virtual Reality Therapy Supports People with Parkinson’s Disease

Author: Melanie Saltys Parkinson’s disease (PD) results from degenerative changes in the nervous system, leading to dysfunction of the cerebral basal ganglia.1 People with PD often experience symptoms that affect their quality of life, including tremor, slowness of movement, limb rigidity, and gait and balance problems.

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Empowering Physical Therapy:

When discussing physical therapy, it’s important to acknowledge that the stakes are high. Every day, thousands of people either are referred to a physical therapist, or partake in some physical therapy for their injuries. The success of their physical therapy has a pivotal impact on the rest of their lives. Will they have to change…

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VRHealth: The Next Big Thing in Physical Rehabilitation

Studies have shown that only 30% of exercises get done when people leave the rehabilitation center. Moreover, a study reported that individuals post stroke typically spend only 20-60 minutes per day in formal therapy. Common factors of  disengagement include boredom, fatigue, lack of motivation and lack of cooperation in attending therapy (Shaheen, 2011). It is clear…

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How Virtual Reality Helps Restore Mobility in Stroke Victims

Research Shows That Patients Who’ve Suffered Strokes May Recover More Easily Using Virtual Reality (VR) Technology After suffering a stroke, patients often struggle with limited mobility. Physicians are constantly seeking ways to enhance the recovery experience. Recently, some have turned to a potentially surprising tool: virtual reality (VR). Early research indicates that VR technology may…

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Virtual Reality in Physical Therapy 101

 Why VR is Bound to Revolutionize Physical Therapy Many of us, at one point or another in our lives, have been involved in accidents that end up causing extensive physical damage, rendering the normal functioning of the body hard or nigh impossible. It could’ve been a car accident, a mishap at the place of work…

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Occupational Therapy

5 Ways Virtual Reality Therapy Supports People with Parkinson’s Disease

Author: Melanie Saltys Parkinson’s disease (PD) results from degenerative changes in the nervous system, leading to dysfunction of the cerebral basal ganglia.1 People with PD often experience symptoms that affect their quality of life, including tremor, slowness of movement, limb rigidity, and gait and balance problems.

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Proper Desk Ergonomics Can Improve Your Overall Health

Author: Sarah Ortiz

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The Latest Non-Drug Advancements in ADHD Treatment

Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is one of the most common neurodevelopmental disorders, usually first diagnosed in childhood and often lasting through adulthood.1 ADHD affects 11 percent of school-age children and approximately 10 million adults in the U.S.2 Individuals with ADHD may be overly active or have trouble paying attention, staying focused, and controlling impulsive behaviors. ADHD…

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Techniques for Chronic Neck Pain

Neck pain is one of the top 5 cases of chronic pain, with more than one third of people who have experienced acute neck pain still having symptoms one year later.3 Moreover, the trend is for neck pain to become an even more prevalent issue as technological advances are leading to greater strain on our…

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How Virtual Reality Helps Restore Mobility in Stroke Victims

Research Shows That Patients Who’ve Suffered Strokes May Recover More Easily Using Virtual Reality (VR) Technology After suffering a stroke, patients often struggle with limited mobility. Physicians are constantly seeking ways to enhance the recovery experience. Recently, some have turned to a potentially surprising tool: virtual reality (VR). Early research indicates that VR technology may…

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How Virtual Reality Is Changing Rehabilitation and Preventive Healthcare for the Elderly

With Virtual Reality (VR), Seniors are Now Able to Enjoy a More Fulfilling, Pain-free Rehab and Healthcare   The discussion on healthcare for the elderly is far-reaching and one that cannot be sidelined. The increase in life expectancy (from an average of 61 in 1935 to about 80 years today in the United States) paints…

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VR in Healthcare

Healthcare Digital Transformation: 7 Digital Health Trends to Watch in 2022

Healthcare is undergoing a radical transformation. While accelerated by necessity during the pandemic, the world has been in transition for years. But, there are incredible changes yet to come. Changes that will enhance patient-practitioner communication. Reduce errors. Lead to greater flexibility, accuracy, and access. Together, these will deliver better outcomes for you, the patient. You…

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5 Tips to Help With Your Treatment Adherence & Compliance

Quality healthcare and your ability to achieve the results you deserve depend, in part, on treatment compliance— On being able to stick to the plan, so to speak. While it would be lovely if a solitary consultation could transform your biology, recovery just doesn’t happen like this. It can’t… because it’s not the way we,…

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Critical Ways COVID-19 Has Forever
Impacted Digital Healthcare (For The Better)

There’s no way around it: COVID-19 has profoundly changed healthcare. Prior to the global pandemic, face-to-face consultations were the definitive norm. This fact bore costs related to travel, limited choice, and maintained a reliance on people and slow tech. If you require ongoing care, the commitment to recovery meant not just time spent in consultation…

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Virtual Reality Support Groups: Anonymous Group Therapy from the Comfort of Home

Author: Melanie Saltys

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How Virtual Reality is Making a Positive Impact on Physical & Mental Health

The way we speak about “being healthy” today sounds slightly different than how it was perceived in the past. Oftentimes, “healthiness” was exclusively associated with fitness, strength, and aesthetics only. What you ate and how much you exercised supposedly determined the entirety of your wellness. However, we know very well that this view of health…

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VR telehealth just got smarter

The first-of-its-kind, closed-loop system for integration between a smartwatch and a VR headset was recently granted a patent. The approved solution utilizes approaches that incorporate biofeedback into extended reality therapy. The novel technology enables VR therapy to detect pain and address patients’ physical needs in real-time. The VR therapy applications will integrate with smart devices,…

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XRHealth

Medical Virtual Reality featured on the Rachael Ray Show.

At first glance, virtual reality (VR) technology might seem worlds away from widespread use in traditional healthcare. Keep in mind, this is exactly how laser technology was viewed early on, and now it’s commonly used in routine surgery. The reality is that for the past several years, medical professionals and healthcare experts have been researching…

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