Virtual Reality at the US Department of Veterans Affairs : a guest contribution

As use-cases have expanded, so have VA patient areas where VR can be found: medical-surgical, intensive care, inpatient mental health, spinal cord injury, and residential treatment units, VA Community Living Centers (short and long-term care and hospice), various outpatient clinics, operating rooms, and even in Veterans’ homes. 

Join VRforHealth at Virtual Medicine Conference 2022 March 24-25th. It’s virtual!

VRforHealth is very happy to support the Virtual Medicine Conference, organized by Dr Brennan Spiegel, and thanks to which our co-founders Denise Silber and Beth Savoldelli met for the very first time and went on to imagine VRforHealth.com, a single resource for information about and access to the wellness and therapeutic uses of Virtual Reality. Here is the founding story. … Read More

Launch of VrforHealth Live: VR & Pain – the Patient Experience

  VRforHealth LiveVR & Pain – the Patient Experience   Wednesday, March 31, at 1 PM EDT / 7 PM CET  VRforHealth is proud to launch VRforHealth Live, our webinar series with personalities from the world of Therapeutic Virtual Reality. And how else to begin, than with the first hand experience of patient, Tom Norris? The session will focus on the use … Read More

Managing Chronic Pain with VR

Testimony from patient and professional on use of VR to manage pain. In this video, produced by KPRC Channel 2 News, Houston, physical therapist Jeff Hathaway of Breakthrough Physical Therapy, describes how VR technology combined with physical therapy can be used to treat chronic pain without pills. VR can change the brain’s perception of pain, greatly reducing the need for … Read More

Military Veterans turn to VR to manage pain levels

Testimony of Veterans with chronic pain on use of VR. In this video, produced by SWFL ABC Channel 7, we learn from Jamie Kaplan, Recreational Specialist at James A. Haley Veteran’s Hospital in Tampa Bay, how veterans are using VR Therapy to manage pain to decrease use or reliance on opioids. Patient William remarks on the decreased pain that he … Read More

VR to Ease Pain (Part 2)

Testimony from patient and physician on ouse of VR for chronic pain (2). In this video, produced by Hartford HealthCare, Dr. Adrian Hamburger of Ayer Neuroscience Institute, describes his patient’s experience with VR to modulate pain through rehabilitative VR treatment. As one of the first patients to use Firsthand Technology VR at the Institute, the patient describes her experience while … Read More

VR to Ease Pain (Part 1)

Testimony and explanations from patient and physician on use of VR for chronic pain (1). In this video, produced by Hartford HealthCare, Dr. Adrian Hamburger of Ayer Neuroscience Institute, describes his patient’s experience with VR to deal with chronic pain. He reports his patient’s improvement of mood, function and reduced reliance on other pain treatments as well as ease of … Read More

How a musician used Vr to get his life back

Harmon’s testimony. In this video, produced by AppliedVR, we hear from patient Harmon of Los Angeles, California, as he describes using VR to help manage the painful symptoms he faced during a health crisis. Harmon explains that using VR each day, that moment became his escape from the hospital and taught him to relax. He calls his device the “Virtual … Read More

How a teacher is using VR to manage chronic pain

Patient testimony on VR for chronic pain. In this video, produced by AppliedVR, we learn how patient Robert of Long Island, New Jersey, who underwent serious trauma after falling off a ladder and breaking 19 bones uses VR to help with pain management. The accident left him with unbearable pain, and he first began to take painkillers in order to … Read More