Case Presentation #8

2021-11-15 23:07:15
VR Therapy
Case Presentation #8

Six months ago, a 55 year old woman sought immediate medical help after she realized that she couldn’t move her right arm and her face dropped after waking up in the morning. In ER after physical examination and running some tests in brain CT scan showed left side ischemic stroke. Loss of arm function impacted her ability to participate in home life and work activities, reduced her quality of life. She was referred to a outpatient rehabilitation centre where she received conventional therapy and VR therapy for 12 weeks, 3 sessions/week by the occupational therapist as face-to-face sessions. Virtual reality has been proven to improve upper limbs function and ADLs when used as an adjunct to usual care. Such a mode of therapy has frequently been applied via the use of commercial gaming consoles, but in this program, Recovery Tech specific games created based on principles of physiotherapy was used. By the end of therapy period, motor performance of upper extremity improved significantly so that she was ready to return to her normal life and doing most of her ADL independently.

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Six months ago, a 55 year old woman sought immediate medical help after she realized that she couldn’t move her right arm and her face dropped after waking up in the morning....and...