The benefits of VR in rehabilitation

Decades of VR research has shown virtual reality rehabilitation improves patient outcomes through its unique ability to create an immersive and interactive environment, modulate and motivate attention, and leverage the neuroplasticity of the brain.


Three decades of studies have proven the effectiveness of immersive virtual reality therapy


Therapist can digitally adjust the VR interaction to the meet the needs of each patient


Immersive VR provides an out-of-body experience that can result in greater time on task and effort


With intuitive controls and simple UI VR is accessible to people of all ages and abilities

Greater Control

Controlling the experiences allows detection of the most clinically relevant stimuli

RecoveryVR’s VR Research

Pilot Study: Identifying Factors that Enhance Therapeutic Power in Virtual Reality-Based Upper Limb Occupational Therapy Interventions for Stroke Survivors

University of Canberra

There is considerable evidence that movement return is best facilitated when clients are deeply engaged in their practice. A number of factors have been proposed to contribute to client engagement, including things like client choice, challenge, interest, context, accomplishment and task completion.

Despite these factors being routinely embedded into conventional occupational therapy treatments, there appears to be little in the literature to guide VR developers in producing scenarios that are engaging for clients. It seems reasonable to assume that the same factors that contribute to the therapeutic power of a conventional intervention would contribute to the power of a therapeutic VR experience.

International VR Research

Physical Rehabilitation

Virtual reality in stroke rehabilitation: A meta-analysis and implications for clinicians

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Virtual Reality for Individuals Affected by Stroke

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Efficacy of Virtual Reality Rehabilitation after Spinal Cord Injury: A Systematic Review

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Do patients with multiple sclerosis benefit from semi-immersive virtual reality? A randomized clinical trial on cognitive and motor outcomes

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Virtual Reality Rehabilitation Versus Conventional Physical Therapy for Improving Balance and Gait in Parkinson’s Disease Patients: A Randomized Controlled Trial

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Unsupervised Virtual Reality-Based Exercise Program Improves Hip Muscle Strength and Balance Control in Older Adults: A Pilot Study

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Vestibular rehabilitation in older adults with and without mild cognitive impairment: Effects of virtual reality using a head-mounted display

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Effects of virtual reality rehabilitation training on gait and balance in patients with Parkinson’s disease: A systematic review

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Pain Management

Immersive Virtual Reality for Pain Relief in Upper Limb Complex Regional Pain Syndrome: A Pilot Study

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Use of virtual reality (immersive vs. non immersive) for pain management in children and adults: A systematic review of evidence from randomized controlled trials

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Self-Administered Skills-Based Virtual Reality Intervention for Chronic Pain: A Randomized Controlled Pilot Study

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Characteristics of Phantom Limb Pain Alleviated with Virtual Reality Rehabilitation

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