I am Professor of Rehabilitation and Director of the Centre for Rehabilitation, Exercise and Sports Sciences at Teesside University in the UK. My background is in physiotherapy and I have over 25 years of experience of research into pain management.
Persistent pain/chronic pain: the potential for VR solutions.
Persistent pain/chronic pain is one of the most common health problems in people of all ages affecting physical, mental and social function. There are many different medical, physical and psychological methods used in pain management. A relatively recent addition to these methods is the use of virtual reality and this is a topic of interest in our North West Europe Interreg project VR4Rehab. In this talk I highlight where virtual reality could be applied and further developed to help people to manage their persistent pain.