Multiple Sclerosis, Motor Therapy, and VR

From VR Medicine News–A review article published in Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology describes interventions for restoring motor function in multiple sclerosis In addition to virtual reality training, these technologies include robotics and constraint-induced movement therapy (CIMT). Another promising strategy for enhancing neuroplastic changes is non-invasive brain stimulation that can be used with a priming effect on motor training, the researchers note. The article summarizes the technologies and interventions that have been evaluated in clinical trials to date.

Straudi S, Basaglia N. Neuroplasticity-Based Technologies and Interventions for Restoring Motor Functions in Multiple Sclerosis. Adv Exp Med Biol. 2017;958:171-185. doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-47861-6_11.