A new study has aimed to find out whether a VR-based exercise regimen can provide benefit in women with fibromyalgia. Of 83 patients enrolled, women in the exercise group had significantly improved quality of life when compared to those in the control group. Pain, stiffness and anxiety were all reduced in the exercise group, and these patients expressed an improved mood as well. “This exergame-based training program is an effective intervention for reducing pain and increasing health-related quality of life in women with fibromyalgia,” the authors conclude.
Collado-Mateo D, Dominguez-Muñoz FJ, Adsuar JC, et al. Effects of exergames on quality of life, pain and disease impact in women with Fibromyalgia: A randomized controlled trial. Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2017.