VR May Assist With Lower Limb Rehab in Cerebral Palsy

By VR Medicine News–Researchers from the MOVE Research Institute in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, and colleagues investigated whether VR training can help with lower limb balance rehabilitation in children aged 5-18 with cerebral palsy who have undergone orthopedic surgery. While the study included only 11 patients, the findings suggested that VR is feasible in this setting, although possibly not perceived as any more enjoyable than conventional physiotherapy.

Meyns P, Pans L, Plasmans K, Heyrman L, Desloovere K, Molenaers G. The Effect of Additional Virtual Reality Training on Balance in Children with Cerebral Palsy after Lower Limb Surgery: A Feasibility Study. Games Health J. 2017 Jan 4. doi: 10.1089/g4h.2016.0069.