Virtual Reality and Musculoskeletal Pain: Manipulating Sensory Cues to Improve Motor Performance During Walking

  title={Virtual Reality and Musculoskeletal Pain: Manipulating Sensory Cues to Improve Motor Performance During Walking},
  author={Wendy Powell and Maureen J. Simmonds},
  journal={Cyberpsychology, behavior and social networking},
  volume={17 6},
  • W. Powell, M. Simmonds
  • Published 1 June 2014
  • Psychology
  • Cyberpsychology, behavior and social networking
Musculoskeletal pain (MSP) is the most expensive nonmalignant health problem and the most common reason for activity limitation. Treatment approaches to improve movement without aggravating pain are urgently needed. Virtual reality (VR) can decrease acute pain, as well as influence movement speed. It is not clear whether VR can improve movement speed in individuals with MSP without aggravating pain. This study investigated the extent to which different audio and optic flow cues in a VR… 

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