Virtual physical therapy to combat shoulder pain?
Physical therapy for the shoulder combined with virtual reality exercises is a good combination to treat shoulder pain and improve shoulder mobility and strength.
Physical therapy for the shoulder can help treat conditions such as rotator cuff injuries, frozen shoulder and shoulder instability. Different treatment techniques can be used to improve shoulder mobility and strength, such as range of motion exercises, massage, and mobilization. But sometimes (temporary) relief of the shoulder and arm can also be used, for example by wearing a sling or using Kinesio tape. Both can support the shoulder to be treated by reducing pressure and thus pain.
Virtual physio exercises for your aching shoulder …
- Start with exercises that focus on strengthening the muscles of the shoulders, such as shoulder muscle exercises or the “plank” exercise.
- Try doing exercises aimed at improving shoulder flexibility, such as making circular movements with the shoulders or rotating the arms.
- Use virtual reality exercises to improve shoulder and arm coordination, such as walking on a virtual balance beam or crossing obstacles.
- Try doing exercises aimed at reducing shoulder pain, such as stretches or exercises to strengthen the abdominal and back muscles.
- Use virtual reality exercises to improve balance, such as standing on one leg or walking on a virtual trampoline.
- Try doing exercises aimed at improving posture, such as strengthening back and shoulder muscles or working on a straight back.
- Use virtual reality exercises additionally to work on strengthening core muscles, such as the abdominals, back muscles and hip muscles.
- Try relaxation exercises aimed at reducing stress and tension in the shoulders, such as yoga or tai chi.
- Use virtual reality exercises to work on improving breathing and relaxing the muscles, such as through breathing exercises or meditation.
- Be patient and give yourself time to see progress. Keep in mind that improving motor control of the shoulders is a process and takes time to see results. Keep practicing and be consistent in following an exercise program to get the best results.
Physical therapy for the shoulder and virtual reality exercises are two ways to treat shoulder pain and improve shoulder mobility and strength. Physical therapy for the shoulder is best when it is part of a holistic treatment, while virtual reality exercises can be an adjunct. However, it is important to consult with a doctor or physical therapist before beginning any of these methods.
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