Virtual Reality for Physical Pain

Virtual Reality is an excellent tool to employ for pain and various physical complaints. In which cases can Corpus VR provide a solution?

Back, neck, shoulder, and knee complaints are the most common physical issues, resulting in high healthcare costs. Practicing the correct movements is often the solution for these complaints. By using virtual reality for these physical issues, both in clinical settings and at home, people recover faster and more efficiently.

How does VR for pain work?

VR can be used therapeutically for physical complaints, aiding in the improvement of the sensorimotor cortex and neuroplasticity. Patients engage in VR games at their own range-of-motion level, where motion sensors track the correct execution of exercises and monitor progress. Throughout the treatment, the difficulty of the exercises can be adjusted, facilitating improvement. This way, VR also contributes to pain management.

VR for physical pain

An overview of physical complaints

Corpus VR can be used with any of the following physical complaints:

  • Neck complaints and pain
  • Shoulder and arm complaints
  • Headache or dizziness
  • Back pain
  • Hip and Knee complaints
  • Long Covid
  • Headache
  • Fibromyalgia

Get to know Corpus VR and enjoy a Free Masterclass

During our masterclasses you will experience the benefits of Virtual Reality in physio-, occupational-, en neurotherapy by yourself!
Corpus VR Workshop

The use of VR in neck complaints and pain

In collaboration with the University of Humanistics and the Utrecht University of Applied Sciences, we have developed 11 unique VR exercises for neck complaints.

  • Musculoskeletal complaints
  • Motor Control Impairment (JPS/ JPET)
  • Trauma-related complaints after Whiplash
  • Concussion
  • Post-commotional syndrome
  • Kinesiophobia
  • After surgery
  • Neck hernia

The use of VR in shoulder complaints and pain

In collaboration with institutions including Revalidatie Friesland, UZ Gent, SMK and Erasmus MC, we have developed 2 unique VR exercises for shoulder complaints.

  • Tendonitis
  • Bursa
  • Trapping / impingement syndrome
  • Operations
  • Frozen shoulder
  • Musculoskeletal complaints
  • Osteoarthritis
VR for physical complaints and pain

The benefits of VR for physical pain

  • Improved range of motion and mobility
  • Enhancement of quantity and quality of movement
  • Enhanced coordination
  • Improved proprioception
  • Stability training
  • Promotion of muscle function
  • Promotion of muscle tone regulation
  • Encouragement of self-initiated, intuitive movements
  • Higher therapy adherence
  • Pain reduction

More questions?

Our team is ready to answer all your questions. 

Contact us

Use this form or contact us via phone or mail.