September 11, 2018BTPT In The News, Real People Seeing Real Results

Virtual Reality for Persistent Pain Relief

If you’ve been suffering from pain that has persisted for weeks, months, or years, it’s time for a change. Chronic pain is the number 1 cause of long-term disability in the US – 25.3 million Americans suffer from persistent or chronic pain that lasts more than 3 months.

Here at BreakThrough Physical Therapy, we’re piloting an innovative virtual reality program that allows us to dramatically change the course of care for those suffering from persistent pain. By introducing exciting new research and techniques through virtual reality, we can begin to alleviate persistent pain and safely return you to your favorite activities without the need for opioids or surgery.

How Does Virtual Reality Work?

With the help of virtual reality technology, we can educate on and activate around new skills for gaining the upper hand on chronic pain. And since virtual reality technology is convenient, comfortable, and engaging, we can create a visual experience to guide you through key processes that can provide immediate pain relief and give you more control over your life.

I’ve Already Tried EVERYTHING in the Hopes of Relieving My Pain. How is Virtual Reality Different?

BreakThrough’s Virtual Reality program provides a more interactive and visual experience of the latest research and techniques. It makes learning and practicing the skills more fun and effective, improves the consistency of the education, and promotes better retention over traditional methods of reducing persistent, chronic pain.

Currently this is the only virtual reality program that not only helps relieve pain, but also teaches patients about the underlying causes of their ongoing pain and how to better manage it. A virtual reality program like ours, one that combines cutting-edge technology and hands-on, evidence-based physical therapy, is not being practiced by anyone else. Our physical therapists have been through specific training and certifications in Pain Neuroscience Education to provide this service.

With this technology, our trained physical therapists can both verbally and visually present the research.  Aside from the educational value, the virtual reality experiences also teaches new skills of mindfulness and emotional regulation, which can make it easier to successfully direct attention elsewhere and practice mindfulness when experiencing a pain flare up.

Besides, if testing out a virtual reality program could enable you to live a lifetime pain-free, without surgery or prescription medications, why not try it?

How Do I Sign Up to Try It?

Let us get you back to your best self. BreakThrough offers easy scheduling by phone or online. Call 866.922.0012 today, or click here to chat live with a member of our scheduling team.