What is the effectiveness of using virtual reality during therapy with adults who have sustained an incomplete spinal cord injury in improving motor function for occupational performance?
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Incomplete spinal cord injuries (SCI) are chronic injuries affecting sensory and motor function that impact an individual’s ability to complete everyday tasks and participate in desired occupations. Virtual reality (VR) has emerged as a technology for use in occupational therapy and provides a safe and controlled environment to address functional skills and activities. This CAT assessed available literature exploring the role of semi-immersive VR in rehabilitation with individuals who experienced an incomplete SCI in addressing deficit areas in functional performance. There is evidence for the use of VR as a therapy tool in conjunction with conventional therapy methods in improving balance, fine motor skills, performance on functional tasks such as dressing and self-care tasks, and mobility outcomes.
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