Arthritis is the overarching name for more than 100 medical conditions that affect the joints, with debilitating symptoms such as pain, stiffness, reduced movement, swelling and more.
Arthritis affects more than 3.9 million adults and children in Australia.
The chronic pain experienced by people with arthritis has a huge impact on their everyday lives. The need for intervention to relieve people of this chronic and debilitating pain is a constant focus for researchers.
Bringing VR technology into physiotherapy clinics across Australia through ready-to-use, clinician/patient-friendly devices to improve osteoarthritis pain.
Associate Professor Tasha Stanton says VR technology can help exercise be less painful for people with osteoarthritis, important to prevent the condition from worsening.