This health video will focus on how virtual reality is helping adults recover from injury.
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Bill Plumley: I am playing in a band for 20 some years. Dr. Dena Dell: Years of toting music equipment took a toll on Bill Plumley's body. Bill Plumley: Complete numbness from the shoulder to the elbow down in the hand, it's just a wear and tear as you get older. Dr. Dena Dell: What also got old was the physical therapy prescribed by Bill's doctor. Then, Bill was offered virtual reality therapy. Bill's image is virtually transported into a video game, that leads him through an exercise drill. Richard Actman: They had less pain while performing a game, because in their mind they were playing a game and did not -- were not as aware of the pain they were having as opposed to those where they just did regular exercise movements. Dr. Dena Dell: While this treatment offers the benefits of the version, it most often is used hand-in-hand with traditional physical therapy techniques. I am Dr. Dena Dell.