Virtual reality: A healthy perspective

Wendy Powell*, Maureen Simmonds

*Corresponding author for this work

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Slowed movements are a common consequence or correlate of illness, injury and ageing. Slow movements, including slow walking, are inefficient and add to the physiological burden (Ada et al, 2003). Unfortunately slow movements can frequently persist and contribute to long-term disability. However, research has demonstrated that exercise, including treadmill training, can improve long-term outcomes (Ada et al, 2003; Luft et al, 2008), although motivation and adherence to exercise remains problematic.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)480-481
Number of pages2
JournalInternational Journal of Therapy and Rehabilitation
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - 2008
Externally publishedYes


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