The Effectiveness of Virtual Reality Exercises to Reduce Fall Risk in Parkinson’s Disease: A Literature Review

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Abstract

Parkinson’s disease is the second most common neurodegenerative disease after Alzheimer’s. Patients with PD experience motor disturbances, postural instability, gait disturbances, and balance disorders, causing a high risk of falls. Virtual reality (VR), as one physiotherapy intervention, can be an option to prevent the prevalence of accidental falls. In this literature review, the authors selected five papers to examine the effectiveness of VR in reducing fall risk in PD and its limitations. The results show a decrease in the risk of falling in PD, which was assessed using several parameters.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThis article belongs to the Proceedings of The 5th International Conference on Vocational Education Applied Science and Technology 2022
PublisherMDPI AG
ISBN (Print)2504-3900
Publication statusPublished - 27 Dec 2022

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