VR Therapies launches immersive fitness program for groups of older people in the UK

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Last Friday, VR Therapies (virtual reality) acquired capital to expand its immersive physical healthcare program for communities of older people in Northampton, UK.

The British immersive company has provided seniors with a 6-month program with financial support from local charity group Northamptonshire Sport, the National Lottery and Sport England. Northamptonshire Sport’s Together Fund helped raise money for the project.

The VR Therapies fitness program aims to help seniors with dementia, Parkinson’s disease and other long-term health conditions. The company is launching the program in locations across the UK and at a “fully accessible and multi-sensory” venue in Northampton.

According to the company, local voluntary, charitable and community organizations can also access the program for group and individual physical therapy sessions.

Nurse Therapist and Founder of VR Therapies, Rebecca Gill, added:

We are very proud to partner with Northamptonshire Sport, the National Lottery and Sport England. With this funding, we will increase wellness within our local senior population by combining physical activity and immersive virtual reality therapies, with a particular focus on people with dementia, Parkinson’s and other conditions. long-term health.

Gill also noted that virtual reality therapy solutions show impressive results in improving mental and physical well-being. The founder explained that while some people are hesitant to engage in traditional exercise, a VR alternative can re-engage fitness through immersive technology and visuals.

Scaling up VR therapy

Matthew Peleszok, Northamptonshire Sports Representative said:

As Northamptonshire’s leading physical activity, health and wellbeing charity, we are committed to supporting our communities of older people with physical and now virtual exercise therapies to enhance healthy lifestyles. We are delighted to be working with VR Therapies, providing funding from Sport England and the National Lottery through our Together Fund.

Peleszok noted that virtual reality exercise offers new benefits to groups of older people in terms of physical activity, growth and local opportunities. The representative also explained that VR Therapies would be offering more fitness programs, together with Northamptonshire Sports, across the UK. Peleszok noted how the program will use the “power of sport and physical activity to change lives in Northamptonshire”.

VR Therapies provides clients with bespoke therapeutic immersive experiences that include VR visualizations such as art, music, education, history, and travel. The company offers VR equipment and training to successfully complete an immersive program.

VR for senior communities

In the United States, immersive companies like RendeverFit providing senior communities with a physical therapy plan that offers a hub for users to access games, visuals and VR experiences.

The company’s RendeverFit solution encourages movement among groups of seniors. The service also offers cognitive exercises and socialization opportunities to keep senior users engaged, remotely connecting communities through distributed virtual reality experiences.

Additionally, RendeverFit delivers instruction via immersive fitness experts who guide senior groups through their movements.

The company also promotes fitness through its Multi-Brush app, a multi-player edition of tilt-brush, providing senior communities with a way to express themselves in virtual reality while simultaneously improving fitness.

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