PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — It is a major medical tenet that when a person suffers a stroke there needs to be immediate care and, if necessary, delivery of medication.
The quicker a person gets to the emergency room or receives care, the greater the chance for a good prognosis.READ MORE: 'Hold Him Accountable': Philadelphia School District Teacher Let Student Make Wooden Gun In Shop Class, Parent Says
Perhaps equally important is the need to get physical therapy and overall therapy for the damage that has been done.
A new report in the Journal Neurology finds that conventional therapy can do wonders for improving arm and hand function after a stroke.READ MORE: At Least 3 People Shot, Killed In Violent Thursday Night In Philadelphia
This conventional rehabilitation can be quite helpful.
One of the problems that we find is that it is often difficult to find a physical or occupational therapist, especially in areas with not as much medical care.
The new study finds that virtual reality therapy was as effective, and in some cases superior, to conventional therapy.MORE NEWS: Colonial School District In Delaware May Resort To Online Learning Amid School Bus Driver Shortage
Virtual reality could be an alternative for people to use as a supplement to their standard therapy after a stroke.