MRRI Phantom Limb Pain Study Featured in Philadelphia Magazine

Woman with prosthetic leg sitting in chair while wearing a VR headset.

Laurel J. Buxbaum, PsyD, recently spoke with Philadelphia Magazine about a pilot study she is conducting that investigates whether or not virtual realty headsets can help rewire the brains of patients with lower limb amputations to alleviate phantom limb pain.

Dr. Buxbaum is associate director of Moss Rehabilitation Research Institute and director of MRRI’s Cognition and Action Laboratory, which focuses on studying the behavioral and brain bases of skilled action and object use in healthy and stroke participants.

Read the article on Phillymag.com.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *