June 12, 2015

Virtual Reality Therapy at KFA

Virtual Reality Therapy is a new technique in the emerging field of mind-body medicine. KFA now offers VRT to clients. VRT is a non-invasive procedure which can be used to manage a number of conditions including chronic pain, PTSD, smoking cessation, weight management, anxiety  and Substance abuse/withdrawal. VRT involves deep relaxation and imagery which is established by wearing 3D goggles and headphones and watching a 20-40 minute program. During a typical VRT session, a client […]
June 12, 2015

A new treatment for pain management

Virtual Reality Therapy (VRT) is now available at KFA. VRT has been featured recently on an SBS program entitled The Secret World of Pain which is a BBC documentary that is available until 14th October via SBS On Demand TV. The Secret World of Pain  details recent studies with VRT and burns patients who use VRT to cope with procedural pain e.g. changing dressings daily and physiotherapy after serious burns and scarring. Virtual Reality Therapy is different […]
June 12, 2015

Pain: how can psychology treatment help?

‘Pain is an unpleasant sensory and emotional experience associated with actual or potential tissue damage or described in terms of such damage” (International Society for the Study of Pain) Persistent pain is demoralizing and leads to many mental health consequences that can become as problematic as the pain itself. Many people are fearful that when they are referred to a psychologist for “pain management” that the doctor is implying that the pain is ‘all in […]