The following videos are experimental attempts to show first-person movement of a man’s lower body so that an individual suffering from neuropathic pain can mimic those movements in the hopes that doing so will decrease the pain.

They can be viewed in VR mode using YouTube with a headset to allow a 3D experience.

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VR Therapy - Lower Body Guided Lower Body Movements*****Lower Body Movements
One of the most important videos, this is a guided therapy moving toes, feet, knees and legs. Best done while sitting up in bed, this 10 minutes of therapy is tiring (if you’re really focusing on trying to mimic the movements), but effective.

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Leg Press Against WindowLeg Press Against Window****Leg Press Against Window
Jim pushes away from the window leaning back in a chair. In addition to isolating the push movement, this video has the bonus view of Manhattan, NYC.

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inside looking out
Steep Incline up Varied SurfaceSteep Incline on Varied Surface****Steep Incline on Varied Surface
In this video, Jim starts walking around 1:25 into the video. It’s a great up-close view of climbing a steep surface with a varied surface. Focus on each push up, remembering the effort that involved. At the end of the video, Jim turns 180 to look down at the incline. When wearing the VR Goggles, be careful not to lose your balance if you’re sitting in your wheelchair.

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Night Walking in Snow VideoNight Walk in the Snow****Night Walk in the Snow
Jim takes the dogs for a long walk at night in the snow. No talking. Can be watched at slower speeds (select on YouTube app).

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outside night walk
Walking Up Stairs OutsideWalking Up Stairs Outside****Walking Up Stairs Outside
Another great video of walking up an incline and stairs. The 3D experience is extra vivid with the foilage moving in the breeze and cars passing by along the top of the path. When doing this therapy, with each step, Rob will plant and roll his hand on his leg to mimic the foot walking.

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Scrunching Toes on LedgeScrunching Toes on Ledge***Scrunching Toes on Ledge
Another good video of Jim scrunching his toes 10 times on the left foot, right foot, and then together. This video has the view of Manhattan, NYC.

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inside looking out
VR Therapy Knee Lifts Thumbnail Knee Lifts***Knee Lifts
A short video of 10 knee lifts for each leg. When doing this therapy, Rob really puts his body into the movement, tensing his one abdominal muscle that still works and remembering that sensation of doing a knee lift when lying down.

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indoor
Scrunching Toes on Fritz***Scrunching Toes on Fritz
This video is a short exercise of scrunching toes on Fritz’s soft fur. In addition to mimicking the movement, if you have a pet to cuddle you can also feel the softness of fur and imagine it’s your feet that are feeling this.

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Moving Feet to Music***Moving Feet to Music
In addition to Rob following the beat, he found that he could also make the video more real by tapping his hand on his leg. Also, with the song stuck in his head, he often finds himself visualizing tapping his feet when he’s doing other things during the day.

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indoor
Walking Down Stairs OutsideWalking Down Stairs Outside***Walking Down Stairs Outside
A good test of walking down an incline, it’s just a little more difficult to see Jim’s feet in this video. Like walking up the path, when doing this therapy, Rob will plant and roll his hand on his leg to mimic the foot walking.

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Walking Test 2Walking Test 2**Walking Test 2
A good experiment of walking with the dogs. Rob asked that Jim slow the movement down, which influenced the videos of him walking up the steep include and stairs.

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Walking Test 1Walking Test 1**Walking Test 1
A good first experiment of walking with the dogs. Rob finds the pace a little too fast, but he slows the playback speed in the YouTube App and turns off the sound.

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