Tech News Summary:
- The Gray Team veteran’s center in Florida is helping veterans overcome PTSD and other mental and physical ailments through personalized training, camaraderie, community outings, and a variety of machines that combine infrared light, lasers, and sound waves to relieve stress and heal mental and physical wounds.
- The program is led by a core team of seven professionals, including a medical director, and is free for veterans who suffered head injuries in battle or have PTSD.
- Despite skepticism from experts, many veterans who have participated in the Gray Team program believe in its effectiveness, reporting significant improvements in their health and well-being. With veterans being more likely to commit suicide than non-veterans, programs like Gray Team are critical for addressing this issue.
South Florida Center Uses “Grey Team” Technology and Exercise to Help Veterans Overcome PTSD
NBC 6 South Florida – Dec 1, 2021
South Florida’s “Grey Team” technology and exercise center is helping veterans overcome PTSD through immersion therapy. The center has seen a rise in PTSD cases among veterans who have returned from combat deployments.
The Grey Team, a non-profit organization located in Boca Raton, uses a combination of exercise and technology to help veterans redirect their focus and attention towards healthy coping mechanisms. The program has shown promising results in helping veterans overcome the devastating effects of PTSD.
The Grey Team’s technology includes virtual reality headsets that immerse patients in a variety of settings, including battlefield simulations, calming nature scenes, and exposure to PTSD triggers. The virtual reality exercises are designed to help patients learn how to cope with anxiety, stress, and other negative emotions.
In addition to technology, the Grey Team also emphasizes the importance of physical exercise and nutrition in healing from PTSD. The program’s fitness program includes a variety of activities, including yoga, weightlifting, and martial arts, to help veterans improve their physical and mental health.
“We’re not just addressing PTSD. We’re addressing the whole body and the mind,” said Carlos Rodriguez, the founder and executive director of the Grey Team. “We are providing a comprehensive approach to help our veterans overcome the challenges they face.”
The Grey Team’s program has already helped more than 1,500 veterans overcome PTSD. The organization is committed to continuing its work to help veterans lead productive and fulfilling lives after returning from service.
“The Grey Team is giving hope to those who may have given up on themselves,” said Rodriguez. “Our veterans are heroes, and we are honored to be able to help them in their time of need.”