OLNEY, MARYLAND (May 15, 2012) – SPARTAN MEDICAL INC., a Veteran-Owned Small Business
and provider of Virtual Reality Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Treatment Technologies, announced today that their Iraq and Afghanistan Scenarios are available for national distribution. Virtual Reality Graded Exposure Therapy was studied by the Department of Defense and has over a decade of clinical research and efficacy data. This national launch puts Spartan Medical at the forefront to help treat Iraq and Afghanistan warriors suffering from combat-related PTSD. A formative Randomized Controlled Trial published in 2011 compared “treatment as usual” to this technology. The results were nothing short of spectacular: a four-fold reduction in Clinician Administered PTSD Scale (CAPS) scores in less than 3 months. There is nothing on the market that has proven to be this effective with real science, impartial investigators, and objective physiological feedback.
“This is the type of technology that can really make an immediate impact in the lives of our nation’s warriors” said Vince Proffitt, President of Spartan Medical. “It is Iraq and Afghanistan focused VR Scenarios, controlled by the clinician, with immediate and objective physiological feedback that makes this solution unique and reproducible. This is the type of technology that can become the standard of care as a tool for the trained clinician to objectively diagnose and treat Post-traumatic Stress Disorder.” Proffitt continued, “…the possibilities for physiological baselines before deployment and/or Stress Inoculation Training are beyond exciting…we may be able to fight PTSD before the invisible wound takes root.”
Virtual Reality Medical Center (VRMC) has developed this advanced technology.
For over a decade, VRMC has been using simulation technologies in three main areas: patients with anxiety disorders, including PTSD; improving physical and cognitive functioning in both military and civilian populations, including treatment for TBI; and developing and delivering emergency medical training and stress inoculation training technologies for the military and civilian first responders. These virtual environments are constructed for clinical and training programs to uniformly elicit significant and controllable physiological arousal to replicate real-world experiences.
About SPARTAN MEDICAL INC.
Spartan Medical Inc. was founded in 2008 by Vince Proffitt, a former Air Force Intelligence Officer and graduate of the U.S. Air Force Academy. Spartan Medical is known for its commitment to excellence, its outstanding representatives, and its extensive armamentarium of advanced medical technologies to include Spinal Hardware, Surgical Instruments, Biologics, and Wounded Warrior Treatment Technologies. The company’s mission is to provide the best-in-class advanced medical solutions focused on world-class patient care and the needs of its VA and DoD hospital partners. Spartan Medical employs 12 people in the Washington DC metro area and over 40 representatives across the nation. Spartan Medical is Veteran-owned, hires Veterans, and supports Veterans and their families through the Fisher House Foundation. For more information about SPARTAN MEDICAL INC., visit our website at WWW.SPARTANMEDSPINE.COM.