James A. Haley VA Research
Dr. Ballistrea has extensive rehabilitation experience and serves as the Co-Investigator of this clinical trial. She has worked on multiple funded projects at the James A. Haley Veterans Hospital, Research and Development Service. She began her career at the James A. Haley Veteran’s Hospital in 2009. In her time at the VA she has worked in research for over five years. Related to this investigation, she assisted in a pilot study using Virtual Reality Goggles (3/12/18 to 3/31/18) used for Veterans who were enrolled in the Tampa VA inpatient Chronic Pain Program to make movement safer and more comfortable for those with chronic pain who experience fear of movement. This has provided her with a strong knowledge base of the target demographic for this investigation.