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How to Effectively Treat Complex Regional Pain Syndrome

Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) is ranked as 45 on the McGill Pain Scale making it the most painful chronic pain disease that exists. Bahram Jam of the Advanced Physical Therapy Education Institute introduces the most clinically relevant studies on CRPS, the best methods to properly assess and treat CRPS, and strategies you can immediately use in your practice.

With expanding research on neuroplasticity, it is becoming evident that everything we do as physios influence the brain and potentially the homunculus. There is now tremendous evidence that individuals with persistent pain have an altered cortical homunculus and body schema, reduced tactile acuity, and reduced proprioception / joint position sense (JPS). 

Brain Visualization (BV6) - the mindful and playful visualization of positive sensations uses each of the 5 senses plus the sense of movement - and may be an effective form of treatment for those with CRPS 


The Hypothesis?

In CRPS, the "normal" functions of brain regions are now dominated by the pain experience as shown on fMRI studies. By experiencing other sensations (touch, listening to music, enjoying food) you can maximize the 'normal' functions and decrease pain.

Watch the short video below to learn: 

  • The most clinically relevant and recent studies about CRPS
  • How to properly assess and treat CRPS
  • How to maximize the other functions of the brain that are currently dominated by pain
  • How to help more patients who have CRPS in your practice tomorrow 

If you want to learn more about CRPS click below to take Bahram's complete online course, CRPS 101! 

Click Here for the full Course


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Bahram is a physiotherapist and founder of the Advanced Physical Therapy Education Institute (APTEI). He's taught 1000+ continuing education courses to healthcare professionals across Canada & internationally.

He has instructed over one thousand post-graduate orthopaedic and pain science courses and has been a guest presenter at several physiotherapies and medical conferences across Canada and internationally.

His primary clinical approach is to identify relevant functional impairments and determine the best self-management strategy to maximize patient independence.

Click Here for the full Course


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