Abstract

This case study and evidence-based research analyzes the effects of physical therapy interventions on a patient diagnosed with type 1 complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) to determine the most beneficial treatments. With type l CRPS, there is no peripheral nerve injury, while type ll signifies that the condition does result from a peripheral nerve injury. Due to the lack of consensus in physical therapy treatment for CRPS patients, research on physical therapy interventions was pursued. PICO question: For patients diagnosed with type 1 complex regional pain syndrome, which\xa0physical therapy interventions are most effective to\xa0decrease impairments?\u200b CRPS affects multiple systems and therefore a multidisciplinary approach has been adopted for patient management. Within each scope of practice a multimodal approach is used. Physical therapy is indicated as an integral part of the multidisciplinary team, but further higher research is needed to establish gold standards of care. Current research supports patient education to prevent disuse and graded exposure through progressive loading, mirror therapy, and other graded motor imagery techniques as part of physical therapy treatment.

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Submitted by Josh Michael Connole (jconnole@salud.unm.edu) on 2015-06-16T22:35:19Z No. of bitstreams: 1 Josh final capstone CRPS.pdf: 1296638 bytes, checksum: 153fd773c099f92f1441fa28ded7db0a (MD5), Made available in DSpace on 2015-06-16T22:35:19Z (GMT). No. of bitstreams: 1 Josh final capstone CRPS.pdf: 1296638 bytes, checksum: 153fd773c099f92f1441fa28ded7db0a (MD5) Previous issue date: 2015

Document Type

Capstone

Keywords

Physical therapy and CPRS, chronic regional pain disorder, SudeckΓÇÖs Dystrophy, Algodystrophy Causalgia, and Reflex Sympathetic Disorder

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