Complex regional pain syndrome: integrating evidence to tackle a wicked problem

Complex regional pain syndrome: integrating evidence to tackle a wicked problem

Presented by: Dr. Tara Packham, OTReg.(Ont), PhD


Contact hours: 3.5 


Registration status: NOT AVAILABLE 




Wicked problems are defined as a problem for which there are multiple causal factors and no singular solution. This virtual workshop will position complex regional pain syndrome as a ‘wicked problem’ in hand therapy, and propose individualized pragmatic multi-faceted assessment and treatment strategies from contemporary evidence to address this highly variable condition.


Presenter bio:

Dr. Tara Packham is an occupational therapist with over 25 years experience in hand therapy. After completing a PhD under the mentorship of Dr. Joy MacDermid, her program of research at McMaster University focuses on persistent pain syndromes and moving evidence into practice. She has published 14 peer-reviewed papers addressing complex regional pain syndrome, and is an active member of both the Canadian and American Societies for Hand Therapy.

Outline:

  • Complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS): wicked theories and mechanisms
  • Comprehensive assessment strategies
  • Mechanism informed treatment

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