Complex Regional Pain Syndrome

Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS), historically known as Reflex Sympathy Dystrophy (RSD) is a painful condition which involves changes in the nervous system. CRPS typically affects the hands or feet and symptoms include constant, burning pain, limping, temperature, colour and sensation changes, swelling and difficulty with movement and use of the limb. It can occur after a sprain, strain or fracture, but often with prolonged immobilisation. It can also occur for no known reason.

Our physiotherapists and occupational therapists aim to increase your childs function and participation by using treatment techniques such as:

  • Education to assist your child to understand CRPS

  • Graded Motor Imagery

  • Desensitisation

  • Movement and functional exercises

  • Walking and activity retraining