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Sensorimotor Training Study

We are recruiting patients for a study to investigate whether a type of movement therapy, called sensorimotor training, can relieve pain in people with CRPS of the arm or hand.  Initial studies with small numbers of people with CRPS suggest that sensorimotor training can relieve pain, and we would like to test the therapy against control treatment with a larger number of participants.

We are recruiting people with CRPS that primarily affects one upper limb (hand or arm) for the study.

The study involves four research sessions spread over 11 weeks, which can take place at the research centres in Bath or Oxford, or in the participant's own home.  During the research sessions, we will check the symptoms of the participants as well as ask them to complete some computerised tests of sensation and movement performance.  Participants will undergo two weeks of either real or control sensorimotor training, which they will do in their own home. We will also send the participants questionnaires three and six months after the training, so that we can understand any long term effects of the treatment.

To find out more about the study and to learn about eligibility, contact Ms Monika Halicka (m.halicka@bath.ac.uk) or Dr Janet Bultitude (j.bultitude@bath.ac.uk).  Please note - if you have already agreed to be contacted about research as part of our CRPS Network Registry database and you meet the study eligibility criteria, then you will automatically receive further information about the study in the next few months.

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