September 14, 2017: Amplified pain syndromes (APS) sounds serious. No one wants a pain condition that is “amplified,” and “syndromes” obviously suggests more than 1 condition. The good news is that it is treatable.
Amplified pain syndromes is an umbrella term used to describe an increased sensitivity to pain due to abnormal nerve connections in the nervous system. The causes and effects are varied, and it can cause widespread pain and lead those affected to withdraw from their daily and social activities.
In today’s episode, physical therapist Brandi Dorton and occupational therapist Misty Wilson discuss the variety of tools and interventions they use to effectively treat these individuals and help them improve and reclaim their lives.
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Brandi Dorton, PT, DPT, works at Children’s Mercy Hospital in Kansas City, Missouri, where she focuses her practice in the Rehabilitation of Amplified Pain Syndromes (RAPS) program, as well as in inpatient rehabilitation and the neonatal intensive care unit. She has presented several educational lectures on amplified pain syndromes in the pediatric population in the community and at conferences.
Misty Wilson, OTR/L, works at Children's Mercy Hospital in Kansas City, Missouri, where she works in the Rehabilitation for Amplified Pain Syndromes (RAPS) program, as well as practices developmental, sensory, vestibular, and vision therapies in an outpatient setting. She has presented various educational lectures and presentations on amplified pain syndromes in the pediatric population.