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NOTE: This activity requires payment before viewing. Complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) can significantly affect a person's quality of life, mobility, work and social life. This article reviews the pathophysiology, signs, symptoms and treatment strategies to decrease pain and associated disability.

Education Level: Advanced

Format: Online

Content Focus: OT Foundational Knowledge

Criteria for Obtaining Continuing Education Credits: To earn credit, you must read the article and complete the quiz and evaluation, earning a score of 70% or greater on the posttest.

Purpose of Activity

To review the signs and symptoms, pathophysiology, and treatment strategies for complex regional pain syndrome.

Learning Objectives

After completing this continuing education activity you will be able to:

  1. Identify at least 3 signs and symptoms of complex regional pain syndrome.
  2. Outline the pathophysiology of complex regional pain syndrome.
  3. Evaluate therapeutic strategies for treatment of complex regional pain syndrome.
Price: $6.95


  • AOTA 6.95 CEUs/1/2 Contact Hour

Lippincott Professional Development / Wolters Kluwer Health is an approved provider of continuing education by The American Occupational Therapy Association, Inc. Provider Number 5448.

Professions: Occupational Therapist
Test Code: TPM0618OT
Published: Jun 2018
Expires: 7/1/2025
Required Passing Score: 7/10 (70%)
Authors: Angela Starkweather, PhD, ACNP-BC, FAAN, Ama Appiah; Sejal Patel