Taking the Haunt Out of the Phantom: Interdisciplinary Phantom Limb Pain Treatment
Since 2007 the Center for the Intrepid (CFI) at Fort Sam Houston in San Antonio, Texas, has served as one of the premier outpatient rehabilitation centers for the Department of Defense for individuals following amputation or functional limb loss. As a center for advanced prosthetic and rehabilitative care, experience over the past nine years has added to our knowledge for treating phantom limb pain. This program discusses the wide variety of treatment approaches that have been successful via use of case study, including synergistic non-invasive electrical stimulation (i.e., non-invasive interactive stimulation (NIN) and cranial electrical stimulation (CES), mirror therapy, graded motor imagery, and blood flow restriction (BFR).
Faculty: Benjamin M. Keizer, PhD, Jaime Clapp, PT, DPT, OCS
This 1-hour CME activity is designed for all clinicians who treat chronic pain.
Upon completion of this activity, participants should be better able to:
- Describe the prevalence, causes, and characteristics of phantom limb pain (PLP) among traumatic amputees with combat-related injuries.
- Illustrate how members of an interdisciplinary team interact synergistically to enhance the rehabilitation process for patients with PLP.
- Discuss a variety of non-pharmacologic methods used to relieve PLP, and discuss the merits of their use alone or in combination.
Benjamin M. Keizer, PhD, works for the Army Medical Department as the head of the Rehabilitation and Performance Psychology group at the Center For the Intrepid (CFI), Fort Sam Houston, Texas. As one of the premier outpatient rehabilitation centers for the Department of Defense, the CFI provides advanced, interdisciplinary care for military service members who have sustained serious injuries (e.g., amputation, limb-salvage, multi-trauma, major surgery). He earned his doctorate at the University of Louisville in Counseling Psychology before completing a two-year post-doctoral fellowship in health psychology (chronic pain focus) at San Antonio Military Medical Center.
Jamie Clapp, PT, DPT, OCS, works for the Army Medical Department as a physical therapist in the Functional Restoration Program at San Antonio Military Medical Center at Fort Sam Houston. There she works within the Interdisciplinary Pain Management Center treating individuals experiencing chronic pain. She earned her doctor of physical therapy degree from Langston University in Oklahoma. She has advanced training in manual therapy techniques including manipulation, instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization, and dry needling, and is an orthopaedic certified specialist by the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties.
Staff and Content Validation Reviewer Disclosures
The staff involved with this activity and any content validation reviewers of this activity have reported no relevant financial relationships with commercial interests.
Planning Committee/Faculty Disclosure
Dr. Keizer reports that he has nothing to disclose.
Ms. Clapp reports that she has nothing to disclose.
Debra Nelson-Hogan, Director of Education for the Academy of Integrative Pain Management, reports that she has nothing to disclose.
Cathleen Coneghen, Assistant Director of Education for the Academy of Integrative Pain Management, reports that she has nothing to disclose.
The information provided at this activity is for continuing education purposes only and is not meant to substitute for the independent medical judgment of a health care provider relative to diagnostic and treatment options of a specific patient’s medical condition.
For questions regarding CME for this activity, you may reach the department of education at the Academy of Integrative Pain Management at email@example.com.
For successful completion of this activity, please complete a pre-test; utilize the audio recordings synched with the presentation slides to review the content, providing answers to your questions as necessary; and complete a post-test and evaluation following the activity. You will then be prompted to print your certificate. This activity should take approximately 60 minutes to complete.
This program is accredited for physicians, nurses, pharmacists, and psychologists. All other clinicians can submit the certificate of attendance upon completion of the program to their licensing boards for consideration of credit.
The Academy of Integrative Pain Management is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The Academy of Integrative Pain Management designates this educational activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Amedco is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.
This enduring course is co-provided by Amedco and the Academy of Integrative Pain Management. Maximum of 1 contact hour(s).
The Academy of Integrative Pain Management is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The American Academy of Pain Management maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
The Academy designates this activity for a maximum of 1 CE credit.
Amedco is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. Amedco designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 1 contact hour(s). Full attendance is required. No partial contact hours will be awarded for partial attedance.
- 1.00 ACPE
- 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
- 1.00 ANCC
- 1.00 APA
- 1.00 Document of Attendance