Karin Boer-Vreeke, OT, CHT-NL, ECHT, is a distinguished professional affiliated with the Hand & Wrist Center in The Hague. She has served as the president of the Dutch Hand Therapy Association from 2013 to 2021 and currently holds the position of president within the European Federation of Societies for Hand Therapy (EFSHT). Karin’s extensive expertise is further enhanced by her completion of Somatosensory Rehabilitation courses in Fribourg, Switzerland, leading to her certification as a Certified Somatosensory Pain Therapist (CSTP).
During her presentation, Karin will delve into the captivating domain of the innovative Somatosensory Rehabilitation method, focusing on its application in the treatment of allodynia.
Remarkably, a staggering 450 million individuals worldwide endure the burden of neuropathic pain, with many grappling with touch-induced pain or the challenging condition known as static mechanical allodynia. With the advent of the diagnostic testing inherent in the somatosensory rehabilitation method the once intangible nature of pain is rendered visible and quantifiable, enabling the implementation of targeted treatment strategies. The provision of tailored tools and exercises further empowers individuals to reclaim agency over their own healing process, thereby reinstating their self-reliance and autonomy.