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Moving in an environment of induced sensory-motor incongruence does not influence pain sensitivity in healthy volunteers: A randomised within-subject cross-over experiment
Physiotherapy Conference Papers
  • Benedict M Wand, University of Notre Dame Australia
  • Lareina Szpak, University of Notre Dame Australia
  • Pamela George, University of Notre Dame Australia
  • Max Bulsara, University of Notre Dame Australia
  • Neil E O'Connell
  • G Lorimer Moseley
Publication Date
1-1-2012
Abstract
A mismatch between the brain's motor control and sensory systems has been suggested as one mechanism whereby maladaptive neuroplastic changes contribute to the experience of chronic pain. Several studies have investigated this hypothesis by artificially inducing a state of sensory-motor incongruence using mirrors. The data to date appear to suggest that creating an environment of sensori-motor incongruence induces various sensory changes and feeling of peculiarity, however the effect on pain is less clear. The aim of this study was to test the hypothesis that healthy participants would demonstrate reduced pain thresholds and report greater intensity of pain in a condition of induced sensory motor incongruence compared to conditions that did not promote incongruence.
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Dr Benedict Wand

Citation Information
Benedict M Wand, Lareina Szpak, Pamela George, Max Bulsara, et al.. "Moving in an environment of induced sensory-motor incongruence does not influence pain sensitivity in healthy volunteers: A randomised within-subject cross-over experiment" (2012)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/pamela-george/1/