Expert Interview with Dr. Susie Gronski, PT, DPT about DIY pelvic pain relief that you can start doing at home, PLUS what to expect from your first pelvic floor physical therapy appointment! The information provided in this video is for females and males. Continue Reading
Body in Mind posted this excellent research from Marina Pinheiro and Gustavo Machado about the abundant health apps out there; What App is Good for My Back?
Pulse+IT also recently posted their story, There’s a bad app for That.
There are various purposes health apps are made. From where I’m standing, my app was never a promise to solve a health problem – that’s impossible.
I’ve been asked many times why Pain Train isn’t available as an app. Pain Train currently is fully functional as a website on any desktop or hand-held device.
The two main agendas of Pain Train, are: Continue Reading
Dr. Susie and I have established quite a fab connection over the past year or so.
We teamed up to help people with chronic pain with our own various ways – Dr. Susie providing her professional knowledge (and awesome down to earth approach), and I providing my patient input (Dr. Susie loves my Pain Train).
I jumped at Dr. Susie‘s invitation to write the foreword for her book, Pelvic Pain: The Ultimate Cock Block – in fact it was an honor and a pleasure.
From what I hear through my site, men have a more difficult task navigating chronic pain and speaking up about their issues – yes, much tougher than we have it ladies!
So to my dear male followers, don’t hesitate! You can get this book right now on Amazon and be on your way to managing pelvic pain.
And to Dr Susie, thank you so much for writing this much needed resource and for inviting me to be a part of it.
About the book
Pelvic Pain: The Ultimate Cock Block: A no bullsh*t guide to help you navigate through pelvic pain
You woke up one morning expecting a hard on, but instead, all you felt was dick pain. You’re thinking maybe it was a weird sex position or that sports injury from the other day. ‘‘No biggie, it’ll go away,’’ you think to yourself. Continue Reading
Learn about chronic pelvic, sexual and genital pain, and integrative treatments.
Presentations by doctors, physical therapists, counselors,health and
wellness experts and patient advocates.
*New this year: Afternoon break-out sessions for patients and caregivers.
Register early as space is limited!
Date & time:
Saturday September 30, 2017
Registration and light breakfast 8:30AM-9:00AM
Tim Gill Center for Public Media
315 E Costilla Street Colorado Springs, CO 80903
RSVP, Speaker List and Tickets:
available on our Event Page at www.bridgeforpelvicpain.org
What sets “Making Sense of Pain” apart from other Pain Management workshops and seminars? We show you how to put this information into practice and improve your interactions with patients to ensure more positive outcomes.
This workshop is dedicated to the memory of Robert Elvey [1942-2013], a WA pioneering physiotherapist.
|21st Sep 2017 to 22nd Sep 2017
|08.30 – 4.30
|Registration Closing Date
|15th Sep 2017
Wyliie Arthritis Centre
17 Lemnos Street Shenton Park WA
About the venue
Lunch, morning and afternoon tea provided.
John Quintner & Melanie Galbraith
John: 0419956418 firstname.lastname@example.org
Melanie: 0405963658 MelanieG@arthritiswa.org.au Continue Reading
You’ve all heard the impact Prof Lorimer Moseley made on my pain journey – well my diagnosis actually.
If it weren’t for him I wonder how much longer I would have been left searching for the reason behind (pardon the pun) the pain. It took 4.5 years!
Lorimer’s research continues and this time he’s teamed up with some fabulous physiotherapists to make a lighthearted – but still serious, animation about chronic pain.
It all started with emails. I bet most medical professionals felt alarmed as email communication began with patients.
Wasn’t the existing scenario suitable enough? Call the receptionist – make several attempts to get through, rattle off suitable dates, wait for that day to come around, get to the waiting room, sit, sit and then finally release that conversation that’s been swirling in your head… if that’s even possible in the allocated 15 minutes.
I’m sure some medical professionals still appreciate and stick by this scenario. I know quite a few that do.
Isn’t life short enough?
Thankfully, my pain specialist (Dr Nick Christelis), and his team have progressed further, throwing their whole practice (Vicpain) on as many social media platforms as they can. Continue Reading
How a Single Gene Could Become a Volume Knob for Pain
(Excerpt from How a Single Gene Could Become a Volume Knob for Human Suffering by Erika Hayasaki | art by Sean Freeman 04.18.17 on Wired)
…When Stephen Waxman was a student at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in the early 1970s, he became interested in pain—how people feel it, how the body transmits it, and how, as a future neurologist, he could learn to control it. Later in his career, after his father was in the final stages of agonizing diabetic neuropathy, he became obsessed with helping patients like his dad, who could find no relief from their pain. “We simply had to do better,” he says. Continue Reading
You might recall me plugging the Pain Down There DVD – an extensive resource for women created by Robert Echenberg, Karen Liberi, Alexandra Milspaw, and Stephanie Yeager.
Now the team have taken this a step further, turning the DVD into an online, supported program.
The idea is to offer support and pain management in small groups of 10 – 15 women who start the program at the same time. The video content is released to them online and they also get to meet as a group online with Stephanie as their personal health coach. Individually they have the option to meet with the doctor and PT – all via video conferencing.
Finally! Continue Reading
How VR could break America’s opioid addiction
Can virtual reality really soothe pain? Jo Marchant meets the doctors who say yes, and who hope this is a solution for the country consuming 80 per cent of the world’s opioid supply: the United States of America.
“It’s like a crawly feeling inside,” says Judy*. “You get hot, then chilled, and you feel like you want to run away.” The 57-year-old has short dark-grey hair and a haunted expression. She’s breathless and sits with her right leg balanced up on her walking stick, rocking it back and forth as she speaks.
Judy explains that she suffers from constant, debilitating pain: arthritis, back problems, fibromyalgia and daily migraines. She was a manager at a major electronics company until 2008, but can no longer work. She often hurts too much even to make it out of bed. Continue Reading