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So far Soula Mantalvanos has created 342 blog entries.

The Universal Language of ‘Pregnant’

By |2019-08-16T12:17:08+10:00August 16th, 2019|Blog|

'I couldn't help but feel that when it comes to bringing a life into the world, we've got things down pat — socially and medically. The supports are there and the stigma isn't. Yet, when it comes to preserving that life, our report card doesn't look anywhere near as good — socially or medically. The supports aren't there, and the stigma well and truly is.'

Insurer Request: Your Full Clinical File Please!

By |2019-06-30T14:27:05+10:00June 30th, 2019|My rants, system, Work / System, Workcover|

If you dress well - this system assumes you couldn't possibly have a health issue. If you speak well, there's no way you have suffered trauma. If you manage to stay alive through your darkest moments, they assume you can forfeit your compensation. When you are honest and remain transparent, they only abuse your information.

A national plan for better pain management (we hope!)

By |2019-06-17T16:17:02+10:00June 17th, 2019|Blog, Learn, Professional Resources|

MEDIA RELEASE 17 June 2019 At last – A national plan for better pain management Painaustralia has today launched the new National Strategic Action Plan for Pain Management. Millions of Australians live with ongoing persistent pain. Chronic pain can have [...]

ABC Workers’ Compensation System Investigation

By |2019-05-17T14:09:07+10:00May 17th, 2019|Blog, system, Work / System, Workcover|

(Image: 2012 investigator’s photo, read the full post here) ABC investigative journalist, Pat McGrath is looking into the experiences of people who have been through the workers’ compensation system – and those who are still going through it. I recently [...]

Out With the Sacral, In With the Spinal (part 3)

By |2019-02-17T16:22:48+10:00February 17th, 2019|My treatment|

It will take one whole year until stim and I get to know each other. I've done this twice before, I know! There are programs to explore, capacity to pace, and sitting to try without the aids. I want to hop in a train and a tram, and hop off in the city without an agenda and limits. I want to catch up with my dearest friends, some whom I've not seen since I left Melbourne. We've been living off parcels, emails and the phone, and that really hurts.