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My GPADD18 Presentation

By |2018-09-28T10:58:06+00:00August 12th, 2018|Advocacy, Events|

I'll deem my efforts a success. I managed. I learned a bundle. I made something of the chronic pain experience. And I believe I provided some insight. I arrived at Yarra Valley Lodge on Thursday night and left Sunday early morning to manage the presentation, question time and a short attendance at the dinner on Saturday evening. So that's 3 night's sleep (and one nap Saturday afternoon) to get the focus I needed, and so I could appear in a way that I felt reflected my most Soula self. The presentation (below) took weeeeeeeeks to put together! Something that would have taken me a few short days previously. That might sound alot of sacrifice to many of you but with this approach, my pain levels remained low (if not off) and on my return to Queenscliff, I could resume my part time work and the week ahead as per normal. It worked, I'm pacing up! I do have a niggle though. We're not learning fast enough. We're not listening hard enough. I left disappointed I hadn't achieved enough.

Managing chronic pain: Different approaches to a complex issue

By |2018-07-26T16:54:50+00:00July 26th, 2018|Advocacy, Blog, Online|

(Article from the RACGP website)  Neelima Choahan  26/07/2018 11:36:34 AM Chronic pain affects one in five Australians. newsGP spoke with a patient and a GP about some of the best ways to tackle the situation. Soula Mantalvanos, who has lived with chronic pain [...]

Royal Australian College of GP’s news – I’m in it!

By |2018-07-05T09:54:04+00:00July 5th, 2018|Advocacy, Blog, Events, News, Online|

I’m an event in the spotlight. GP’s, I hope to see you there! (Article from RACGP June newsletter) Events in the spotlight GPADD18 Conference: Saturday and Sunday 4–5 August 2018 The RACGP Victoria Drug and Alcohol Committee invite you to attend [...]

Pain Revolution Ride 2018 There and Back Again

By |2018-04-23T12:48:45+00:00April 23rd, 2018|Advocacy, Online|

(Just quickly, I'd like to take this opportunity to say PainTrain – My Health Summary, Theo and I are so proud to have contributed to this year's Ride for Pain and the #painrevolution. I would personally like to thank everyone who contributed [...]

Pain Train featured in the AMA Victoria’s VICDOC magazine

By |2018-02-16T10:12:28+00:00February 16th, 2018|Help, Pain Train, Print, Professional, Read|

Pain management has come to me in various forms. It’s a pretty special feeling that my 11 years of experience with chronic pain may be useful for learning and inspiring change in the way pain [...]

Dr Susie Gronski: How One Artist Used Her Hurting Strings To Stitch Back Her Life

By |2017-04-23T12:20:04+00:00April 23rd, 2017|Advocacy, Blog, News, Online|

I can't recommend Dr Susie highly enough. I wish I had online physical therapy advice when I felt lost, unable to commute and in need of someone who could understand my pain experience. Dr Susie really gets pelvic health issues [...]