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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 [...]

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 [...]

ADF campaign: Losing Yourself in Pain Medication

By |2017-12-11T09:16:54+00:00March 12th, 2017|About, Advocacy, Blog, My treatment, Online|

The Alcohol & Drug Foundation (ADF) has been working to enhance awareness about the way Australians consume pain killers. My understanding of the campaign is that the ADF in no way suggests pain killers are not necessary - many Australians require their [...]

My interview with the Australian Pain Society

By |2017-12-11T14:10:27+00:00October 30th, 2014|Advocacy, Online|

APS: How important are support groups for both you and your close family/community? Soula: I can’t say I feel there is much support for my husband and family/community. It’s difficult with invisible pain, it’s a similar scenario with depression, we still don’t get it. Society seems to have been given an immense right to provide their opinion (e.g. with social media platforms) and this has opened up some kind of authority to encourage opinions and much judgment. Not many tread carefully or really think from someone else’s perspective. Although we have more information accessible to us, we seem to be learning less.

‘The Hurting Strings’ wins International Film Festival Reel Health Award 2014

By |2017-12-11T16:40:26+00:00October 22nd, 2014|Advocacy, Blog, Events, Film, Online, The Hurting Strings|

I must sound like a broken record by now, but once again, I am left bewildered by my chronic pain journey and the contrasting experiences that go from excruciating pain to exhilaration. Above all, I feel incredibly privileged at the opportunities presented to me and so happy to be able to help others by communicating my story. I could not have done this without Theo, my family and of course Peter Lamont and Jacinta Cashen.

My Documentary: The Hurting Strings – An Artist’s Story on Pain

By |2018-04-13T14:18:36+00:00June 30th, 2014|Advocacy, Film, Online, The Hurting Strings|

 View above or visit The Hurting Strings on reelhouse.org/the-hurting-strings Let's watch The Hurting Strings I'd like to express my biggest thanks firstly to Peter Lamont for taking this project on and for communicating my invisible message with such perfection [...]