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Takes more than an app to explain pain

By |2017-12-17T12:37:25+00:00September 2nd, 2017|Blog, Learn, Pain Train, Professional Resources|

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 [...]

Self Management: Acceptance, Commitment & Sacrifice

By |2017-12-11T11:16:26+00:00July 22nd, 2017|Blog, Living, Manage, My treatment|

(Image: Written Within* by Elizabeth Banfield hand burnished linocut, kozo tissue, thread ©2017) My sacral stim and I have known each other for a full 17 months now, so I felt it was the right time to make some comments and reflect, [...]

Pain God, I’ve founded a better way to do things

By |2017-12-17T12:37:26+00:00July 12th, 2017|Blog, Manage, Pain Train, Professional|

Embracing the health care system's push for self managed care I find it difficult to sit still (pun intended), when I can see a way to make a change for the better and to help others. In the case of Pain Train, it was actually creating something that didn't even exist in the chronic pain world. The Gods we look upto had nothing to offer in this area - it didn't exist. So I repeated my story, as you did/do a few million times during the few million appointments. Exhausting! Not to mention impossible. How are patients and their teams meant to manage (you know the thought, surely God doesn't expect me to repeat myself, again!)? Yes, the Gods do expect you to repeat yourself. How else can they help you? Well, there's an easier way for both of you/us!

Patient to Practitioner Access: Too Much?

By |2017-12-11T09:45:22+00:00May 30th, 2017|Blog, Learn, Professional Resources|

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 [...]

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 [...]