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Medifocus

By | 2017-12-11T10:04:30+00:00 November 29th, 2011|Help, Learn, Professional Resources|

You will learn about the latest clinical advances in the management of Peripheral Neuropathy as well as about the treatment options that are available. You will also learn about the doctors, hospitals, and medical centers that are at the leading edge in conducting clinical research about Peripheral Neuropathy. Information on ongoing clinical trials, a list of questions to ask your doctor, and a useful directory of resources and organizations that can help patients with Peripheral Neuropathy complete this report.

Women’s Health and Research Institute of Australia (WHRIA)

By | 2017-12-11T09:30:20+00:00 November 24th, 2011|Help, Learn, Professional, Professional Resources|

Your symptoms & history indicate that the nerve in the pelvis, the pudendal nerve, may be responsible for all or some of your pain and other symptoms. The pudendal nerve runs from the lower back, then passes between 2 ligaments, then runs along the top of the pelvic floor muscles, then through to the base of the pelvis the pelvis and out to the perineum. Adjacent to the ligaments are muscles: the pelvic floor muscles (PFM) at the front and the obturator and piriformis at the back.

Body in Mind

By | 2017-12-11T11:04:15+00:00 November 24th, 2011|Help, Learn, Professional, Professional Resources|

The lead scientist, Dr Lorimer Moseley, is particularly interested in the role of the brain and mind in chronic and complex pain disorders. Through collaborations with clinicians, scientists, patients and thoughtful friends, the team is exploring how the brain and its representation of the body change when pain persists, how the mind influences physiological regulation of the body, how the changes in the brain and mind can be normalised via treatment, and how we can teach people about it all in a way that is both interesting and accurate.

David Butler and Lorimer Moseley discuss the first five years of Explain Pain

By | 2017-12-11T10:19:05+00:00 November 21st, 2011|Help, Learn, Professional Resources|

Explain Pain has been a huge stepping stone for patients and clinicians - not only in understanding pain but being able to communicate the concepts to others. Over 5 years on, and the book is still unprecedented in its layout, descriptive illustrations and incredible bank of information. Backed entirely by scientific evidence, Explain Pain is a recommended text at many universities but also read and enjoyed by everyday people in pain.

Anatomical images

By | 2013-09-20T15:53:36+00:00 November 21st, 2011|Help, Learn, Professional Resources|

I've always been curious and I wanted to understand and visualise my area of pain but for 4.5 years that wasn't possible as I was never diagnosed accurately and didn't have the visual reference in my head either. From my yoga practice I remember sending the breath to different areas of my body and it was not only relaxing, but it I felt I was sending great energy to that area... sort of loosening it up, relaxing, letting go. I wanted to get back to that after diagnosis and I found this brilliant resource to help me do just that.

Neuro Orthopaedic Institute (NOI)

By | 2017-12-11T13:28:00+00:00 November 21st, 2011|Help, Learn, Professional, Professional Resources|

So... what is NOI? Neuro Orthopaedic Institute (NOI) Australasia has been in operation for 20 years, with highly qualified instructors working on all continents with multidisciplinary audiences. Organising over 100 seminars a year throughout the world, NOI’s faculty members are active in many conferences, university programmes and other postgraduate education sessions. The company reinvests in education and clinically based research and Noigroup Publications has grown from the demand for resources to support this emerging research. Read on...

Intensive 6-day Wise-Anderson Protocol Clinics

By | 2012-01-16T07:16:54+00:00 November 21st, 2011|Help, Manage, Professional|

I was referred to two pain management centres in Melbourne. One doctor was happy with my own pain management routine and the other team asked that I agree to accept responsibility for my chronic pain and that I will forget having future x-rays, mri's etc. if I was going to participate. Well as if I was going to go for that? As reputable as the centre was it didn't sound right for me and as it turned out, it wasn't. This sounds a little more appropriate for me.

Irreversible traumatic distension of the levator hiatus

By | 2012-01-16T07:17:09+00:00 November 21st, 2011|Help, Learn, Professional Resources|

I read with interest the paper by Shek and Dietz,1 and congratulate the authors for an informative study. With all its limitations, such as early postpartum follow-up, the authors have described a new form of birth trauma (irreversible overdistension injury), which is distinct from levator avulsion injury, and cannot be detected by static magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). In their study, 13% of women after a normal vaginal delivery had levator avulsion diagnosed...

Innervation of the Levator Ani and Coccygeus Muscles of the Female Rat

By | 2017-12-11T09:30:48+00:00 November 21st, 2011|Help, Learn, Professional Resources|

In humans, the pelvic floor skeletal muscles support the viscera. Damage to innervation of these muscles during parturition may contribute to pelvic organ prolapse and urinary incontinence. Unfortunately, animal models that are suitable for studying parturition-induced pelvic floor neuropathy and its treatment are rare. The present study describes the intrapelvic skeletal muscles (i.e., the iliocaudalis, pubocaudalis, and coccygeus) and their innervation in the rat to assess its usefulness as a model for studies of pelvic floor nerve damage and repair.