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

By |2017-12-11T10:19:05+00:00November 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+00:00November 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+00:00November 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+00:00November 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+00:00November 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+00:00November 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.

Diagnosis: Physiotherapy at the Women’s

By |2017-12-12T15:30:16+00:00November 19th, 2011|Help, My treatment, Professional|

It felt like a miracle and took all of about 15 minutes for the phsyiotherapist (at the chronic pelvic pain clinic at the Women's here in Melbourne Australia) to give me her French infused explanation that my pain was most probably coming from my Pudendal Nerve (yes, a name, I had a name!). It took another 15mins for her to put me in on my back (I never lay on my back as it was too painful) and apply a pressure/postural technique that switched my pain off! (Yes, OFF... calm, silence, stillness, roar gone, no spasm, quiet, peace)... unbelievable but this is true.