Learn about chronic pelvic, sexual and genital pain, and integrative treatments.
Presentations by doctors, physical therapists, counselors,health and
wellness experts and patient advocates.
*New this year: Afternoon break-out sessions for patients and caregivers.
Register early as space is limited!
Date & time:
Saturday September 30, 2017
Registration and light breakfast 8:30AM-9:00AM
Tim Gill Center for Public Media
315 E Costilla Street Colorado Springs, CO 80903
RSVP, Speaker List and Tickets:
available on our Event Page at www.bridgeforpelvicpain.org
This is exciting. I’m republishing my post from way back when I just began to manage some yoga again.
I have maintained Dustienne’s program – albeit a small 20 minute portion – it’s still mammoth for me.
Dustienne has now produced more pelvic specific yoga videos and although I might not dare try anything new just yet, I had to share these with you all as they sound great:
Listen to your bod… go slow!
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What sets “Making Sense of Pain” apart from other Pain Management workshops and seminars? We show you how to put this information into practice and improve your interactions with patients to ensure more positive outcomes.
This workshop is dedicated to the memory of Robert Elvey [1942-2013], a WA pioneering physiotherapist.
|21st Sep 2017 to 22nd Sep 2017
|08.30 – 4.30
|Registration Closing Date
|15th Sep 2017
Wyliie Arthritis Centre
17 Lemnos Street Shenton Park WA
About the venue
Lunch, morning and afternoon tea provided.
John Quintner & Melanie Galbraith
John: 0419956418 email@example.com
Melanie: 0405963658 MelanieG@arthritiswa.org.au Continue Reading
You’ve all heard the impact Prof Lorimer Moseley made on my pain journey – well my diagnosis actually.
If it weren’t for him I wonder how much longer I would have been left searching for the reason behind (pardon the pun) the pain. It took 4.5 years!
Lorimer’s research continues and this time he’s teamed up with some fabulous physiotherapists to make a lighthearted – but still serious, animation about chronic pain.
I’m thinking it might be relevant for followers to see where I moved to. So, here you go – welcome to Queenscliff!
It has been a huge transition (by now you’ve heard about it) but moving from my previous (20+year) city life to this seaside town is quite a change!
Kind of forced sea-change! Continue Reading
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, again, on this self management business.
Yes, the sacral stim is making a huge difference.
Now remember – I’m talking about my pelvis, my pain experience, my brain, my nervous system and my genes
Three (of my never-ending) realisations for living with chronic pain are that I have to:
- accept that my life and I have changed – forever
- commit to a new way of living, and
- make the sacrifices that it takes to self manage
Chronic pain really blurs life so it takes time to realise the impact (positive or negative) of any treatment or change of activity.
Time seems shorter for me. When I compare myself with full capacity humans, I feel I achieve less and the physical cost is greater.
Not the best value! But it’s what I can get.
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No, I’m not about to preach about finding God. I mean the other God – your health professional.
I’ve had many dilemmas trying to manage chronic pain.
The obvious ones relate to seeking appropriate treatment and managing life – money, bills, commitments, family, friends… if you’re reading this, you probably know how that paragraph ends.
But I’ve had an additional, personally inflicted dilemma and that’s to make something of my situation and further still, have the experience validated.
I don’t think we can control self inflicted dilemmas. In fact it’s hardly a dilemma, it’s more like a personal trait that I owned long before my injury.
pudendalnerve.com.au‘s vision is focused on positivity and I’ve adhered to my mission to help others with chronic pain (and injured workers) through my personal experience.
I’ve taken that one step further by founding Pain Train – an online health record website for people exactly like me. Continue Reading
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 that day to come around, get to the waiting room, sit, sit and then finally release that conversation that’s been swirling in your head… if that’s even possible in the allocated 15 minutes.
I’m sure some medical professionals still appreciate and stick by this scenario. I know quite a few that do.
Isn’t life short enough?
Thankfully, my pain specialist (Dr Nick Christelis), and his team have progressed further, throwing their whole practice (Vicpain) on as many social media platforms as they can. Continue Reading
How a Single Gene Could Become a Volume Knob for Pain
(Excerpt from How a Single Gene Could Become a Volume Knob for Human Suffering by Erika Hayasaki | art by Sean Freeman 04.18.17 on Wired)
…When Stephen Waxman was a student at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in the early 1970s, he became interested in pain—how people feel it, how the body transmits it, and how, as a future neurologist, he could learn to control it. Later in his career, after his father was in the final stages of agonizing diabetic neuropathy, he became obsessed with helping patients like his dad, who could find no relief from their pain. “We simply had to do better,” he says. Continue Reading
You might recall me plugging the Pain Down There DVD – an extensive resource for women created by Robert Echenberg, Karen Liberi, Alexandra Milspaw, and Stephanie Yeager.
Now the team have taken this a step further, turning the DVD into an online, supported program.
The idea is to offer support and pain management in small groups of 10 – 15 women who start the program at the same time. The video content is released to them online and they also get to meet as a group online with Stephanie as their personal health coach. Individually they have the option to meet with the doctor and PT – all via video conferencing.
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