January 4th, 2014 9:31 am

Visual Pursuits book review on Art & Chronic Pain – A Self Portrait

By |2021-02-24T10:32:28+11:00January 4th, 2014|Categories: Advocacy, Creativity|Tags: , , , |

In Art and Chronic Pain – A Self Portrait, artist Soula Mantalvanos shares her experience with chronic pain, which has been a debilitating presence in her life for almost seven years. Soula suffers from Pudendal Neuralgia, a painful nerve condition that developed following an accident where a fit ball that she was sitting on burst, causing her to drop violently to the concrete floor beneath. Early on in the book Soula describes that split-second, and the devastating effects that followed. A highly active yoga-loving woman before the accident, throughout the book Soula gives a deeply personal account of the psychological, emotional and physical impacts of living with chronic pain for so many years. These negative effects were compounded by the fact that her condition Pudendal Neuralgia baffled her doctors, and took four and a half years to even diagnose.

December 21st, 2011 10:40 am

The Brain That Changes Itself

By |2017-12-11T13:30:49+11:00December 21st, 2011|Categories: Learn, Professional Resources|Tags: , , , |

..The result is this book, a riveting collection of case histories detailing the astonishing progress of people whose conditions had long been dismissed as hopeless. We see a woman born with half a brain that rewired itself to work as a whole, a woman labeled retarded who cured her deficits with brain exercises and now cures those of others, blind people learning to see, learning disorders cured, IQs raised, aging brains rejuvenated, painful phantom limbs erased,

November 21st, 2011 8:00 am

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

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

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.

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