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Resources for Treating Chronic Pain by the Pain Specialists Australia (PSA) …MY pain team!

By |2019-08-26T17:53:09+10:00July 11th, 2016|Learn, Professional Resources, Read, Tips|

Forgive my bossiness but this post comes from a desperate experience that I lived for 4.5 years. That’s a long time for someone with increasing chronic pain levels and not much hope. I felt isolated and alone in a very [...]

A new DVD resource, Healing the Pain ‘Down There’: A Guide for Females with Persistent Genital and Sexual Pain

By |2017-12-11T16:28:35+11:00September 8th, 2015|Learn, Professional Resources|

There have been many times during my years of chronic pain where I wondered, ‘Why didn’t I know that?’. Usually, the information is quite basic and I feel as though I’ve been deprived by never knowing something so crucial and [...]

This Train is Bound for… Wholeville: A Travel Guide for the Perplexed

By |2017-12-17T12:37:26+11:00May 2nd, 2015|Learn, Pain Train, Professional Resources|

Here are some of the important messages that we hope you have taken on board: Your brain can be a powerful tool to help you manage your pain experience. Like all of our life experiences, that of being in pain can be changed. You are not to blame for your persistent pain. You can experience pain without evidence of tissue damage and not experience pain when tissue damage has occurred. Drugs (or needles) alone are not the answer. The “third space” engagement gives you the best possible opportunity to better manage your pain. Consider embracing the whope model of care. Could this be your slogan? Know pain, know thyself!

Arthritis & Osteoporosis WA, Making Sense of Pain 14 – 15 Nov 2014

By |2017-12-11T09:23:28+11:00July 23rd, 2014|Learn, Professional Resources|

(Read the full post on the Arthritis & Osteoporosis WA website: www.arthritiswa.org.au or click on the flyer to download a pdf) 14th Nov 2014 to 15th Nov 2014 Time 08.30 - 4.30 Registration Closing Date 7th Nov 2014 Venue Information Wyliie Arthritis Centre 17 Lemnos Street Shenton Park WA On-site About the venue Lunch, morning and afternoon tea provided. Contact John Quintner & Melanie Galbraith John: 0419956418 jqu33431@bigpond.net.au Melanie: 0405963658 MelanieG@arthritiswa.org.au Registration General $375.00 ea Event Description 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 (pictured on the flyer).

Blog | Sexology 101 | The Internal Clitoris

By |2017-12-11T16:42:00+11:00July 13th, 2014|About, Learn, Professional Resources, Pudendal Neuralgia|

Hallelujah! Pardon my pun here, especially as I'm preaching sexuality on a Sunday morning but finally, here is some thorough research and attention for the clitoris. Thank you Louise Smith for sending this link to me.. I think it's essential info for everyone, not just women with PN. Thank you melodiousmsm for writing this and thank you to artist and sex educator, Betty Dodson for the fabulous artwork.

National Pain Report, My Story: A Pain in the Coccyx

By |2017-12-11T09:16:57+11:00April 15th, 2014|About, Advocacy, Blog, My treatment, Online|

(http://americannewsreport.com/nationalpainreport/my-story-a-pain-in-the-coccyx-8823596.html) The National Pain Report, my story. April 14th, 2014 by Soula Mantalvanos I begged my neurosurgeon to do anything, even to chop my coccyx off. But after getting opinions from other surgeons, he suggested not to go the invasive path as we had the option for an implant called a peripheral stimulator, a treatment that was reversible. It made more sense.

Arthritis & Osteoporosis WA, Making Sense of Pain, 7-8th March

By |2017-12-11T09:23:51+11:00February 17th, 2014|Learn, Professional Resources|

The aim of this workshop is to provide physiotherapists and other health professionals with an opportunity to effectively translate their knowledge and skills into clinical practice. Of equal importance is that they become aware of their own beliefs and attitudes to people in pain and the potential for these attributes to colour therapeutic relationships and influence outcomes.