/Tag: research

Not the fitball’s fault – it’s Nav1.7’s

By |2017-12-09T15:38:29+10:00May 15th, 2017|Learn, Professional Resources|

In his theory, a stimulus triggers the Nav1.7 channel to open just long enough to allow the necessary amount of sodium ions to pass through, which then enables messages of stinging, soreness, or scalding to register in the brain. When the trigger subsides, Nav1.7 closes.

Can looking at art make for better doctors?

By |2017-12-12T11:36:55+10:00January 11th, 2017|Learn, Personal resources|

Their teachers hope that students are beginning to realize that medicine is not black and white, but many shades of grey. The museum sessions are designed to get these students thinking about the importance of a diagnosis that is not just based on physical symptoms, but also on the larger narrative that informs a patient’s health story.

Resources for Treating Chronic Pain by the Victoria Pain Specialists (Vicpain) …MY pain team!

By |2017-12-11T09:42:15+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 [...]

Dr Doidge, Are Some Brains More Plastic than Others?

By |2017-12-11T13:03:43+10:00May 30th, 2015|Learn, Professional Resources|

I never shop from my phone, but given Theo and I were away for the weekend (researching our next phase of life), I felt it was worth the risk responding to The School of Life’s Dr Norman Doidge event and [...]

Pelvic Pain Foundation of Australia’s Melbourne launch

By |2017-12-11T15:12:07+10:00March 25th, 2015|Advocacy, Blog, Help, Professional|

I was thrilled to be invited to The Pelvic Pain Foundation of Australia (PPFA)'s Melbourne launch last night. I originally met Dr Susan Evans when I was invited to present my patient story at AIM Pain 2014. I had cyber met Dr Evans prior, asking if I could include her details on this website, in fact I've 'e-met' many pain professionals this way. I never dreamt that one day they may all be in the one room together, all of us advocating for pelvic pain and helping start up a National organisation that addresses pelvic pain for women AND MEN. Needless to say, last night I went on a magic carpet ride!

15th World Congress on Pain, Buenos Aires

By |2017-12-11T16:40:53+10:00September 27th, 2014|Learn, Professional Resources|

(Excerpt from www.iasp-pain.org) The World Congress on Pain is the premier congress devoted to the research and treatment of pain. Every two years the Congress boasts a hearty program composed of refresher courses, plenary lectures, topical workshops and symposia, and [...]