(Moonee Valley Leader, Wednesday, September 6, 2017 Story by Carmel Green)
“We’re such a pill-popping nation – we’re taught to reach for the tablet and soldier on”
CONSCIOUS of her posture and sitting down for too long, artist Soula Mantalvanos would perch on a fit ball while working at her desk.
One day the ball burst and she fell on to the concrete floor, sparking more than a decade of pudendal nerve pain.
Prescribed opioid Tramadol and antidepressant Lovan, Ms Mantalvanos said at one point she was taking a cocktail of medications and, when the pain didn’t subside, her doctor doubled her dosages. Continue Reading
Expert Interview with Dr. Susie Gronski, PT, DPT about DIY pelvic pain relief that you can start doing at home, PLUS what to expect from your first pelvic floor physical therapy appointment! The information provided in this video is for females and males. Continue Reading
Body in Mind posted this excellent research from Marina Pinheiro and Gustavo Machado about the abundant health apps out there; What App is Good for My Back?
Pulse+IT also recently posted their story, There’s a bad app for That.
There are various purposes health apps are made. From where I’m standing, my app was never a promise to solve a health problem – that’s impossible.
I’ve been asked many times why Pain Train isn’t available as an app. Pain Train currently is fully functional as a website on any desktop or hand-held device.
The two main agendas of Pain Train, are: Continue Reading
I’ve been contacted by Sarah Hudson, Media and Content Producer for Say What, a Finnish media company who is seeking to make a realistic documentary about Australians who are battling with opioids.
It’s an issue that requires serious address so please, if you are able to share your story to help reach others – no matter where they may be in the world – please read below and contact Sarah directly.
Finnish TV doco series Say What is visiting Australia and would like to cover some real life stories that go deeper than the shiny tourist images of Sydney.
They’d like to interview and spend some time with someone who is currently struggling with opioid dependency:
“We’d like to hear from you if you’re living that experience at present, or if you know someone who’s willing to share their story”
All correspondence is confidential.
Please email Sarah Hudson directly at firstname.lastname@example.org“
Who are Say What?
Soula shares her frustration with pain management and how it lead her to founding Pain Train.
In this short video Soula also provides her insight on how people experience pain as well as the personal difficulties she faced communicating her journey at each appointment.
Dr. Susie and I have established quite a fab connection over the past year or so.
We teamed up to help people with chronic pain with our own various ways – Dr. Susie providing her professional knowledge (and awesome down to earth approach), and I providing my patient input (Dr. Susie loves my Pain Train).
I jumped at Dr. Susie‘s invitation to write the foreword for her book, Pelvic Pain: The Ultimate Cock Block – in fact it was an honor and a pleasure.
From what I hear through my site, men have a more difficult task navigating chronic pain and speaking up about their issues – yes, much tougher than we have it ladies!
So to my dear male followers, don’t hesitate! You can get this book right now on Amazon and be on your way to managing pelvic pain.
And to Dr Susie, thank you so much for writing this much needed resource and for inviting me to be a part of it.
About the book
Pelvic Pain: The Ultimate Cock Block: A no bullsh*t guide to help you navigate through pelvic pain
You woke up one morning expecting a hard on, but instead, all you felt was dick pain. You’re thinking maybe it was a weird sex position or that sports injury from the other day. ‘‘No biggie, it’ll go away,’’ you think to yourself. Continue Reading
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!
(Read the original post) Continue Reading
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