The pain system involves all of our body’s systems and is a sensible and necessary system that functions to protect our bodies from a perceived threat. Pain changes the way we move, think and behave, so that we take the necessary steps vital for healing or safety.
Sometimes the pain system can be ‘faulty’ and act in unusual ways. Chronic pain or persistent pain is pain that lasts longer than 3 months – beyond the healing period of tissue damage. This generally means that you experience pain despite having no new damage to the tissue. Pain does however impact on your ability to carry out your normal activities, whether these are at home or work, or in social or recreational settings.
People with chronic pain will face different problems and barriers that prevent them from living their normal lifestyle, and stop them from achieving their goals.
In order to help you with these barriers we have developed our Chronic Pain Course in conjunction with the Department of Pain Medicine at St Vincent’s Hospital, Sydney. The course takes a multidisciplinary approach to pain management and is based on the effective Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) model. In this course you will learn CBT skills to help better manage your chronic pain and improve your quality of life.
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When trapped in chronic pain, it can seem like you’ll never feel better and be able to live the life you want—especially if you’ve tried other therapies and drug-based treatments that only worked temporarily or not at all.
To feel better, you need to focus on the source of your pain.
While most chronic pain treatment methods only address symptoms or try to deaden or mask pain, Egoscue corrects the postural issues that are at the root of your ongoing discomfort. Thousands of people just like you have ditched the pills, found an alternative to surgery, and finally feel better for good.
Welcome to The Egoscue Method.
The Functional Movement Training Centre
The methodology of Movement Therapy evolved from purely clinical beginnings. Dr David Johnson’s unique awareness of movement proficiency and development of the biomechanics of NeuroHAB defined functional movement, together with his Neurosurgery and spinal surgery practice, allowed the puzzle pieces to be put together to create a clear understanding of why, on a global scale back pain rehabilitation is failing. Incidence, prevalence, and recurrence of back pain symptoms are escalating, being amongst the nations highest economic health burdens. The primary reason for failure to control this epidemic is the misguided approach of targeting back pain symptoms and not the root of the disease which is movement dysfunction. The vast majority of therapies don’t have a definition or a mechanism of correcting the disease of Movement Dysfunction. THIS SETS US APART!
Once in a while, I stumble across a treasure trove of expertise. The NOI Group mostly provides training and seminars to physical therapists, but with a little sleuthing, this listing will help you find a top-notch practitioner in your corner of the world. Use Google to do the rest.
The Rehabilitation Medicine Group was established in 2013 to provide a private and personalised approach to the rehabilitation of chronic pain and disability resulting from disease, injury or illness.
At its core is the philosophy of providing clinically excellent rehabilitation programs of education and exercise to enable a person to better manage their own health. They are passionate about providing the best evidence based rehabilitation solution for you to improve your ability to move, function, work, socialise and play. Dr Nathan Johns, a specialist Rehabilitation Medicine Physician, leads our team of rehabilitation clinicians.
Telephone: +613 9555 7769
Fax +613 8738 1504
Karen Wortham, DPT, Cert, MDT
Clay Pokallus, DPT, Cert, MDT
Our goal at Results Neck & Back Therapy is to provide excellent customer service and quality physical therapy services in an effort to help Central Oregonians regain and maintain their quality of life in order to be able to participate in all the activities our area has to offer.
The International Spine Centre experts understand how debilitating, lonely and hopeless a back condition can make you feel.
It’s why they've created a truly unique, collaborative inter-disciplinary treatment centre to deliver hope of a life beyond pain.
So far they've helped thousands of sufferers, from 90 year olds to Olympic athletes, with incredible results – and it’s their hope that you are their next success story.
Vadim Vilensky is an Exercise Physiologist who has over 25 years of experience in exercise training in the former Soviet Union and the United States. Vadim worked as a Clinical Physiologist at Montefiore Medical Center in the Bronx, and Westchester Cardiac Rehabilitation in Scarsdale for several years.
Total Spine is a division of Northwest Arkansas Neurosurgery Clinic, P.A.. It is an out-patient facility wholly dedicated to the care, management and education of patients experiencing debilitating neck and back pain as well as the effects of spinal nerve compression. Total Spine works directly with the surgeons and their staff to provide conservative, pre-operative, post-operative and long term management of their spine patients. Total Spine uses a wide variety of educational tools, exercise regimens and movement disciplines to restore stability and lessen pain. Anchoring the exercise program are the lumbar and cervical MedX Medical Machines which allow objective data to be collected during our two month rehabilitation program. Total Spine provides education on safe body mechanics that actually work, a home exercise program to enhance your spinal stability, state of the art exercise equipment to restore strength and endurance to spinal movements and a staff with collective experience spanning twenty-six years and thousands of non-surgical and surgical patients. Total Spine can give a patient direction through education and exercise to help them navigate the process of returning to a more comfortable world and lifestyle.
Oakville, Ontario, Canada
I love it when I get an email from a trainer who really gets it!
Nicola Folino is a 46-year-old mother of two, a former low back pain sufferer and a personal trainer. Due to her own issues with crippling lower back pain, that at times prevented her from engaging in her love for fitness, she embarked on a mission to try to fix the problem.
"I spoke with doctors and chiropractors and read and read and read some more! I eventually discovered Stuart McGill and it changed my world. I read all of his books, watched his videos, attended his seminars and I am waiting to sign up for his "McGill Certification Program" which is coming soon! I have "fixed" my own back pain and enjoy fitness full time again! I have developed a Personal Training Program based on Stuart McGill's methods for my clients with low back pain and have had great success! I also just invested in one of the spine models from Dynamic Disc Designs which is a phenomenal teaching tool."
Sibley Spine focuses on identifying and effectively treating the specific underlying root problem - not just covering up the symptoms with medication. Their advanced systems and state-of-art technology allows them, utilizing spinal isolation technique, to carefully deliver precisely calculated healing forces of progressive resistive dynamic resistance and motion to the injured areas of the spine. This stimulates tissue, disc and joint cartilage growth and repair. Designated supplements secondarily supply some of the necessary building blocks to enhance healing.
Function continues to improve as the discs and cartilage joints of the spine (facets) continue to heal, allowing pain to progressively diminish. The surrounding muscles can now relax and secondary muscular pain improves as well. As pain is alleviated, function is allowed to improve. During each brief treatment, your body's healing response is guided by custom treatment protocols that are individually designed for your unique and specific problems.
Their highly trained expert staff works closely with a board certified, double fellowshipped orthopedic surgeon who specializes in Disorders of the Spine, and sub-specializes in spinal diagnostics and advanced non-surgical orthopedic treatment approaches.
Brian Yee is a Board Certified Orthopedic Specialist working at Motion Stability in Atlanta, Georgia. Clinical specialties include injury-related motion analysis, manual therapy, neurodynamics, fascial manipulation, and dry needling. Brian is a Board Certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist (OCS), Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapists (FAAOMPT), a Nike Golf 360 Performance Specialist, and member of the International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP). Brian is also on teaching faculty of the leading international neurodynamics education and research groups – Neurodynamic Solutions founded by Michael Shacklock DipPhysio, MAppSc, FACP. Brian has been published in subjects related to nerve pain, tennis and running, as well as contributed content for Golf Magazine and www.Sharecare.com. Brian is passionate about helping his patients understand why their pain exists through learning their individual story and providing appropriate plans of care to help patients get back to the goals and lifestyles they want to achieve.