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Posted by on Sep 5, 2013 in Body & Mind, Media, Other Media | 0 comments

Getting Grip on Pain and Brain

Getting Grip on Pain and Brain

Published on 13 Aug 2013 by University of South Australia

Successful Ageing Seminar: Getting a grip on pain and the brain
26 July 2013

Chronic pain is a huge problem in Australia, with one in five people suffering from a chronic pain disorder that reduces their quality of life. It is estimated to cost Australia approximately $35 billion a year — a financial burden that is greater than cardiovascular disease and diabetes combined.

Clinical neuroscientist and physiotherapist Professor Lorimer Moseley is the leader of the Sansom Institute for Health Research Body in Mind research group. He and his team are conducting ground-breaking research into chronic pain — shedding light on how the brain produces pain, and in turn developing non-pharmacological treatments to help the millions of people who suffer from chronic pain.

In the first of two presentations, Professor Moseley outlined why pain really is in your head, but not in the way you might think. He considered questions such as what pain is, why we have it and why it often does not go away.

Following Professor Moseley, National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) postdoctoral research fellow, Dr Tasha Stanton, delivered a presentation focusing on osteoarthritis and the brain. Dr Stanton is at the forefront of novel approaches to the pain of osteoarthritis. Her research interests lie in understanding the neuroscience behind pain and its clinical implications.

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Posted by on Jun 3, 2013 in Media, Other Media, Pilates | 0 comments

What is ‘Heroes in Motion’?

What is ‘Heroes in Motion’?

Heroes in Motion is an international initiative founded by the Pilates Method Alliance, in recognition of Pilates instructors who are dedicated to facilitating functional movement with comfort and ease for those who experience severe impediments to motor control.

The initiative supports the development of an international network of Pilates teachers who offer movement instruction to clients in their communities whose conditions include but are not limited to polytrauma, vestibular disorders, prosthetic limb(s) and traumatic brain injury. These teachers serve clients with military and civilian affiliations, women and men, children and adults.

To learn more, go to the “Heroes in Motion” page of the PMA website:www.pilatesmethodalliance.org.

An amazing programme now joined by many teachers around the globe, here in the UK that work is carried on by Alan Herdman.

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