A friend recently recommended this website from US written by http://www.retrainpain.org/ a group of physical therapists (Elan Schneider, Rob DiLillo, and Greg Hullstrung), who teamed up to build an organization devoted to free online pain education. Click on the link to start a series of short courses which explain how our bodies register pain and how that system can go wrong. There are many chronic pain management groups in UK available via your GP and other health care providers.
Here is some more about this group taken from their website:
Why did we make this free online program?
Chronic pain is a big problem, affecting about 1 out of 5 people. Over the last 10 years there have been many important discoveries that help explain what causes chronic pain, as well as new research about which treatment approaches are most effective. Sadly, many of these discoveries sit quietly in science journals, inaccessible to the average patient. We believe that pain patients throughout the world deserve access to accurate and up to date information about pain rehabilitation, and that is the mission of our organization.
In 2013 we opened an innovative pain therapy program in New York, but we dreamed of being able to share our program with people around the world for free. We created the Retrain Pain Foundation, and have now converted many of the key lessons of our live program into this online course. We are very excited to share this program with you, and look forward to getting your feedback on how we can continue to improve it.
Does this course replace the need for a doctor or therapist?
No! This course is meant to be used in addition to the care you get from your medical team. Before applying anything you learn from this course, please check with your personal health care team to make sure it is safe and relevant for your individual situation.
How do you use this course?
The course is free, and is viewed entirely online. We recommend you view it slowly, in small sections. This allows time to review and apply the material.
What else do we offer?
– Corporate Pain Rehabilitation Services
How can you contact us?
Feel free to contact us with comments, questions, or suggestions.
We thank the following scientists, clinicians, and educators whose work has been the inspiration for this program:
Dr. Fabrizio Benedetti, Dr. David Butler, Dr. Herta Flor, Dr. Adriaan Louw, Dr. Lorimer Moseley, Dr. Jo Nijs, Dr. Frank Porreca, Dr. Irene Tracey, Dr. Katja Wiech, Dr. Clifford Woolf (This program is not specifically endorsed by any of the above)
- PREGNANCY CARE
- BIRTH PREPARATION
- OPTIMAL FOETAL POSITIONING
- ANXIETY AND STRESS
- CHRONIC FATIGUE SYNDROME
Karen qualified at the British School of Osteopathy in 1998. She has a special interest in Women’s Health and has taken post graduate courses in Obstetrics which involved working in St Mary’s Maternity Unit observing both physiological births and caesarian sections. This fuelled her passion for working with women in pregnancy. Her approach is to work with them to build confidence and teach empowering techniques for managing labour as well as working with the musculoskeletal system to ensure optimum health. Karen has trained in the Body Control Pilates System and refined her knowledge to address postnatal concerns. She is currently studying the Award in Paediatric Osteopathy at the Osteopathic Centre for Children.
Karen has completed post-graduate training in Osteopathic Treatment of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and has a personal interest in stress, trauma and anxiety management.
Karen is available at Fresh Ground on Mondays 8-12pm, Wednesdays 8-11am and Saturdays 9-1pm.
For an appointment or further questions please call 020 7206 2625 or email firstname.lastname@example.org