Archive for May, 2011

Is pain all in the brain? Listen to what the experts have to say…

May 22nd, 2011 No comments

Professor Lorimer Moseley is a well regarded neuroscientist and physiotherapist. In this highly informative and entertaining lecture presentation, Lorimer explains how our perceptions and beliefs and even our social context can modulate (increase or decrease) our brain’s interpretation of pain.

Usually, when an injury heals over time the pain gradually reduces back to normal, but sometimes it persists and the longer it remains, the more sensitive we become to it. Our pain receptors and the pain pathway is said to be “sensitized” and this happens both peripherally at the site of pain and in chronic pain it even happens centrally at the spinal cord where pain is interpreted.

Professor Moseley is the co-author of the book, Explain Pain. At Lifestyle Therapies we stock books such as Explain Pain and will often loan it out to some patients as a tremendous resource to help chronic pain sufferers understand what they are experiencing which can be quite therapeutic. Well worth a watch.

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Very good article on home remedies for pain

May 18th, 2011 No comments

In this excellent article on home remedies for pain, Joe & Terry Graedon in the Huffington Post describe some of the nutritional solutions people seek for relief from chronic pain which include tumeric, boswellia, vitamin D and fish oil. Most of these you will find in our ebook on Natural Pain Relief.

They also cover some of the pitfalls of pharmaceuticals such as NSAIDs like ibuprofen and acetaminophen (paracetamol). While such drugs are extremely important for their convenience and short term use, the long term use of most medications when there are alternatives with health enhancing value such as nutrition and exercise should be the number one priority for all persistent pain sufferers.

Of course the one aspect of home remedies that this article neglected to mention is that of Q magnets. These neuromagnetic devices are well researched and are proving to be life changing for many chronic and persistent pain sufferers. They are inexpensive, never run out of charge, simple to use, non-invasive and they have no side effects and work in around 80% of cases. Somewhat of a no brainer! Q magnets are one of the therapies used by physiotherapists at Lifestyle Therapies and can be loaned out after the first treatment to assess how well they work in your case. Phone 1800 762 463 for an appointment, all you have to lose is your pain.

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Support for the injured navigating their way through the compensation jungle…

May 10th, 2011 No comments

If you have been injured through a work or motor vehicle accident, navigating your way through the compensation system and getting the medical support needed can be very difficult and stressful. Help is now close by.

A non profit, independent support network has been established by Pat Theoreton to help you navigate through the complexities and options – The Injury Support Network.
They are based in Queensland and you call Pat freecall on 1800 982 241.

There is another organisation based in NSW called The Injured Workers Support Network.
Phone 02 9749 7566 or email


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