Physiotherapist, Lorimer Moseley talks pain.
Research over the past decade has shown that in the management of chronic pain, education and knowledge about pain provides best long term outcomes, particularly if coupled with an exercise based program for these individuals.
Lorimer Moseley, a most wonderful physiotherapist, trained at Sydney Uni and left the world of manual therapy very early on in his career to find answers to his highly inquisitive side. He has since pursued a career in research, writing and speaking about the brain and specifically, its very important role in pain. He holds a PhD and is now the Professor or Clinical Neurosciences at the University of South Australia in Adelaide.
Spend the 24 minutes watching this youtube clip of him recently speaking in Sydney. You will not be disappointed and it may even change the way you look at pain forever. Knowledge is a powerful thing.
If you'd like to explore this topic more, he is the co-author of the book 'Explain Pain'(2003), written with David Butler (another brilliant physiotherapist), and has written his own book named 'Painful Yarns'(2007). You can also visit www.noigroup.com for all things pain.