62014May
Partners in crime! Chronic pain and irritable bowel

Partners in crime! Chronic pain and irritable bowel

Many people with chronic pain will also suffer with an irritable bowel leading to diarrhoea or constipation. No wonder really when you consider that the body is putting its energies into coping with the pain rather than normal bodily functions such as digestion, and that pain medications also affect how well our bowels work. According…

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42014May

Do you have restless leg syndrome?

Restless leg syndrome is very undiagnosed in the community and can be described as a pattern of regular agitated impulsiveness to move legs (and sometimes arms) to relieve a building painful stress sensation in that limb. It is also associated with periodic leg movement syndrome seen during sleep phrases. There is a strong association between people…

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32014May

Physical activity that helps rheumatoid arthritis

No one wants to get a condition like rheumatoid arthritis but if you do you will fare better if you had been physically active before the onset of the disease. This was identified in a recent scientific study involving 600 Swedish patients. Benefits were seen for both physical and emotional components of the overall impact…

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22014May

Pain in older persons

Professor Stephen Gibson, internationally renowned researcher in pain in older persons presented a review Pain In Older Persons at the Annual Scientific Meeting of the Australian Pain Society in Hobart, April 2014. There is an inadequate recognition of pain and its impact in older people in the community and even in some specialist pain clinics….

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12014May

Mindfulness for people with chronic pain

MINDFULNESS FOR PEOPLE WITH CHRONIC PAIN Read on to find out how Mindfulness can really help you Next available course 1st July – 5th August 2014 Six two hour sessions held on Tuesdays 3pm – 5pm What is the Cost? $350 ($180 for concession card holders) This course books out quickly so register today to…

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162014Apr

Is your exercise program helping or harming you?

Participating in an exercise program that is specifically written for you, one that reflects your health and ability is absolutely essential. At Capital Pain and Rehabilitation we do just that. Not only do we have a fully equipped gym that also contains specialised rehabilitation equipment, we also have highly qualified exercise physiologists that oversee and…

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32014Apr

Acupuncture works for pain relief!

A billion people can’t be wrong! That’s right, a billion people around the world use acupuncture to relieve their pain. And a scientific controlled study of 550 patients in four Melbourne hospital emergency departments has proven it.  The study found that the use of acupuncture for acute lower back pain, sprained ankles and headaches is…

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212014Mar

An intensive neck strengthening program

An intensive neck strengthening program using our special Multi-Cervical Unit, is an effective therapy for chronic cervical pain. And we can prove it! The MCU – Multi-Cervical Unit objectively measures neck range of movement (ROM) and isometric strength. Treatment is then prescribed based on the results of these findings, as well as subjective questionnaires. At…

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192014Mar

WHAT’S IN A NAME?

After listening to feedback from our patients we have changed our name to make it clearer that we are a pain and rehabilitation clinic. Our multidisciplinary clinic specialises in treating chronic persistent pain, spasticity, and rehabilitation after injury, stroke or surgery. We are here to help you, so please call us on 6282 6240

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192014Mar

Living Well With Pain Consumer Symposium for Hobart

Living Well With Pain Consumer Symposium   Living well with Pain Consumer Symposium Sunday April 13 – Hobart Painaustralia invites you to attend Living Well with Pain – a consumer symposium to be held at the Grand Chancellor Hobart, Sunday April 13. Leading Australian and International experts on pain management will discuss new knowledge about pain,…

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