Do you suffer from chronic pain?
From Chronic Back Pain, Anxiety, IBS, Fibromyalgia or Stress...?
This Educational Programme will empower you to take charge of your pain. The approach incorporates both
body and mind - reframing attitudes and beliefs for the mind, with gentle, safe movement for the body to improve
self confidence, flexibility and fitness.
DONATE FOR PREGNANCY RELATED PELVIC GIRDLE PAIN STUDY
I am involved in a pilot research study on Pregnancy related Pelvic Girdle Pain (PPGP) at Holles Street hospital. PPGP can be very painful and debilitating, this is important research as there is no known 'cure'.
The research conducted so far has produced brilliant results, the women attending reported pain levels of 6 or 7 on arrival and in every case their pain has significantly reduced after the treatment.
The treatment involves an introduction to Pregnancy Pilates and Autonomic Nervous System (ANS) education. The research is conducted by myself, an NMH Obstetrician and colleague in UCC Neuroscience dept. The research is designed to look at the possible relationship between an imbalance in ANS and PPGP.
Patients are asked to complete questionnaires, do a movement assessment and we take cortisol swabs. They are given a copy of the Body Centering Pilates DVD (below) to practice particular exercises and attend a second session 2 weeks later.
There is no charge to the patients, funding has been applied for but it is likely that the pilot will have to be self-funded.