Pain….. why does it hurt so much?

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What did I do?  IMO – not very much…. I just asked some questions and then explained what I thought might be going on and what I thought might be a good idea to try.

To put things into context – I received a call from someone we have worked with in the past. They described back pain which came on after doing a lot of something they don’t normally do, we chatted for a bit, I made a few suggestions and said goodbye.  12 hours later, here’s a small cut and paste from their email…

Thanks so much for the chat this morning.  You are a wonder worker.  Already your advice has made a big improvement for me.  Thank you. 

Why? Well that’s the thing – the pain that was being experienced is a combination of lots of things. In this case, my impression is that doing something that they hadn’t done before, quite a lot of it, meant that they were feeling places that they hadn’t felt for a while. The resultant sensation wasn’t nice, which was then made a huge amount worse by worry, anxiety and fear. Worry about why it was so painful, anxiety that they won’t be able to do something special in a few weeks time and fear that there is something seriously wrong. This had been going on for about a week and things weren’t getting better.

Pain is complicated. Hopefully this story illustrates that for such a quick turn around of the severity of pain and improvement in symptoms that this was brought around by how the problem was interpreted and dealt with. In this case having the confidence that it was OK to keep moving and try some very simple exercises combined with reasoning that nothing was seriously wrong meant that the problem had reduced significantly.  Sometimes it helps to reason what might have caused the problem, what was aggravating and easing it and what might help to improve things.

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Understanding pain

Here’s a few video’s from experts in the field explains the complexity of pain.

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Why do we hurt? 

Do we actually experience pain, or is it merely illusion?

In this TEDx talk, Lorimer Moseley explores these questions, and position the pain that we feel as our bodies’ way of protecting us from damaging tissues further.

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Understanding Pain: Brainman chooses

An animated video on managing pain.

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Our fears and beliefs about pain 

Jack describes to Prof Peter O’Sullivan about how he had chronic back pain.

He was told he had a back of a 70 year old, he needed fusion surgery and couldn’t play sport .

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If you’re worried about pain or a problem that’s stopping you getting on with what you want / need to do then get in touch. Book an assessment and we’ll thoroughly assess you to determine what you can do about it.

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Please get in contact if you have any questions.
0115 9721319 / enquiries@impactphysio.co.uk

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Pilates @ ImpactPhysio

Here at Impact we like to do things differently – our Pilates instructors have huge amounts of experience and spend time planning and adapting our classes and 1:1 sessions for you. Here’s a clip of some of the stuff we get up to;

Pilates

If you would like to join us then contact us 0115 9721319 / enquiries@impactphysio.co.uk

Classes are at our Long Eaton and Kedleston Road (University of Derby) clinics – open to all

 

We have recently added the oov to our equipment classes – great for challenging the core and spine.

Our Kedleston Road Clinic is Now Open

The doors officially open on Monday to welcome physio, sports injuries, massage and Pilates clients to our new clinic in the high performance unit at the sports centre at The University of Derby on Kedleston Road.

Although we have been working with Team Derby for years, we are delighted to be part of the new high performance unit in the fantastic sports centre.

Our therapists are buzzing to be part of the team at The University of Derby; Rachel who has been working with Team Derby and covering the NBL fixtures since the inaugural win in 2014. Pete an experienced physio has recently joined Impact specifically with this venture in mind. Tom, a sports therapist will also be on site working alongside Team Derby teams during BUCS fixtures and Christine, a physio with extensive Pilates experience (a polestar mentor) will be delivering individual and group Pilates sessions to compliment her treatments.

To celebrate the official opening of the new clinic, we offer a 20% discount off your first physio session, booked during December 2016. Please contact us in the usual way

call 0115 9721319 or email contact@impactphysio.co.uk

 

Welcome Christine – our new Pilates Instructor

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Christine has recently joined the Impact team as a Pilates Instructor. She brings a huge amount of experience from Asia and the US as a Physical Therapist and Polestar Pilates Mentor. We are excited to be working with her. Christine is currently working solely as a Pilates Instructor in the UK as she awaits transfer of her registration to enable her to practice as a Physiotherapist.

Christine will be covering occasional classes at Long Eaton over the summer period as well as being available for individual sessions. She is also offering a summer schedule of classes at The University of Derby. Please contact us for more details.

enquiries@impactphysio.co.uk / 0115 9721319

 

Lower Limb Tendinopathy Course: Dr Peter Malliaras

Impact Physio are proud to host Dr Peter Malliaras who will be coming to The University Of Derby on November 1st to share his Lower Limb Tendinopathy Course.

 

Peter Malliaras is a physiotherapist specialising in tendinopathy management and rehabilitation, consulting at Complete Sports Care (Hawthorn, Melbourne) and a research fellow at La Trobe University (Australia) and Queen Mary, University of London (UK). He completed his PhD in 2006, identifying novel risk factors for tendinopathy among athletes, and has since co-authored over 45 peer review tendinopathy publications. Peter spent five years in the UK undertaking post-doctoral research focusing on tendinopathy imaging and rehabilitation, and consulting to the general public and elite athletes with difficult and non-responsive lower limb tendinopathy. Peter has been consulted in the rehabilitation of elite football, rugby, netball, volleyball, basketball, track and field, skating and cricket athletes, as well as the Royal Ballet (London).Prior to consultant work, Peter worked at the Victorian Institute of Sport, toured nationally and internationally with football, track and field, volleyball, basketball and weight lifting, and has been an official team physiotherapist at a Commonwealth Games meet.

Peter writes a fantastic blog..

http://tendinopathyrehab.com/blog/

CPD 10h = 2.5h pre-course reading/ watching videos + 7.5h practical course.  For Further details and book your place

https://www.vitalpm.com/events

Internship: Physio / Sports Therapist / GSR

Internship Opportunity

An opportunity for a newly / recently qualified graduate has arisen with Impact Physio. We are looking for one / two individuals to work closely with a mentor to provide match day first aid cover and support during training sessions throughout the 2016/7 season with Derby County Girls Regional Training Centre.

The role requires commitment for the 32 week season which commences at the beginning of August with pre season training. Training sessions are Tuesdays 17:00 – 19:00 and Thursdays 18:00 – 20:00 through the season. During this time assessment and treatment of injuries will occur. Match day cover on Saturdays for approx. 20 games for the U14 and U16 squads is required.

Training takes place at the University of Derby Sports Centre astro pitches.

Derby County Girls Regional Training Centre is a Tier 2 FA centre. A basic minimum requirement is the FA BFAS course.

For further information please email Rachel Royer.

Remuneration will be £10p/h during training (4 hours per week) and £25 per match day cover.

Interested individuals are invited to send their CV and statement of interest to us at

enquiries@impactphysio.co.uk

Team Derby win the first ever NBL championships!

Team Derby NBLIt was great to be the match day physio for the badminton team for the first ever NBL championships. Covering games at the fantastic new Derby Arena and then down to Surrey for the finals – a really exciting time.

From http://www.teamderby.com/nbl

“Team Derby lifted the inaugural National Badminton League (NBL) title on Sunday (June 7), beating Loughborough Sport 3-2 in the final event. The University of Derby’s franchise badminton team, coached by Donna Kellogg MBE and led by captain Rajiv Ouseph, had earlier beaten University of Nottingham Sport in the Play-Off semi-finals.”

A fantastic event – good luck to Team Derby for the future!