Other pain conditions which may be treated by this program include:
Ehlers Danlos Syndrome (EDS)
Autoimmune disorders involving pain and fatigue
ZEBRAS CHRONIC PAIN & FIBROMYALGIA | PROGRAM
The latest research into central sensitisation is extremely promising, showing clear evidence of bioplasticity (the capacity of the entire biology to change). The brain has become overprotective over time and through the power of bioplasticisty has created neural pathways which were well intentioned and aimed at protecting the body however was excessive in it’s drive to protect, leading to heightened, unhelpful pain and other limiting symptoms.
Through education, controlled movement, relaxation and manual therapies, we can access this same bioplastisity to create new neural pathways which suggest “safety messages” within the brain and produce appropriate outputs from the pain, immune, autonomic nervous systems etc. leading to a significant reduction in symptoms and an ability to regain control of the body’s experience and function.
“Bioplasticity got you into this situation and bioplasticity can get you out again.” David Butler – world-leading pain scientist
THERAPEUTIC NEUROSCIENCE EDUCATION SESSIONS
One-on-one therapeutic neuroscience education sessions will cover the following topics dependent on the patients’ needs assessed during the initial assessment and continuously monitored and discussed between the patient and therapist:
Pain physiology education
Home based movement prescription
Postural symptom management
Goal Setting / Gradual Exposure Planning
Trigger identification & Prevention
Sleep Physiology / Hygiene
The Stress Response
DIMS / SIMS
Gradual Return to Work & School
Graded Motor Imagery
We know the importance of a holistic program in the recovery from chronic pain. Movement sessions will be introduced after an initial musculoskeletal assessment and movement screening has been conducted. Movement sessions are carefully constructed and monitored (during and after the completion of the session) to ensure that PEM is NOT triggered by the movement session. These sessions may consist of: one on one or small group Exercise Physiology sessions, Pilates, Physiotherapy, anti-gravity treadmill or yoga and will focus on:
Personalised Movement Prescription
Address Musculoskeletal Injuries
Supervised & Home Based Programs
Physical Load Monitoring
Breathing Through Movement
Re-conditioning / improve blood flow
Psychology sessions involve education and psychological approaches to manage chronic health issues. These sessions also target any psychological challenges which may have developed due the chronic condition (eg. anxiety, depression) or unrelated factors which may affect mood and stress levels which are likely to impact on symptoms.
The Impact of Fatigue
Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT)
Addressing Barriers to Change
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
The goal of these sessions is to have an enjoyable, relaxing experience and to stimulate the parasympathetic (rest & relax) side of your autonomic nervous system to reduce sympathetic overload. These techniques will be implemented within the Zebras facility at also at the patients home.
Restorative Yoga and Pranayama
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