Treating Pain Intelligently: a hands-on approach

The addictive potential of pain medications is a growing problem. Natural health products, though helpful, simply lack efficacy compared to prescription medications with regard to pain reduction and restoration of function. We need to be well-verse in both pharmaceutical and natural health therapies. Researchers are rigorously examining multi-faceted hands-on pain protocols, with some degree of success. But the question still remains, what is the most effective combination of therapies? Both patient and clinician experience can offer valuable perspective on this, and in this lecture I intend to do just that.

It’s one thing to tap into a person’s problem, and a whole other thing to provide a viable solution. In this lecture, Angela simplifies the complicated and demonstrates how to successfully treat pain caused by trauma. Using her own life experience and 8 years of clinical experience working with chronic pain and trauma, she explains why we shouldn’t feel intimidated. “First, do no harm”. Trauma comes in many shapes and sizes. By recognizing and defining it, we avoid triggering patients and exacerbating their state. By not being afraid, we can come to understand trauma, and swiftly activate the body’s self-healing mechanism.

In a hands-on setting, participants will learn important intricacies of the assessment and treatment of musculoskeletal dysfunctions. Dr. Angela will give important insights into providing effective and sustainable hands-on care. She will also discuss in detail the pain/dysfunction combinations she sees most in practice, and why they don’t resolve with physiotherapy, massage, and chiropractic care like many other dysfunctions do.