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.

Postpartum Autoimmunity: aetiology, diagnosis and management of postpartum thyroiditis

The initial postpartum period is a critical time for the development or exacerbation of autoimmune diseases, particularly of postpartum thyroiditis. There is a worldwide prevalence of 22% of postpartum women developing this type of autoimmunity, with approximately half of these cases developing into permanent thyroid disease. Postpartum thyroiditis is also linked to other comorbidities or sequalae such as postpartum mood disorders, further autoimmunity & issues coping with new motherhood. Naturopathic doctors are uniquely poised to help with postpartum issues and prevent the development of further autoimmune damage.

The SIBO-Autoimmune Connection: etiology and treatment protocols

The Autoimmune-SIBO Connection: Etiology and Treatment Protocols

SIBO, small intestinal bacterial overgrowth, is an often difficult to treat chronic dysbiosis.  SIBO is defined as an increase in the number and/or alteration in the type of bacteria in the upper gastrointestinal tract.  SIBO is also found to be one of the main causes of Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) and suspected to contribute to other digestive disturbances.  This area of research is growing and researchers are learning more and more each day.  Our understanding of SIBO, IBS, and how the microbiome interacts with other bodily functions is bound to evolve as we learn more.

Join Dr. Morello as he discusses the autoimmune-SIBO connection, and novel understandings in assessing the etiology of this condition.  He will review protocols for improving symptoms, while at the same time addressing and treating root causes.  We will spend the lecture exploring natural-based treatment protocols derived from Dr. Morello’s clinical practice.