Introducing the Protectometer and new ideas about pain

I am really excited about the modern techniques available. I may sound controversial as what I have to say is a little different. These techniques can be learnt; self-administered; tap into the drug cabinet of the brain; have practical application and put you in charge of your own rehabilitation and pain experience.  These exciting modalities Continue reading »

London Support Group of Transverse Myelitis Organisation 18th July 2105 Fantastic afternoon meeting such positive and committed members of the group supporting the newcomers. Tia Nott of Birkdale Neuro Rehab Centre gave a practical session on balance and taught participants the benefit of staying active and achieving greater balance and co-ordination.  Andy introduced the concept Continue reading »

Transverse Myeletis Awareness Day

For Transverse Myelitis awareness day 9th June, I want to celebrate that a new treatment is being trialed and success is being noted! Transverse Myelitis is damage to nerves and produces neuropathic pain.  That is the nerves are giving off strange signals which the brain does not understand and tends to interpret as various forms Continue reading »

Spoons for double amputees

Self-leveling spoon for bilateral  arm amputees Self-feeding is an important activity cherished by anyone whose arms are compromised.  There are devises to attach a spoon or fork to a hand or forearm. E.g. the Universal Cuff that you can slide in the handle of a spoon and it fixes with a Velcro fastening. However, for Continue reading »

Phantom pain is fading away

I am excited that the great work of Lorimer Moseley and Dave Butler of the NOI Group is available for all.  They have provided complex science into 3 easy to understand steps – the Graded Motor Imagery process. There to read in the literature like Explain Pain and the GMI Manual.  Scientifically validated explanation that Continue reading »

Phantoms reduce pain

I was working with Mr S so he can get used to his new prostheses.  We were doing well and I chose to give an activity of Right /Left discrimination.  He sorted the images of hands out incredibly fast and with only 2 mistakes out of 48.  I had made an assumption that he had Continue reading »