Earlier this year, Luke Bongiorno Noigroup’s new owner and director, sat down with talented clinician and Noigroup Instructor Rachael Sheat for a Pain Chat. They focussed on Rachael’s passion for understanding and treating Complex Regional Pain Syndrome. Grab a beverage of your choice, and sit back and enjoy their chat, instructor to instructor, clinician to clinician.
Here’s a rough topic guide
2:30 Complex Regional pain Syndrome
4:20 Rachael’s approach to CRPS
6:40 Considering patients’ expectations around CRPS diagnosis and treatment
9:40 The possible role of psychology in CRPS treatment
10:50 The place of a physical examination
13:00 The pain experience of people with CRPS
14:10 The importance of validating peoples’ experience of CRPS
15:15 Top Down and Bottom Up approaches to treatment
16:27 The future of CRPS
17:01 Advice for young therapists
18:04 Where does Explain Pain fit in
We’ve got a few more Pain Chats in the can, and we’ll be bringing them to you soon!
Luke Bongiorno is a globe trotting Physiotherapist and Noigroup Instructor based in New York. Luke took over as owner and Director of Noigroup in March 2021 and continues to manage a clinical case load and teach Noigroup courses. Luke is a consultant to the NBA and a number of professional European soccer teams, and works with high level athletes, olympians and performers
Rachael Sheat is a full time clinician based in Melbourne, Australia. In 2021 Rachael developed and ran a brand new Noigroup course Explain Pain Applications, and has sold out three consecutive courses and received outstanding feedback for this interactive, engaging, ‘how to’ course for therapists looking to take their pain education to the next level. Rachael is a sought after clinician in Melbourne and has a passion for helping people with Complex Regional Pain Syndrome, and other complicated persistent pain states.