Occupational Therapy and Virtual Reality

Occupational Therapy and Virtual Reality Written by by Ian Cheok (Occupational Therapist).18th February, 2020. While it can be challenging to see the trials and tribulations of people with complex chronic health issues, hearing their pain recovery stories can be very rewarding. The patient’s road to recovery is often long and arduous, as most people have to juggle appointments, managethe uncertainties of treatment outcomes, and endure the symptoms of their conditions. This leaves little room for personal expression and growth. As occupational therapists, we see health as not just the absence of…

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Occupational Therapy in Chronic Pain Care

Occupational Therapy in Chronic Pain Care Written by by Ian Cheok (Occupational Therapist).18th February, 2020. If you suffer from persistent pain, you are enduring more than your fair share of obstacles. In addition to continual discomfort, they may also confront a lot of frustration.  Persistent pain takes a major toll on your ability to do the things that are important to you daily, such as cooking a meal, having a shower, looking after your family, going to work and going out with your friends. Left unaddressed, it can…

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5 Steps to Success: How to maximise my Scrambler Therapy outcomes?

5 Steps to Success: How to maximise my Scrambler Therapy outcomes? Written by Rebecca Chalupsky on Scrambler Therapy.14th January, 2020.ClothingCome prepared with clothing that allows easy access to place electrodes. Loose-fitting and elasticated clothing are recommended. Depending on the location of your pain, bringing a robe or draping towel may be the easiest option for you.Activity TrackingIt is important that you create a diary of the activities you engage in between Scrambler Therapy sessions. You are not required to change your activity levels during Scrambler Therapy but having…

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Scrambler Therapy Session: the breakdown

Scrambler Therapy Session: the breakdown. Written by Rebecca Chalupsky on Scrambler Therapy.14th January, 2020. By this stage, if you have been following my blog posts, you may be asking yourself: “So what does a Scrambler therapy session actually involve – what happens during the treatment?” First things first, as a disclaimer, your therapist will ask you many questions about your pain. We apologize. We know you have probably spent much time and effort learning to keep thoughts of your pain away from your attention. However, your therapist needs…

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Will Scrambler Therapy Cure my Pain?

Will Scrambler Therapy cure my pain? Written by Rebecca Chalupsky on Scrambler Therapy.17th January, 2020. Pain is complex and fascinating. It is there for our protection and survival. However, when pain persists and no longer acts to protect but limit your movement and everyday activities, it really becomes a pain! If you are reading this, you probably know exactly what I mean. Pain can make us suffer both physically and emotionally. You are probably seeking a cure.  What kind of pain does Scrambler Therapy work for?If your doctor…

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What is Scrambler Therapy?

What is Scrambler Therapy? Written by Rebecca Chalupsky on Scrambler Therapy.7th January, 2020. Scrambler Therapy, also called ‘Calmare’ (Italian for “to soothe or ease”) is a drug-free and non-invasive treatment for nerve and cancer-related pain. Scrambler Therapy is a form of ‘neuromodulation’. Neuromodulation is a long word, but it is easier to understand when we break it down: neuro relates to ‘nerves or the nervous system’ and modulation relates to ‘changing’. Therefore, neuromodulation simply means “changing the way the nerves or nervous system behave”. How does Scrambler Therapy…

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What is the first step in recovering from chronic pain?

What is the first step in recovering from chronic pain? Written by Jacintha Bell on Chronic Pain.18th November, 2019. Chronic Pain is described as pain that last longer than the usual healing time.  This could be anywhere from 3 months to lifelong. Chronic pain affects 20% of people in Australia and it can be a debilitating and very costly condition. There can be many varied causes of chronic pain, such as injury, but sometimes the cause will remain unknown. If you are reading this post, it is possible…

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