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  • 01:00

    How to make peace with sleep – even if you're dealing with chronic pain.

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    Dr. May Caprio and Linda Cundiff will unlock some mysteries and myths around sleep. How can we get better sleep, even if we're living with chronic pain? We'll find out the answers to these questions and more on June 3, 2015 at 3pm.


    True or False?


    1.  The more sleep I get, the healthier I'll be.


    2.  Waking up at night means that I'll be tired the next day.


    3.  Snoring is common and totally harmless.              


    4.  It's important to always keep track of how much I sleep.


    5.  Pain increases the amount of time in Stage 1 light sleep.


    Dr. May Caprio is a registrant of the College of Psychologists of British Columbia providing psychological services for the Pain Program at the Royal Jubilee Hospital in Victoria as a member of the interdisciplinary team.  She has practiced in the area of pain management, neuropsychology and brain injury.  She has been a consultant in private industry, providing psychological assessments, individual psychotherapy and marriage counselling, and has given presentations on sleep, memory enhancement, stress management, and optimal performance.


    Linda Cundiff is an Occupational therapist and co-leader in the sleep and pain program working with the RJH Pain Program. She has been an occupational therapist since 1982.  It is a privilege to work in a field that is practical, holistic and client focused.  Linda has worked with Royal Jubilee Pain Program since its inception 8 years ago and has developed and integrated many programs that clients request, and sleep is definitely one of those.  Linda is currently working on the PainBC pain champion program for occupational therapists in the province.

  • 00:33

    Why does Mommy hurt? An interview with author Elizabeth Christy on chronic pain

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    Elizabeth M. Christy lives in Northern Virginia with her husband James, son Jimmy (5), and daughter Lucy (newborn). She is the best-selling author of the children’s book "Why Does Mommy Hurt? Helping Children Cope with having a Caregiver with Chronic Pain, Fibromyalgia, or Autoimmune Disease," and blogs on parentswithpain.com and potomacfallsmama.blogspot.ca.  Additionally, she works as a Systems Integrator for TASC. In addition to basic survival, Elizabeth enjoys writing, sewing (especially in straight lines!), and reading good memoirs.


    “Why Does Mommy Hurt?” is a great resource to talk to children about chronic pain and illness. On this episode, we'll discuss the guilt and shame many parents suffering from chronic pain feel about their parenting. The fact is that parents with chronic pain or illness can be just as awesome as “normal” parents when it comes to raising kids, and if you love your kids, that’s all that matters.  We may not be able to walk a mile to the playground, cook a 7-course organic meal from scratch, or volunteer on a field trip to the amusement park, but that’s not what really matters. If you love your kids, you will find your own way, and your kids will know it. Also, many parents in this situation feel very alone, especially when first diagnosed. There are millions of families out there in the same situation, you are not alone, and you have support out there waiting for you!

  • 00:39

    Pain Matters with Ken McKim: CRPS Edition

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    My guest this week is Kimmy Simonsen, who will speak about her personal experiences with one of the most painful health conditions around. She will also talk about her advocacy work with the RSD/CRPS Angels project and the JGF Organization.


    Be sure to call into the show with your questions for me or Kimmy. The number is (347) 945-7387. See everyone tomorrow!


    You can contact Kimmy via her Facebook page for  RSD/CRPS Angels here:
    http://tinyurl.com/rsdcrpsangels


    For an easy to understand educational video on CRPS, visit my Don't Punish Pain YouTube Channel:


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OgJNo6M279g


     

  • 00:03

    4 Reasons Chronic Pain Patients Should Own a Crock Pot

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    The last thing you want to think about at the end of a long day is what you’ll be making for dinner, and your family doesn’t need another meal from a bag or a box.


    In this episode, you will learn 4 ways a crockpot can be your very best friend.


    For more, check out - https://paindoctor.com/every-chronic-pain-patient-crockpot/

  • 00:46

    Can Music Therapy Help People in Pain? -- Pain Waves Radio by Pain BC

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    *Note: If you missed the live recording and still want to ask questions, please email Gemma at president@mtabc.com.


    Join us as we interview Gemma Isaac, an accredited (MTA) music therapist and certified in Neurologic Music Therapy. As the music therapist at the Burns, Plastic and Trauma Unit (BPTU) at VGH, Gemma facilitates music therapy programs for patients, their families, and healthcare staff alike. http://gemmamusictherapy.com/


    How does music therapy work?


    Music therapy is facilitated through a variety of interventions including patient song choices, music making, song writing, improvisation, and guided relaxation. Other times, the music therapist works alongside other healthcare disciplines such as nurses, physiotherapist, or occupational therapist, using music during physical rehabilitation to inspire movement and promote encouragement by accompanying movement through musical cues, which also helps peoople become distracted from the pain. Visit www.mtabc.com or www.musicheals.ca for more info.


    Don't miss your chance to ask questions! How can music therapy help you and your loved ones better deal with pain?


    Pain Waves Radio is sponsored by Pain BC


    Whether you’re living with pain; supporting someone in pain; or providing care to patients in pain… we offer tools and resources to help you! Join us! Together, we can make a difference.

  • What Is The Root Cause Of Chronic Pain?

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    This episode I will be revealing the root cause of most chronic pains. I will also share a little about how  I cause the body to instantly release most kinds of chronic pain naturally without prescription drugs or surgery.


    Remove Pain NAturally Show is hosted by Joshua Yamson who is an Inflammation Reduction Therapist and is the Senior Practioner at The Life Wellness Cenetr in Indianapolis, IN. He specializes in removing chronic pain from the body using a very profound  non-invasive technique. After a session with Mr. Yamson, most clients never have chronic pain again.

  • 00:44

    Chronic Foot Pain with Dr. Roy Mathews DPM

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    Chronic foot pain can impair your mobility, affect your ability to exercise, and may indicate other medical issues. In this episode, we'll be talking to Dr. Roy Mathews, a podiatrist practicing in Vancouver and New Westminster. With his extensive background in Kinesiology, as well as in amateur and professional sports, Dr. Mathews focuses a large portion of his Podiatric practice on relieving the persistent foot pain of his patients. Dr. Mathews shares his wealth of experience and expertise widely, lecturing regularly to businesses and running clubs across the city, as well as to the Vancouver Sun Run clinics. Tune in to this episode if you have any questions or comments on any of the following foot ailments:



    Chronic Lateral Foot Pain
    Club Foot
    Corns, Warts, or Bunions
    Damage to Tendons
    Diabetic Foot
    Fallen Arches
    Flat Feet
    Foot Fracture
    Gout
    Hammertoe
    Heel Spurs
    Intoeing
    Ligament Sprains
    Morton’s Neuroma
    Plantar Fasciitis
    Rheumatoid Arthritis
    Stress Fractures
    Turf Toe

  • 00:56

    Holiday Survival Guide for Chronic Pain

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    In this episode we will speak to three experienced and seasoned people living with various types of ongoing pain. We will discuss how to best handle the stresses of the holidays as a person living with pain. Please call in with your questions and comments on surviving (and thriving) through the holiday mayhem. We look forward to speaking with you on Pain Waves Radio.

  • 00:29

    Pain Matters with Ken McKim - Fibro and Men: The Double Standard

    in Caregiving

    This week we talk about the challenges faced by anyone who is male and suffering with Fibromyalgia. My special guests this week are Nick Lutes and his girlfriend Kimberly Magnus. We'll delve into the challenges Nick has faced, and the obstacles Kim has had to overcome in choosing to be in a relationship with someone who is chronically ill. 


    Nick and Kimberly are dedicated advocates for people with Fibromyalgia. Be sure to visit their pages (listed below).


    Nick Lutes:


    https://www.facebook.com/HoldingYourSpoons
    https://www.facebook.com/FibroForUs 
    https://www.facebook.com/fibrotalkforeveryone


    Kim Magnus
    http://holdingyourspoons.blogspot.com/ 


    Be sure to follow them on Twitter as well: @NickFFU and @KimFFU.


    Please join us this Saturday, June 13th at 12PM Pacific for an enlightening half-hour show. 


    Call into the show at (347) 945-7387 to talk to me or my guests!


     

  • 00:45

    Massage Therapy for Chronic Pain with Michael Reoch, RMT

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    A growing body of research suggests that massage or manual therapy can be an important part of effective pain management.  This research data, and the experience of physicians, massage therapists and patients, is encouraging people in pain to consider incorporating massage therapy into their pain management programs. To help us better understand this research and the growing role of manual therapy in in the management of pain, we'll be speaking with  registered massage therapist, Michael Reoch. Michael Reoch is an active Registered Massage Therapist in BC, and owner of Well+Able Integrative Health. Michael sits on the Massage Therapists' Association of BC (MTABC) board, and is Chair of the MTABC Communications Committee. As a Board Director and Committee Chair, Michael promotes the ideals and the brand of the Association, and disseminates information through communications to current and prospective members, the media, the health care industry and the general public. Michael is also the Chair of the MTABC-sponsored Professional Practice Group for Pain Management: a group of RMTs who have a special interest in studying pain as pathology, and using that knowledge to best treat patients whose primary complaint is pain. This episode of Pain Waves Radio is generously sponsored by the personal injury lawyers at the law firm of Watson Goepel.


    [DISCLAIMER: The Content provided on the Show is for informational purposes only and is not professional medical advice, diagnosis, treatment or care. Always seek the advice of a physician or other qualified health provider properly licensed to practise medicine or general health care in your jurisdiction concerning any questions you may have regarding any Content obtained from this Show and any medical condition you believe may be relevant to you or to someone else.  See: http://www.painbc.ca/node/4 .

  • 00:48

    Pain Priorities in BC - Seeking input from British Columbians

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    Pain BC recently received a $1 Million grant from the Ministry of Health to continue our work in reducing the burden of pain in BC. We are embarking on the next phase of our Strategic Plan and need your input and ideas:



    What are the gaps in the BC Health Care system as they relate to chronic pain?
    Where are the areas of greatest need?
    How can you get involved in changing pain in BC?


    Our guest is Maria Hudspith, Executive Director of Pain BC, who will explain the background to Pain BC's work, what we've accomplished since 2008, and our tentative plans going forward. We'll also be taking your calls and seeking your input. Please call in so that as many voices as possible can be heard on this important issue. This episode is generously sponsored by the personal injury lawyers at Watson Goepel.