Much Ado about Pain with Dominique Bulgin & Mark Archer

Sunday, Nov 6 : 11:30am- 2:30pm       Cost : $125

Beyond Mechanics - The Case of the Man with No Legs

Telling the story of ‘the man with no legs’, this lecture will weave interdisciplinary theory with real life case study material. Exploring basic pain science, assessment techniques and intervention strategies, it promotes an embodied and holistic approach to Pilates and suggests how the technique can go far beyond mechanics to illuminate our lived experience.

The lecture will cover:

  • A brief history of pain
  • Introduction to basic pain science: nocioception, sensitization and neuropathic pain. Neuromatrix & Predictive Processing
  • Bio-psycho-social assessment : Screening red & yellow flags and Identifying DIMS & SIMS
  • Multimodal approaches to treatment - Perspectives from physiotherapy and movement psychotherapy : Pacing - Tolerance & Capacity, Proprioception - Skin and Identity & the Autobiographical Body
  • Relevance to Pilates/Movement environment and creating a culture of 'listening

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