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Exercise for Chronic Pain 

Nick Efthimiou


Wednesday 18th April, 2018

7:30pm -9:30pm 

Brighton Spine and Sports Clinic 

441 Bay St, Brighton 




In recent years, there has been a large body of evidence suggesting that an active approach to treating people with chronic pain is superior to using passive modalities. For many clinicians, this has lead to an increased utilisation of exercise as a therapeutic intervention in the management of chronic pain. However there is a still a lot of confusion about what exercise does and doesn't do for sufferers of chronic pain, when and how to implement therapeutic exercise appropriately and whether it actually works.


This seminar will cover:


    •    A literature review of relevant research covering efficacy and effectiveness of exercise for chronic pain

    •    An overview of the main mechanisms which exercise is likely to affect chronic pain

    •    How to implement therapeutic exercise into your clinical practice, particularly if you don't have access to exercise facilities on site


The Presenter: Nick Efthimiou is an osteopath and personal trainer with a clinical interest in both chronic pain and therapeutic exercise. Graduating from Victoria University in 2011, he has worked in practices in both Melbourne, Australia and Canada. For the last 3 years he has been operating a solo practice based within a gym, where he primarily worked with sufferers of chronic pain utilising a combination of education, manual, cognitive/behavioural and exercise based therapies. In 2017 he compiled and conducted a series of rehabilitation workshops, focusing on using kettlebells as the primary equipment, and has been involved in teaching manual therapy at Victoria University. He is currently practising at Coburg Osteopathy and Health Services.


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