Nutrition for Autoimmune Illness – Training with an Autoimmune Illness – Training with Chronic Pain
An Integrated Approach to Helping Clients with Chronic Pain and Autoimmune Illnesses
Training with Chronic Pain
This lecture is an overview into working with clients and patients who have autoimmune illnesses or suffer from chronic pain. Ann Wendel, an athlete and physical therapist who recovered her own health after a Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis diagnosis, discusses the early research, explains the steps used in her own healing, and makes suggestions for client guidance and patient treatment to personal trainers and healthcare providers.
“Chronic pain is not prolonged acute pain. Chronic pain causes changes in the central nervous system that leads to what is called central sensitization. This is an amplification of neural signaling within the central nervous system that elicits pain hypersensitivity. This often causes symptoms that seem to be all in a patient’s head. These include the perception of pain from what would normally be non-painful touch, tenderness to pressure or pain on movement or exercise, muscle spasm and referred pain.”~Ann Wendel
• Paleo Diet & Chronic Illness (2:50)
• Risk-Benefit of Recommending Change (7:10)
• Anatomical Model (9:15)
• Inflammation & Autoimmune Disease (10:40)
• Questions to Ask our Clients (14:55)
• Exercise (17:05)
• Self-Awareness (19:55)
Ann Wendel, PT, ATC, CMTPT, owns a private physical therapy practice in Alexandria, VA, and is part of the Whole9 Life consulting team. She offers wellness and nutrition consultations face-to-face, or via phone, email and Skype. You can arrange an appointment or catch up with her on her blog at prana-pt.com.