Has anyone in Edmonton area taken the 90 minute Active Living 101 course or spoken to a Kinesiologist through the Edmonton Oliver Primary Care Network? I am curious as to what to expect.
Oh, ya. I learned Doctor speak. You want to put how you feel clearly across to a Doctor? Use how they learned and speak about pain. ALWAYS use the 1-10 scale AND how it feels like … Mine feels like sitting on broken glass or an ice pick stabbing pain.
Don't crank up the numbers to look good. I know what a 10 is with cracking L1-2 and the Brain Anneurism. If you are 10 you can not dress or walk or drive or …. Personally at 8 I am thinking Hospital. I lived at 7 for years.
Once you and your Doctor understand each other, this will help.
I took a Pain Management course with the Pain Clinic I go to. It was two weeks long once a week. What I got is insight into what others were going through and coping with, what pills they had good results from and what to expect going forward. I can't see your course being much different. Maybe more about movement.
Learn all you can! File some info in the trash but an overview is good for focus.
@A MyChronicPainTeam Member The neat thing about the class I did was there were mats to lay on if you wanted/needed plus the mats to show us how to exercise. After a few weeks it got comfortable which showed me the exercise really helped.
@A MyChronicPainTeam Member bummer. Wish you could have had what I got.
It ended up being great information given in a cartoonish way I wasn't impressed with. I couldn't relate to almost all of it personally but it was great for others still in workforce environment. Unfortunately it is a requirement before moving on to more one on one needs being met so you have to sit through it to be referred to other clinics,courses etc