In one of our recent workshops, we discussed exercising with pain and we based our discussion on Prof Lorimer Moseley’s definition of pain:

“Pain is an unpleasant feeling that is felt somewhere in the body and urges us to protect that body part.” “Pain is an output, not an input.”

We learnt that not all pain is “dangerous” and that we can and should, under careful medical guidance, be able to tolerate some exercise, with and despite pain. We reviewed different ways of rating pain and discussed that pathology seen on x-rays and MRI’s do not always correlate with pain. Aimie updated us on her PhD into headaches, migraines and whiplash and taught us about how the neck can contribute to headaches and that it is important to have a strong “core” in the neck as well as the trunk. We have created a short video briefly summarising some of the content discussed in the pain workshop


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Larry is a highly skilled physiotherapist who specialises in treating back and neck pain, postural issues and scoliosis. He is certified in Schroth and SEAS methods and through the Egoscue University. Larry has a background in elite gymnastics and springboard diving and also has many years experience in endurance running and triathlons. His specialist knowledge and techniques have seen him appointed as a gymnastics coach and physiotherapist at both the Olympics Games and Special Olympics.

His passion and driving philosophy is about achieving the best outcomes for his patients utilising an amalgam of the latest techniques and theories while recognising there may sometimes be a need for invasive procedures. Where deemed appropriate Larry will then refer to a specialist. To further his holistic understanding and approach, Larry is currently undertaking a Ph.D. in Spinal Deformity and regularly attends and speaks at international conferences and courses and clinics.

Fun fact: Larry is learning how to surf - so be careful next time you go to the beach! Qualifications: B.Sc (Physiotherapy); M.Sc. (Exercise Physiology); Advanced Certificates in Schroth (BSPTS) and Egoscue (PAS) and SEAS Larry is Level II certified (advanced) in the conservative treatment of Scoliosis based on the Schroth method. The training was conducted by Dr Manuel Rigo of the Barcelona School at Scoliosis Rehab Inc in Wisconsin. He has completed his SEAS scoliosis treatment training at ISICO in Milan. Larry has also spent time working with Dr Rigo in the Barcelona clinic. Larry also has advanced certificates in shoulder treatment, posture alignment therapy and acupuncture.