Have you ever wanted to get more out of your mind and body, or wondered how best to care for your loved one? The Better Ageing Podcast aims to improve the health and wellbeing of our ageing population, empowering women and men to live healthier, more independent lives, for longer. Join Jonathan Reece, and experts Dr Jane Fyfield and Jason Lee as they provide simple, real-world advice on healthy ageing. Together Jason and Jane have over 45 years of experience working with elderly Australians. Jason runs his own physiotherapy practice, with a focus on strength and conditioning programs for over 60 year olds, and Jane works as a consultant to aged care services, is a former Medical Director, and has worked in the public, private and government sectors as a clinician and a non-clinical consultant.
Episode 18: What is chronic pain and what can you do about it | The Better Ageing Podcast
Pain is a topic that is frequently talked about on The Better Ageing Podcast - often it is the reason that many of us head in to see our doctor or physiotherapist. Thankfully, pain is typically a temporary sign that something isn't quite right, but what about when pain doesn't go away?
In this episode we're talking about Chronic Pain; pain that lingers longer than it should, often with no obvious cause or acute injury. We take a look at some of the causes of chronic pain, the difference between chronic and acute pain, and discuss strategies for dealing with chronic pain (hint: 'just putting up with it' is not one of them!)
So if you or someone you know has struggled with ongoing pain, then we hope this episode helps and that you are able to take control of your pain to live a healthier and happier life.
Show notes/ topics covered:
0:19 - Welcome
1:31 - Introduction to chronic pain
5:18 - Everyone deserves to have their pain treated
6:57 - What isn't chronic pain?
9:19 - Chronic pain is often pain that lasts longer than 12 weeks
10:35 - Where do you go to discuss your chronic pain?
12:25 - Retraining your relationship with pain
14:58 - Make sure you get some help for your pain
About the experts:
Jason Lee and Dr Jane Fyfield have over 45 years of experience working with elderly Australians. Jason Lee runs his own physiotherapy practice, with a focus on strength and conditioning programs for over 60 year olds. Dr Jane Fyfield works as a consultant to aged care services, is a former Medical Director, and has worked in the public, private and government sectors as a clinician and a non-clinical consultant.
Episode 17: Coronavirus vaccinations | The Better Ageing Podcast
The coronavirus pandemic has rocked the world, however one of the most amazing things to witness has been the dedication and collaboration of the world's scientists in the development of multiple vaccine options to help stop the spread of Covid-19...
Episode 16: How to have the perfect night's sleep | The Better Ageing Podcast
It's no secret a good night's sleep can do wonders for your mental and physical wellbeing, so why is it that after all these years of practicing many of us still struggle each night to get to sleep and stay asleep! In this episode of The Better Ageing...
Episode 15: Is Teleheath here to stay? | The Better Ageing Podcast
After emerging in 2020 as a safe way to keep in contact with your health professionals, in this episode we're talking Telehealth; how it has changed, and how to get the most out of your next online consultation ...It's episode 15 of The Better Ageing...
Episode 14: Weight management and ageing | The Better Ageing Podcast
We're excited to say that The Better Ageing Podcast is back for 2021! After some time off during the strange and challenging year that was 2020, we're back and excited to share our new and improved shorter format for 2021. Each episode we will be...
Episode 13: Returning to exercise safely & Maintaining new behaviours after coronavirus | The Better Ageing Podcast
Lucky for some, unlucky for others we're back for episode 13 of The Better Ageing Podcast!In this episode we're discussing the easing back of coronavirus restrictions in Australia and in particular how to return to exercise safely, and maintaining new...
Easy to listen to. Such practical advice and personal stories a joy to hear. Can’t wait for the next podcast.
A very insightful listen, one I recommend tuning into.
Useful tips !