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Tai Chi as a Pain Management Option

View the recording of this AI-PAMI Patient & Caregiver Presentation presented live on May 11, 2022. "Tai Chi as a Pain Management Option" is presented by Beth Acampora, Senior Tai Chi Instructor. Beth provides an introduction to beginning a Tai Chi practice.

Learn About Myofascial Release for Pain Management

View the recording of this AI-PAMI Patient & Caregiver Presentation presented live on April 14, 2022. "Learn About Myofascial Release for Pain Management" is presented by Darly Thoppil, OTR/L. This educational presentation is intended for adults ages 50+ and their caregivers on myofascial release massage technique.

Beginning a Meditation Practice for Pain Management

View the recording of this AI-PAMI Patient & Caregiver Presentation presented live on March 24, 2022. "Beginning a Meditation Practice for Pain Management" is presented by Brooke Stuart, AP, DACM of Let Go & Grow International. Dr. Stuart provides an overview of the principles of meditation, shares start-up guidance and provides suggested resource for beginning a practice.

An Introduction to Medical Marijuana for Older Adults Living with Pain

View the recording of this AI-PAMI Patient & Caregiver Presentation presented live on February 23, 2022. "An Introduction to Medical Marijuana for Older Adults Living with Pain" was presented in collaboration with the Florida A&M University Medical Marijuana Education and Research Initiative. The focus is on understanding medical marijuana laws, products and safety in the state of Florida.

Ease of Movement: Dance for Pain Management

A collaboration with Arts for the Aging, entitled 'Ease of Movement: Dance for Pain Management.' Dr. Meg Chang, a lifelong dancer, instructor and creative arts therapist, shares information about the researched connection between movement and dance and their effect on pain. She describes how breathing exercises and conscious creative movement can be used as a positive coping tool. Teaching artist Deborah Riley then instructs viewers through guided movement demonstrations to get all bodies moving and finding joy!

The Healing Power of Expressive Arts: Integration in Pain Management

This AI-PAMI Patient & Caregiver Presentation is a collaboration with Arts for the Aging, entitled 'The Healing Power of Expressive Arts.' Karen Estrella, PhD, REAT, LMHC, leads discussion about the research into expressive arts (movement, music, drama, visual arts, writing and creative processes) and their connection to aiding in pain management. Teaching artists of RÓMEZ3arts, Carlos César Rodríguez, D.M.A., and Peter Joshua Burroughs, D.M.A., use piano and song to provide musical exercises for viewers to participate in the arts, no matter the skill level or previous experience. They also provide a performance of 'La vita e mobile' for audience enjoyment.

Navigating Free Online Aging With Pain Resources

This AI-PAMI Patient & Caregiver Presentation is a recording of our live webinar on October 28,2021. Navigating Free Online Aging With Pain Resources is presented by Natalie Mitchell, MS, CHES. Natalie provides an overview of the mission of the Aging and Integrative Pain Assessment and Management Initiative at the UF College of Medicine Jacksonville. She defines integrative pain management and provides a tour of the AI-PAMI web pages and online content library.

The Shape of Things: Drawing and Art Making for Pain Management

This AI-PAMI Patient & Caregiver Presentation is a collaboration with Arts for the Aging, entitled 'The Shape of Things.' Raquel Chapin Stephenson, PhD, ATR-BC, LCAT describes the researched connection between art making and pain, as well as factors related to pain. Dr. Chapin Stephenson breaks down various studies demonstrating how coloring, drawing and art therapy have been shown to reduce pain. Arts for the Aging Teaching Artist, Marcie Wolf-Hubbard then leads a self-portrait demonstration viewers can take part in (6:13). Self-portrait was selected as the art making activity because it allows for a shift in attention away from pain and a focus on the present self.

Rhythms of Life: Music and Pain Management

A collaboration with Arts for the Aging, entitled 'Rhythms of Life.' Dr. Mitchell Kossak provides a presentation on the benefits of music listening on pain perception and anxiety. Dr. Kossak discusses the research behind this phenomenon and acts as a host to the featured artists performing and leading the active demonstration portion of this presentation.

Communicating With Your Doctor About Pain

Learn about the best ways to communicate with your health care provider to make the most of your pain management visit. Dr. English reviews how to concisely talk to your care team about your needs so you can ensure your pain management plan best fits your goals and type of pain.