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AI-PAMI Patient/Caregiver Content

Are Nutrient Deficiencies Contributing to Your Pain?

"Are Nutrient Deficiencies Contributing to Your Pain?" is a recording of the live presentation from June 14, 2022, presented by Monisha Bhanote, MD, FCAP. Dr. Bhanote describes the relationship between pain and common nutrient deficiencies. She shares ways to help improve diet to eat your vitamins and minerals or supplement them when necessary. She also details medications related to deficiencies and how to start helpful conversations with your health care professional to address them.

Tai Chi Easy™ for Pain Management

"Tai Chi Easy™ for Pain Management" is presented by Catherine Cerulli, M.Ed. She provides an overview of Tai Chi and Qigong and steps toward starting your home practice. She provides a breakdown of beginning postures and resources to continue to learn more.

Managing Pain Through Journaling

"Managing Pain Through Journaling" is presented by Brooke Stuart, AP, DACM. Brooke details the ins and outs of journaling and how you can use it directly to rework and enhance your reality creation to meet the criteria you have for yourself, health and well-being. Walk in with an open heart and mind and walk out with a toolbox of healing techniques, prompts and takeaways. Pain journaling can help you with tracking pain frequency, triggers, and related emotions. Examples and tips to get started, including suggested journaling apps, are provided.

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.