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Using Chair Yoga to Find Pain Relief

This AI-PAMI Patient and Caregiver live webinar on "Using Chair Yoga to Find Pain Relief" was recorded on August 11, 2021. Natalie Spindle, MS, CHESĀ®, RYT200, provides an overview of yoga and the common components of a westernized yoga class (asana, pranayama, dyana). She then explains modifications for making yoga more accessible through the use of chair yoga and props. Part of this presentation contains a chair yoga demonstration class (begins at 22 minutes).

Mindful Body Scan for Pain Management

This AI-PAMI Patient & Caregiver Presentation on "Mindful Body Scan for Pain Management" is presented by Kim Holton, PhD. Dr. Kim Holton is an Instructional Assistant Professor in Department of Health Education and Behavior within the College of Health and Human Performance at the University of Florida and Associate Director for Teaching and Practice for UF Mindfulness. Dr. Holton discuses the definition of mindfulness and the mindful body scan. She provides a review of the the evidence supporting the mindful body scan for use in pain management and how to try it on your own.

Over-the-Counter (OTC) Pain Medication Overview

This AI-PAMI Patient & Caregiver Presentation on "Over-the-Counter (OTC) Pain Medication Overview" is presented by Reetu Grewal, MD, a UF Health Jacksonville Family Medicine physician, provides a comprehensive overview of available over-the-counter pain medications found in pharmacies, especially those which may be helpful for older adults living with pain. Dr. Grewal discusses the oral and topical options, along with evidence and safety information. She also reviews some of the frequently asked questions about OTC medications that may be helpful when considering safe and effective use.

Integrative Medicine for Osteoarthritis Management Clinical Pearls

View the AI-PAMI Health Care Provider Presentation: Integrative Medicine for Osteoarthritis Management Clinical Pearls, presented by Megan Weigel, DNP, APRN-c, Advanced Practice Holistic Nurse, Board Certified. Dr. Weigel gives an overview of integrative medicine and reviews osteoarthritis along with traditional treatment options. She then uses the case example of Jimmy, a 50-year-old male with knee osteoarthritis to discuss potential applications for integrative modalities for treating his pain. In addition to providing a synopsis of the research, she gives ways to approach a conversation with the patient and best options based on your medical setting.

Incorporating Integrative Medicine Modalities for Pain into Clinical Practice

View the AI-PAMI Health Care Provider Presentation: Incorporating Integrative Medicine Modalities for Pain into Clinical Practice, presented by Megan Weigel, DNP, APRN-c, Advanced Practice Holistic Nurse, Board Certified. In this webinar, Dr. Weigel provides an overview of pain and traditional approaches for pain management before introducing the concept of integrative medicine and its applications for pain. She reviews the evidence base for various integrative modalities and weighs the benefits and risks to the patient. She concludes with practical applications for some of the integrative options for a sample patient case.

From Pain To Ease: An Integrative Approach to Fibromyalgia

View the AI-PAMI Health Care Provider Presentation: From Pain To Ease: An Integrative Approach to Fibromyalgia, presented by Monisha Bhanote, MD, FCAP. Dr. Bhanote is the founder of the Holistic Wellbeing Collective, is a quadruple board-certified physician and published author with expertise in Integrative Medicine and Anatomic/Clinical Pathology. This webinar explores the medical classification of Fibromyalgia and traditional management, as well as integrative approaches. Dr. Bhanote provides an overview of the evidence on various integrative options for Fibromyalgia, including yoga, mindfulness, affective self awareness and more. She discusses prevention and directions for future research on Fibromyalgia care.

Straight to the Point: How Acupuncture and Acupressure Can Treat Pain

This recording of the live webinar version of the AI-PAMI Patient & Caregiver Presentation on "How Acupuncture and Acupressure Can Treat Pain" is presented by Brooke Stuart, AP, DACM, an integrative practitioner and Douglas Suffield, MAcOM, Pain Education Specialist at UF Health Jacksonville. Our panel of acupuncturists provide an overview of acupuncture, its origins, the evidence for its use with pain and how you can apply acupressure techniques to similar body points for self-management of pain. They also provide useful acupuncture and acupressure resources for those looking to get started with finding an acupuncturists and trying the integrative technique. Originally presented on May 13, 2021.

Finding Relief With Virtual Realty

When you think about virtual reality, you may imagine playing a game and having fun, but in recent years, it has become a tool for reducing pain and improving quality of life in patients experiencing acute and chronic pain. Virtual reality allows patients to immerse themselves in a peaceful place, taking their minds away from the present pain in their bodies.

Two Florida Health Systems Receive SAMHSA Grants to Implement ED Alternatives to Opioids Program

The number of U.S. deaths and overdoses from opioids continues as a top public health concern, even after the opioid epidemic was declared a public health emergency in 2017. Legislation limiting opioid prescribing has driven a shift from prescription to illicit use, with increases in synthetic opioid use. This troubling problem has been a key issue for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and its agencies like the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). National and state data indicate an alarming increase in opioid and other substance abuse overdoses and deaths since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. The pandemic is now being referred to as a national relapse trigger.