Managing Flares and Fatigue
Promoting health function during flares and fatigue – tips for young people and care/support givers.
This webinar aims to give parents, caregivers and young people practical information and tips to help with managing pain flares and fatigue associated with painful conditions. Fluctuations in pain and energy levels can be really demoralising and disruptive to the young person (and people around them) particularly when patterns appear unpredictable causing uncertainty day to day. Sometimes, well-meaning coping strategies such as rest can feedback to increase pain and fatigue. Understanding mind-body connections, a compassionate attitude and creative approaches to practical strategies such as pacing, mindfulness, goal setting and sensory tools can help empower young people to maximise their function and performance in home, school and social life.
Huong Nguyen. Huong studied Occupational Therapy at the University of Queensland and since 2012 has been specialising in chronic/persistent pain for youth and adults with an interest in children, adolescents, and young adults. She has been the Clinical Coordinator for Support Kids in Pain (SKiP) since 2017 and is passionate about multidisciplinary group pain management programs and fostering collaboration, support, and knowledge sharing among health professionals. She enjoys helping young people flourish and function to their fullest – whether at home, at school, at work, in hobbies, social environments, and more.
Zoe Jones. Zoe graduated from the University of Queensland and has worked as an Occupational Therapist at the Royal Children’s Hospital (now known as the Queensland Children’s Hospital) in Brisbane since 2010. She is a core member of the multidisciplinary SKiP team having been involved with Support Kids in Pain since its inception in 2012 and service development. During this time, she has enjoyed working with children and adolescents with chronic pain conditions and has completed several projects and presentations in this area of interest. She loves developing new skills and seeing the impact her job has in enabling children and adolescents to reach their full potential in life
Find more information about SKiP on: www.skip.org.au
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