Do you need 10 simple things to help your neuropathy symptoms?
Someone diagnosed with neuropathy quickly learns their doctor’s ability to help is limited. Fortunately, most people with neuropathy are able to find some levels of pain and fatigue relief, including help with sleep through self care methods. In fact, in a 2022 paper published in the journal Brain, and discussed on MedicalExpress.com, researchers uncover how pain sensitivity is tied to circadian rhythm, our natural sleep cycle1; an important aspect of self care.
There are many people in many disciplines who can help with the different aspects of self care. However it is rare to find multiple expertise in one health & wellness provider.
Meet François Gagnon, Certified Medical Exercise Specialist of The Other Pain Clinic. In this video he discusses how to easily adjust your lifestyle to add energy while reducing chronic pain flare-ups using 10 different self care methods. The strategies include “smart” hydration, routine daily activity, nutrition and more.
Please note, the sound quality varies throughout the video. We made our best (unskilled) attempts to clean it up or provide text for clarity.
- 00:00:00 François Gagnon – Introduction of Speaker
- 00:03:59 Disclaimer
- 00:04:28 Agenda
- 00:04:48 Basic Neuropathic Concepts
- 00:14:34 1. Getting Enough Sleep
- 00:16:24 2. Reduce Stress
- 00:19:08 3. Don’t Skip Meals
- 00:21:36 4. Trade Out Your Beverage
- 00:23:39 5. Eat Carbs That Fuel Your Body
- 00:24:41 6. Healthy Fats
- 00:26:15 7. Focus on Lean Protein
- 00:28:49 8. Get Moving
- 00:36:33 9. Prepare More Meals at Home
- 00:39:12 10. Keep Track
- 00:43:46 Final Thought
About the Speaker: François Gagnon, Chief Medical Exercise Specialist
Holding an Honours Bachelor Physical Education (HBPE) from the University of Ottawa’s School of Human Kinetics, François has over 20 years’ experience working with pain, chronic pain and injury management as a rehabilitation therapist. He is a Certified Lymphatic Therapist (CLT), Certified Medical Exercise Specialist (MES), Certified Health Trainer and Kinesio Tape Practitioner (KTP).
François is Chief Medical Exercise Specialist of The Other Pain Clinic, which offers individualized programs to help reduce pain flare-ups, have better mobility, and energy. The programs may include a combination of modalities like – manual therapy, exercise therapy, kinesiotaping, health and lifestyle coaching; and supportive whole food nutrition. Enhancing his injury and chronic disease management practice with research, François’ objective is to find drug-free solutions for reducing physical and mental pain levels to improve patients’ quality of life. His integrative blend of complementary manual therapy like lymphatic and Champissage and conventional exercise therapy care practices has increased overall health and wellness for those he works with.
We can’t do it alone
and none of us is meant to.