Is moving with freedom safe for people with pain?

Is moving with freedom safe for people with pain?

Chronic pain can increase our fears of movement, guarding against further pain or avoiding adding to our pain. Is moving with freedom safe?

2:00 - 2.40 pm
Is moving with freedom safe for people with pain?



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Find out more as we explore this topic in more detail with our guest speaker Prof. Kieran O'Sullivan.

Kieran O’Sullivan is Associate Professor in Physiotherapy at the University of Limerick, where he combines teaching, research and part-time clinical practice. He graduated as a Physiotherapist in 1999. In 2004 he completed an MSc in Manipulative Therapy at Curtin University of Technology, Perth, Western Australia. In 2005, he joined the University of Limerick.

From 2016-19, he was Lead Physiotherapist at the new Sports Spine Centre at Aspetar, Qatar. His research interest is musculoskeletal pain and injury, particularly persistent spinal pain. He completed his PhD on persistent low back pain. He has published one book, six book chapters and over 150 journal articles. He has obtained over €4m euros in research funding. His research group disseminates its research through, which is an online platform providing advice and information from both patients and clinical researchers on managing musculoskeletal pain.

He was the 2021 recipient of the Research Excellence and Impact Award at UL.