Fragile Bodies: Bodywork for Chronic Disorders
Bodywork in its many forms may be part of an holistic approach for those diagnosed with chronic disorders. However, the value of these therapies lies, at least in part, on the way we deliver the therapy rather than any intrinsic properties of that modality. This presentation will explore the etiology and pathogenesis of chronic disorders and will provide you with an overview of strategies aimed at reversing chronic degenerative and inflammatory processes. Based on his own personal experience with a range of bodywork modalities during his own recovery from Parkinson's disease, along with broad clinical experience treating thousands of people diagnosed with chronic neuro, autoimmune and infectious disorders, and extensive study of cell biology and other disciplines, John will reveal the best way to deliver bodywork to assist the healing pathway of fragile, frightened and frustrated people.
John Coleman is a pioneer in the treatment of chronic disorders. He was diagnosed with stage IV Parkinson’s disease and early stage Multi-System Atrophy in 1995, but by April 1998 was completely symptom-free. He went on to found the Neuro Recovery Foundation in 2002. He conducts Neuro Recovery Pathways programs across Australia, and training for CAM practitioners in Australia, USA, Germany, Austria and UK. He also conducts Naturopathic/Bowen Therapy Clinics in Australia. His book, “Stop Parkin’ and Start Livin’ – Reversing The Symptoms of Parkinson’s disease”, was published in 2005, and “Shaky Past” (his autobiography) in 2012. His technical articles have been published in a range of professional and popular CAM journals.