Robyn Midgley offers unique learning opportunities through her virtual classroom.
On Saturday the 28th May 2022, Robyn will be presenting on the THE APPLICATION OF NANOTECHNOLOGY TO HAND INJURED PATIENTS TO TREAT ACUTE & CHRONIC PAIN.
We all treat pain on a daily basis with our patients. Very often, the pain is appropriate to the condition and is expected to be relieved with analgesics, topical creams and through the application of therapeutic techniques and modalities. Acute pain may become chronic pain, or some patients may go on to develop Complex Regional Pain Syndrome. Progressive and unremitting pain can become debilitating. Fortunately, modern medicine has advanced through the use of nanotechnology to treat pain and heal injured tissue. Having a sound understanding of the complexities of the pain response is paramount to applying the correct techniques or technology to relieve patients of their pain.
Nanomedicine refers to the area of science that combines nanotechnology with drugs or diagnostic molecules to improve the ability to target specific cells or tissues. These particles are produced on a nanoscale and are safe to be introduced into the body. In short, nanotechnology is the engineering of useful objects and functional systems at the molecular or atomic scale. Nanomaterials, such as nanocrystals, have unique optical, electrical and/or magnetic properties at the nanoscale.
Nanotechnologies exhibit significant potential in the field of medicine, including in imaging techniques and diagnostic tools, drug delivery systems, tissue-engineered constructs, implants and pharmaceutical therapeutics, and has advanced treatments of several diseases, including cardiovascular diseases, cancer, musculoskeletal conditions, psychiatric and neurodegenerative diseases, bacterial and viral infections, and diabetes. This would involve the delivery of transdermal drugs to the target site. What I have discovered is that transdermal drugs are not necessary in the management of pain. It is possible to manipulate the body's pain response, pain experience and healing capacity through the use of affordable and available nanotechnology. It is important that therapists learn about these technological advances so that they can implement them into their practice for the benefit of providing effective and immediate pain relief and healing.
I really encourage you to attend this event and look forward to sharing this knoweldge with you.