Tame the Beast – It’s time to rethink persistent pain

How to do a hip flexor stretch – PROPERLY – THe Studio’s Ebony Hornibrook demonstrates how to love your hip flexors the right way.

Optimising the Performance of the Human Mind: Steve Peters at TEDxYouth@Manchester 2012

How does your brain respond to pain – an interesting and funny look at the inner workings of pain.

This video will hurt – a lighthearted look at the nocebo effect.


The rubber hand illusion – this is a demonstration that you can feel ‘pain’ when there is no damage to tissues- look at how the volunteers wince and show pain behaviors when the hammer comes down.Our brain will create danger signals when our visual system alone thinks that there has been damage. Do we need tissue damage to have pain? I think not!

The Mc Gurk Effect – We like to think that our brain gives us an accurate view of the world around us. That if we are feeling pain there must be tissue damage. Unfortunately this isn’t always true. Because our pain experience are so powerful sometimes it is easier to demonstrate how our other senses can be tricked- for example when what we see and what we hear are different- how does our brain interpret the result? Understanding that our brain doesn’t always interpret the inputs from our senses correctly leads us to understand that sometimes our brain provides us incorrect messages in terms of the health of our tissues.

TEDxAdelaide: Lorimer Moseley: Why Things Hurt – Do we actually experience pain, or is it merely illusion? In this video, Lorimer Moseley explores these questions, and position the pain that we feel as our bodies’ way of protecting us from damaging tissues further. He also looks at what this might mean for those who suffer from chronic pain.

Understanding Pain and what to do about it in 5 mins.

The Black Dog – At its worst, depression can be a frightening, debilitating condition. Millions of people around the world live with depression. Many of these individuals and their families are afraid to talk about their struggles, and don’t know where to turn for help. However, depression is largely preventable and treatable. Recognizing depression and seeking help is the first and most critical towards recovery.

In collaboration with WHO to mark World Mental Health Day, writer and illustrator Matthew Johnstone tells the story of overcoming the “black dog of depression”.

Concussion for kids – Studies have shown effective concussion management requires a school-wide approach. Brain 101: The Concussion Playbook is a web-based concussion management program with components tailored for teen athletes, parents, coaches and educators. Watch this light-hearted, animated, informative video for adults and teens that emphasizes the importance of working together to recognize, respond and report concussions. From the people at ORCAS.