Shining a light on invisible illnesses
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Presenter: Jennifer Smallridge
Do you find helping people with chronic illnesses overwhelming at times? As allied health professionals, we are well placed to gain a strong understanding and knowledge of the root causes of persistent pain and fatigue syndromes. This will strengthen your therapeutic alliance and can lead to incredible outcomes.
Join exercise physiologist Jennifer Smallridge in debunking the myths around invisible illnesses, and learn how to provide evidence based support to this population group. You'll walk away with practical, helpful strategies and a deep appreciation for our amazing autonomic nervous systems.
Jen has over 10 years of clinical experience in the health industry. She has lectured within the Exercise & Sport Science degree at Deakin University. She loves helping people to have positive movement experiences and has a passion for gathering and sharing helpful information.
Since graduating, Jen has worked in a variety of clinical and hospital settings, ultimately finding her passion in helping people manage all things "invisible": mental health conditions, Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (POTS), chronic pain, connective tissue disorders and fibromyalgia. She has also written about exercise for a number of publications including Women’s Health and Fitness and The Great Health Guide.