New Perspectives on Pain with Rey Allen – 6-18-16
April 20, 2016
At some point in our lives, we all have experienced some type of pain. Physical and emotional pain can create discomfort and distraction in our daily lives, and sometimes lead to us limit the activities in which we become involved. New research indicates that pain has many components, including our expectations, emotions and environment, and that all of it needs to be addressed when striving for the best outcomes in addressing acute and chronic pain. Whether you are someone you love is affected by pain, join us for our discussion to understand how this new thinking can affect your perspective on pain.
Our Guest, Rey Allen, graduated from The European Rolfing Association in Munich, Germany in 2002 and became a Certified Advanced Rolfer in 2009. For over 20 years, Rey has been dedicated to advancing his skills in areas of specialty like biomechanics, visceral manipulation, and nerve manipulation.
Over six years ago, Rey began to investigate the field of pain science and it dramatically changed his focus and perspective. Doing extensive reading and research on neuroscience and neurophysiology, Rey has come to better understand the cause of many common pain complaints, and that they cannot be solely explained by biomechanics, structure, and/or posture. A new, more plausible explanation has emerged from scientific evidence for how manual and movement therapies lessen chronic tension and pain, creating room for more individual expression.
Rey now works from the explanatory model known as DermoNeuroModulating (DNM). DNM incorporates the most up-to-date scientific evidence from numerous fields (neuroscience, pain science, biology, physiology, and more) and therapeutic observations to most accurately explain why and how tissue change occurs. These insights provide more options for providing greater treatment outcome. Rey also teaches the DNM model to fellow rolfing practitioners.
Rey’s work has been the focus of articles in the New York Times and the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.
Rey will be joining us from his office in New York City.
You can learn more about Rey and rolfing at www.rolfingnewyork.com.