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Thu, 18 Feb


Le Pub Home Brew

Kathleen Sluka at Le Pub Scientifique

Find out when exercise will help or hinder when you're experiencing pain

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Kathleen Sluka at Le Pub Scientifique

Time & Location

18 Feb 2021, 20:00 – 22:00 GMT

Le Pub Home Brew


About The Event

About this Event

Le Pub is so excited to welcome Dr Kathleen Sluka to talk about exercise and pain and who else would we possibly invite to talk to Kathleen about this but the one and only Adam Meakins!

What a great conversation we reckon this is going to be!

Kathleen will be exploring:

  • Underlying mechanisms and biology of musculoskeletal pain
  • Non-pharmacological interventions like TENS and exercise
  • Translating these treatments to chronic pain

Kathleen is a neuroscientist and physical therapist who studies the neurobiology of chronic pain at the University of Iowa. Her laboratory studies look at both the peripheral and central mechanisms of chronic musculoskeletal pain, as well as non-pharmacologic treatment options.

Exercise is a recommended treatment for those with chronic pain. However, individuals with chronic pain have significant pain during activity that can interfere with exercise treatments. She will discuss the underlying neurobiology for how physical activity increases and decreases pain, the clinical implications of these findings, and how treatment with TENS can reduce movement-evoked pain.

World Event Times

London, Thursday, 18 February 2021, 20:00:00 GMT

Amsterdam, Thursday, 18 February 2021, 21:00:00 CET

New York, Thursday, 18 February 2021, 15:00:00 EST

Kathleen A. Sluka, PT, PhD, FAPTA

Professor of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Science

Dr. Sluka's laboratory studies the peripheral and central mechanisms of chronic musculoskeletal pain, and non-pharmacological treatment for chronic pain. These studies involve the use of animal models of muscle pain developed and characterized in Dr. Sluka's laboratory, as well as projects in human subjects. We use a variety of techniques to address these questions including cell culture, molecular biology, genetic manipulations, behavioral pharmacology, and standard clinical trial methodology. Our overall goals are to improve the management of pain for people with a variety of musculoskeletal pain conditions by discovering the underlying mechanisms that lead to the development of chronic pain, discovering new therapies for pain management, and improving the use of currently available treatment for pain.

Cancellation Terms

Places can be cancelled and refunded up to 48 hours before the start of the event. Within 48 hours of start time no refund.


Please note that Le Pub Home Brew is a LIVE EVENT. We are looking at options for giving access to recordings in the future, but right now, we are doing what we are best at - bringing you awesome live and interactive learning events!

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