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Is running safe for people with back pain? With Clare Samanna & Chris Neason

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About Raphael Bender:

Raph believes everyone deserves the opportunity to transform into a better version of themselves. His main strength as a teacher and movement professional is the ability to distill complex research findings into a simple, science-based approach to help people move fearlessly, thoughtlessly, and painlessly. He LOVES running, weights, cycling, and Contrology.

Raph holds a Master’s degree in Clinical Exercise Physiology (Rehabilitation), a Bachelor’s degree in Exercise and Sports Science, Diploma of Pilates Movement Therapy, and STOTT PILATES full certification.

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About Chris Neason:

Chris Neason is an exercise physiologist and the owner of the Healesville Wellness Factory. With over ten years of experience, he is passionate about helping people with lower back pain overcome pain and injuries. He is currently undertaking a PhD exploring the suitability of running for people with low back pain and has presented his research internationally. Chris also teaches and supervises students in the Masters of Clinical Exercise Physiology and the Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science at Deakin University.

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About Claire Samman:

Claire Samanna is a PhD Candidate from Monash University and Accredited Exercise Physiologist working at Tailored Health in Ashwood Melbourne. Claire’s desire to continually grow and learn tied in with her deep passion for understanding and helping those experiencing chronic low back pain led her to undertaking a PhD in low back pain and specifically in how intervertebral discs respond to exercise. She is a member of the Australian Pain Society and recently presented her research findings at the Australian Pain Society conference and the Exercise Sports Science Research to Practice conference. Claire’s hobbies include keeping active with race walking, running and more recently swimming and travelling as much and as often as she can. Claire’s personal experiences with her own injuries drives her desire to improve the healthcare standards and narratives patients in pain receive, to create better pathways for those experiencing chronic pain.

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