October 02, 2018 12:00PM
Barb Eddy, Family Nurse Practitioner gives her perspective on providing myoActivation treatment for chronic pain in her practice at the Downtown Community Health Centre in Vancouver.
Barb Eddy works as a Nurse Practitioner at an interdisciplinary clinic in Vancouver’s inner city. She holds appointments with the UBC and UVIC Schools of Nursing and the UBC Department of Medicine Division of Palliative Care and teaches in the graduate and undergraduate programs. Barb is an active member of the BCCNP NP standards committee and NP examination committee and is a past director on the board of the BC Nurse Practitioner Association. She provides primary care for people with marginalized lifestyles including mental health and substance use disorders, and is also certified in palliative care. Since working in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside community, Barb has advocated for improved pain services to help reduce physical and mental anguish. Most recently, Barb has received training in a refined trigger point intervention known as myoActivation. This non-pharmacological systematic pain care approach has transformed her practice in managing her patients’ pain. On a more personal note, Barb is adjusting to being an empty nester. She enjoys playing soccer, gardening, and hiking with her dog Mac.