HCP, My healthcare experience

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Dear clinician

Dear clinician Do you remember me? I haven’t seen you for over 8 years, but I remember you. I was the person who dissolved into tears...

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HCP, HCP understanding pain

Pain is more complex than I thought!

The thoughts of a persistent pain patient on the complexity of pain, and how to live well with pain

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HCP, Other thoughts for HCPs

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Making the most of physiotherapy

I have written this blog primarily, but not exclusively, to support other people living with persistent pain, and who are either about to...

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HCP, HCP patient resouces

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Making the most of physiotherapy patient leaflet

This leaflet has been written by a physiotherapy patient to support people who are about to attend, or who are currently attending,...

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HCP, HCP understanding pain

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A patient’s understanding of persistent pain

Ten years ago, my life was changed by a manual handling accident. I now live in persistent pain, but I still live a good and fulfilled...

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HCP, HCP training resources, HCP understanding pain, My healthcare experience

Dear Clinician – early trauma and pain

Important Note I feel it is important for me to say that these are my personal thoughts only, based on my personal experience of early...

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HCP, My healthcare experience

Dear clinician – thank you

As I sit here reflecting on my journey with pain, I am wondering if you remember me? You saw me during one of the most difficult periods of...

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Empowering patients for HCPs, HCP, HCP training resources, My healthcare experience

Trauma informed care for persistent pain

In this blog I look at what Trauma Informed Care is, and how I would personally like it to look for me as a persistent pain patient who has...

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HCP, My healthcare experience

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Cognitive Functional Therapy changed my life!

Why do some physiotherapists follow a Cognitive Functional Therapy (CFT) approach when treating chronic pain conditions?  What does...

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HCP, My healthcare experience

My pain journey in brief

10 years ago, I suffered a life changing injury in a manual handling incident. In simple terms I herniated a disc and my sciatic nerve root...

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