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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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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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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HCP, My healthcare experience

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Evidence Based Practice: A patient’s journey

I have been hesitant to fully explain the beginning of my persistent pain journey. Any re-telling of my story will inevitably be one-sided...

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HCP, My healthcare experience

Effecting change beyond the clinic door

Most of my life living with persistent pain is spent beyond the clinic door. For healthcare to be truly effective for me it must involve...

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HCP, My healthcare experience

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A patient’s view of core stability exercise

Following my manual handling accident in 2008, core stability exercises were prescribed for me by a number of consultants and...

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HCP, My healthcare experience

Professionals involved in my care

A short post showing the approximate number of treatments I was given following my manual handling accident in 2008, and the approximate...

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