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, 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, Other thoughts for HCPs

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Musings about my experience of the BioPsychoSocial model in healthcare

I’m a relative newbie to Twitter and have been reading with interest the posts about the BioPsychoSocial model and its use in healthcare....

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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, Other thoughts for HCPs

Therapeutic alliance – a patient’s thoughts

I cannot over-emphasise how important it is to me as a persistent pain patient to have a strong, supportive therapeutic alliance, with all...

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HCP, Other thoughts for HCPs

How do I know what a physiotherapist does?

As a patient how do I know what a physiotherapist, or any other healthcare professional, does?  Through ‘common knowledge’? ...

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HCP, Other thoughts for HCPs

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What I want from a healthcare professional

What I want when I go to see a physiotherapist, occupational therapist or other healthcare professional, or clinician, is someone with a...

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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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