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

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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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

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, 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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Empowering patients for HCPs, HCP

An ocean begins with a raindrop – improving ‘patient skills’

I have read many really good Twitter posts and articles about healthcare professionals improving their skills in order to better support...

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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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