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, 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, Other thoughts for HCPs

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Making physiotherapy even better post COVID-19

These are my patient thoughts on how physiotherapy practices might change and improve post COVID-19. Unusually for me, but then everything...

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HCP, HCP training resources

‘Dear Clinician’ – PDF

A number of clinicians have asked if they can use my ‘Dear Clinician’ letter in their teaching.  In order to support this...

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HCP, HCP patient resouces

Bénéficier au mieux de la kinésithérapie

My ‘Making the Most of Physiotherapy’ leaflet has been kindly translated into French by Clément Noel, and available here or on...

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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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