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Physiotherapy Pain Association study day 2018

A few months ago I was contacted by Diarmuid Denneny MCSP on behalf of the UK’s Physiotherapy Pain Association to see if I would speak at their annual study day, which was held in London on Friday 27th January 2018.  Having only been in touch via email it was great to...

The Role of Emotions in Chronic Pain

Last October I attended the SIRPA conference - “The role of emotions in chronic pain”.  I’ve blogged about the work of SIRPA before and you can find that information in this previous blog  Chronic pain is a massive problem globally and we are seeing huge increases in...

The whispers of our mind!

A number of people I meet who have regained their lives once they recognised that their symptoms were stress-induced tell me that they are about 95% better.  This is because they occasionally experience a ‘relapse’ or another symptom pops up.  When speaking with them...

Turnaround exercise for self-induced stress

I often liken the SIRPA approach to helping people resolve persistent health problems with my own personal development journey.  As you will know if you have read my book, I resolved my own (numerous) recurring health problems many years ago now, after coming across...

Alon – back pain, surgery & returning to sport

Be true (and kind) to yourself, the pain is only a diversion! Since childhood I was always involved in at least one sport or another. I was a hyperactive child who needed to expend large amounts of energy, something that continues until the present day. I turned 50 in...

Learning to handle real life Mother-in-Law stress!

As a Physiotherapist, coming across the concept that chronic pain and other persistent conditions were psychophysiological, or stress-induced, was not as big a surprise as you would expect because I had been questioning things for so long. In fact it was an epiphany...