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Pain & Movement Specialist | #LivePainFree

Can how you think about pain be holding you back?

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Can how you think about pain be holding you back? One thing that I pride myself on and that I have been told by many of my clients that I have helped them massively with is the mindset or mental side of dealing with pain. In last months blog, I listed some principles that I […]

Why you keep on thinking pain = damage – even

Why you keep on thinking pain = damage – even when you’re not injured…. This is one of the common challenges that I encounter when working with a person who has ongoing pain. It might even be the single biggest challenge that each person in pain will face. When you feel pain — do you […]

What does it take to overcome chronic pain?

What does it take to overcome chronic pain? This blog is a follow on blog from the others I have posted this month. The theme has been: Why do people in pain struggle to overcome their symptoms long term? Every week I work with people who are frustrated because they are in pain and their […]

Why do people with pain struggle to improve long term?

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Why do people with pain struggle to improve long-term? (hint: it’s all to do with clarity about what needs to happen for you) Put simply, this is a question that almost all of my clients admit they have asked themselves about their symptoms at some point or another. Many of them have asked me this […]

Deconditioning and Pain – A Vicious Cycle

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Are you the victim of this vicious cycle? There are quite a few vicious feedback loops that can really make it difficult to overcome pain. Today I’m going to briefly write about the ” loop of deconditioning” and how it relates to ongoing pain. It may be a slightly longer read than usual so grab […]

12 Books that inspired me in 2020

12 Books that inspired me in 2020 Atomic Habits – James Clear I started the year with this book. And it is not a long read. It may just be the most practical and useful book I have ever read. When you understand how habits are the daily patterns that we run and that they […]

Failed Treatments.

“Helplessness and immobilization keep people from utilizing their stress hormones to defend themselves. When that happens, their hormones still are being pumped out, but the actions they’re supposed to fuel are thwarted. Eventually, the activation patterns that were meant to promote coping are turned back against the organism and now keep feeling inappropriate fight/flight and […]

Awareness.

Awareness is one of the most powerful tools in your arsenal. Especially if you are experiencing persistent pain. I don’t mean simply being more aware of your pain – while that might be useful to help you avoid further provocation of your symptoms, it can equally be problematic if you become hypervigilant about checking if […]

The dreaded leg length discrepancy!!

This is one of the most unhelpful MYTHS that I hear about in clinic at least once or twice a week. In my career to date, I have seen two people who have had an actual leg length discrepancy. Both were as a result of direct trauma to boney structures. The problem with “leg length […]

When Skiing Goes "Off Piste"

David is somebody I trust, knowledgeable and calm and actually listens to what you are experiencing, regularly checking out that the work being carried out feels safe,