Tag Archives: chronic pain

Pain Around The World

Here’s an article about the prevalence of pain in New Zealand. New Zealand Article I posted it for 2 reasons. One is my friend Bronnie Thompson an OT from New Zealand is quoted. Two is it explains how big and … Continue reading

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Concepts of Pain Part 5

This is the 4th point of my ongoing series about basic concepts of pain many people don’t know or understand. Acute pain serves a useful function to help warn or protect us from danger and injury. Acute pain basically means … Continue reading

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Make a Wish

        I talk a lot about the other factors for pain and health besides the obvious physical things that we normally associate with pain and health. One model of health is the biopsychosocial model. This model basically … Continue reading

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Concepts of Pain 4

I have been posting about some concepts of pain, that are widely understood, or at least not talked about when you have pain.  Today’s concept is #3 in this graphic. “Pain is influenced by multiple factors such as thoughts, activity, … Continue reading

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Concepts of Pain

Last time I talked a bit about “pain science” Here is a graphic that talks about some of the core concepts of pain. Some of these concepts are becoming more well known in the medical world and to the average … Continue reading

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5 Things to Know about Pain

Pain is one of the most complex topics we deal with in physical therapy and life. Most of the people I work with in my clinic have pain. That’s one of the main reasons they come in to see us. … Continue reading

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Survey on Pain Just One Question

I have been writing off and on about pain for a while and trying to get the word out in our community about the new thinking in pain science, why pain experiences occur, and how physical therapists can help people … Continue reading

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Pain Link

Here is a link to some great pain education. http://www.retrainpain.org/

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12 Things to Help You Get The Most Out Of Your PT

When we are working with clients with pain or injury, they sometimes become frustrated with the pace of their recovery.  Everyone in our culture seems to want a quick fix, which sometimes therapy provides.  But sometimes things take longer.  To … Continue reading

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Pain Myth #2

A few weeks I posted about 5 common myths about pain.  Over the next few posts I will try to explain why each is a myth.  Here is that list again if you didn’t see it or don’t remember it. … Continue reading

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