in person and online sessions

Welcome to my new site

Richmond in Brighton For years I have been known as Specialist Pain Physio. This year I decided to go with my name for the new site, designed by Marie. It’s only ever been me, and that won’t change. Sometimes people ask if they will be seeing me or someone else in...

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Injury prevention

Through the lens of building wellness Injury prevention is an important topic. Especially in youngsters who want to be active. Last week I gave an online talk for We Are Girls in Sport Wellness Month looking at injury prevention in teenage girls. Of course, much...

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Pain story: Dave Grohl

Dave Grohl and Foo Fighters in the Carpool with James Corden I look out for a good pain story to help people understand their pain. Here is one from Dave Grohl from the Foo Fighters I was watching the Foo Fighters in the car with James Corden, singing their songs,...

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Sowing seeds

When you deliver a message, there may initially be resistance. It may not be what the person wants to hear. Then, in time it starts to take on a meaning for the person, making an impact. You are sowing seeds. Markus Spiske Recently I received the most heart-felt email...

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Skills of being well ~ physio students

Skills of being well for physiotherapy students to carve out long, healthy careers I was one once. Faithfully turning up to (most) lectures and practicals, we were taught the how to be modern physiotherapists. Physiotherapy is an incredible calling. In Seth Godin's...

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Footballers playing with pain

I was struck by Marco van Basten’s story of playing with pain and the effects it had on him as a person, documented in his book and interview in The Observer with Donald McRae. What did he say? He remembers: “Whispering, I never reach the toilet before I get to 120....

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Questions

The questions you ask are impacting. How? As a healthcare professional, I spend time asking people questions. Often difficult ones. This is one of the key skills that we can seek to master with practice. Of course, being able to ask great questions is not just within...

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Rolling with it

Photo by  Samuele Errico Piccarini Yesterday I was listening to a person who is moving onwards and now has insight into his progress. He is rolling with it. The most powerful learnings always come from listening to the person in front of you. Mouth off, ears on....

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A letter to leaders

by Florian Klauer Dear leaders, Thank you for your compassionate and person-focused leadership. I wanted to write to you because there is silent suffering in your organisation. As a conscious leader, I know that you want to know about it, and what can be done. As a...

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On mindful practice

Image by bady abbas (Unsplash) Mindful practice can be a most useful resource on transforming and overcoming persistent pain. To transform and overcome persistent pain, we need practices, tools, resources and a way of thinking that encourages us to take action. From...

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Face to face or online, your choice

Face to face starts next week, giving you the option of meeting in person or working together online. Part of the joy of working with you and helping you improve your life is to sit in the same space. Together we discover and create a way forward. You tell me your...

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Face to face sessions

I am starting some face to face sessions in the next week or so. Here are some of the main ways that we are maximising safety. Screening form Before your session, you will need to complete a screening and consent form. I will email this to you so that you can return...

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