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Zoom to you

I have been coaching people suffering chronic pain using Skype and Zoom for some years. I can zoom to you wherever you are to help you improve your life. With millions of people across the globe suffering chronic pain for many different reasons, it is essential we can...

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Running through pain ~ part 3

All ultras require running through pain. There are plenty of tough and painful moments to deal with; ups and downs. The highs are high, and the lows are low. But on you go. On Monday I will be running upandrun 14. This time it is to raise money for the NHS staff at...

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Flare up in lockdown?

Experiencing a flare up in lockdown? Millions of people across the globe continue to struggle with chronic pain. With coronavirus now taking much of the world's attention, we must also continue to support people who have other conditions. Here are some ideas on how to...

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Running through pain ~ Part 2

Falling over whilst running last Monday, I rolled on my right shoulder, got up and continued. Over the next few hours, my shoulder stiffened and became increasingly painful. How did the rest of the week pan out? Based on what I see and know, I am happy that there is...

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Isolation

For many people, social isolation and distancing are something new. For someone suffering chronic pain, they may already feel isolated. Social isolation and social distancing: these are terms that did not exist in our vocabulary until a few weeks ago. Most of the...

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Running through pain — the fall

The study of pain and the experience of pain are vastly different. To understand the science of pain is to know concepts rather than what it is like. Having my own pain gives me a different perspective. Running ultras is painful. This I am getting used to now. Or...

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Time for recovery from a persisting injury

Injury is part of playing sport. No-one wants to be injured, but it is an accepted risk. For some people, recovering from an injury is more complex. The pain persists and returning to play is a challenge. Here I look at how we can use this time to create the...

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Pain Coaching from home

10 years ago I began my journey, pioneering Pain Coaching as a solution for chronic pain. Now that we are working from home, it has come into its own. Here's the story... People suffering chronic pain tell me all the things that they want to be able to do. I purposely...

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Changing times in private physiotherapy

Changing times are characteristic of life, yet we often seek security in the familiar. Yet over the past month, Covid-19 has brought uncertainty to the forefront. Now we need for ingenuity, adaptation, creativity and togetherness to move forward. Like many...

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Dealing with chronic pain and coronavirus

Whilst coronavirus dominates the news, many people must continue to live with their existing conditions. Chronic pain is one of the largest health burdens affecting over 100 million Europeans and 100 million Americans. This massive problem persists and the people need...

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Working from home and keeping well

With many now working from home, how can we keep well? I often coach people suffering pain who have to think about their working life. The approach uses the working day as part of the way a person can overcome pain by creating a plan and a structure to follow each...

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Who do you coach the most?

We are all coaches. We coach our teams, our kids, our colleagues, our families, our friends and people we don't know. But, who do you coach the most? If you ever try to encourage and motivate someone, you are coaching. You put that person in the centre of your world....

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