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Vulvodynia story

in her own words I’ve been suffering from vulvodynia, the almost constant burning and/or knife sharp pain in the vulva, for as long as I can remember. As the case with many conditions that only affects women, very little is known about vulvodynia and even though more...

worried about long covid?

Photo by Adam Nieścioruk Long Covid definitely needs our attention. There are a significant number of people suffering persistent symptoms following the resolution of the acute phase. Perhaps in the region of 100 million cases worldwide (Chen et al., 2021). This is...

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...

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...

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...

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....