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Who can do Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Rehabilitation?

I have heard many discussions about scopes of practice: the main concern as far as I can see is of people who are trained to work mainly with the body perhaps stepping out of scope to work with thoughts, beliefs, and emotions. 844 more words

Pain Management

More than something to blame when the treatment doesn't work

A friend of mine told me that during her physiotherapy training when they discussed “psychosocial” factors it was usually in the context of explaining why a treatment didn’t work.  1,400 more words

Chronic Pain

Those who expect moments of change to be comfortable and free of conflict have not learned their history ~ Joan Wallach Scott

I’ve been touring North America – Chicago, Toronto, Edmonton and Vancouver. As I’ve toured I’ve been listening to the stories of change and insight as different professions review their contributions to effective pain treatment. 1,169 more words

Therapeutic Approaches

The OOV - Fabulous or familiar?

I love gadgets! New, innovative, groovy – I feel special when I have a new toy to play with. I justify my pleasure by saying “Oh it saves me SO much time”, or “I can do SO much more” – but really, it’s the wow factor that gets me every time. 1,605 more words

Therapeutic Approaches

When chronic pain is there before surgery

People with chronic pain present a special risk for surgeons, anaesthetists, nurses and the rehabilitation team working with them after surgery.  Surgery is, after all, “planned trauma”, and a sensitive nervous system is going to be even more sensitive after a surgical insult – even when that surgery is intended to reduce pain. 954 more words

Chronic Pain

Living well with persistent pain - a problem solving model

Chronic pain is abnormal. Living well with chronic pain seems a myth, a bit of an impossibility. After all, chronic pain starts with the kind of pain that most people would expect to go away – acute pain.  721 more words

Chronic Pain

Nerdy, Sciency Stuff

The past three weeks have been a swirl of joyous, passionate neuro-nerdy stuff! And yes, it’s absolutely possible to call neuroscience joyous and passionate (just ask… 810 more words

Chronic Pain