On Injury and Rehabilitation
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Injury can occur with day to day activity like a slip and fall, or from occasional or competitive sporting activities, an accident, or repetative motions over long periods of time. Minor injuries like sprains and strains are self-limiting and will … Read More

On Pain
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Acute pain comes on suddenly and can be extremely uncomfortable. Sometimes there seems to be no good reason for it. Sometimes it comes on at the time of an injury, or it could be hours later. The good news is … Read More

Your Therapist is a Tool.
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Now that I have your attention… Your therapist isn’t a tool in the urban dictionary sense of the word, which is basically the equivalent of an idiot. Your therapist is a tool in more of a “means to an end” … Read More

Patient Guide for Acute Low Back Pain
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Health Quality Ontario: Get High Quality Care with an Episode of Acute Low Back Pain There’s a lot of misinformation out there about what happens when low back pain occurs. This resource from Health Quality Ontario will help to ensure you can … Read More

Patient Perspectives @ The San Diego Pain Summit
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Living With Pain: the Patient’s Perspective The following presentation gives voice to the patient and shows clinicians how patients perceive their care. Guests share their experiences with musculoskeletal therapists about trying to find a healthcare practitioner to listen to their journey … Read More

Pain and Scans
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When The Scans Are Clean Have you visited your doctor about back or shoulder pain, had a scan and been told that there is nothing that can be found to explain your symptoms? That’s a pretty common experience, but can … Read More

What Does A Skeptic Look Like?
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  I outed myself as a skeptic at the recent 2018 INCAM Research Symposium titled Complementary and Integrative Medicine Research in an Era of Skepticism. I’m used to coming out. I have to come out as queer on a frequent … Read More

What Does it Mean To PACE Activity For Pain?
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  Dr. Bronnwyn Thompson outlines what the literature says about pacing and some ways in which it can be helpful. “Pacing is an active self-management strategy whereby individuals develop self-efficacy through learning to balance time spent on activity and rest for … Read More

Pacing and Goal Setting for Pain Management
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Pacing and goal setting are important parts of management for people with persistent pain. Here is a recent and very detailed overview of pacing from the National Health Service in the UK. Why set a pace? Pacing Is a technique … Read More

Pain BC – Breaking Down the Barriers
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Pain BC is a resource for people with persistent pain and their healthcare providers. Their Mission “Improve the lives of people in pain through education, empowerment, and innovation. Promote prevention and early intervention in chronic pain and pain-related disability Educate, … Read More

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