My Experience with Pain: A Physiotherapy Student’s Perspective

I’m writing this piece to share my story not only as a physiotherapy student who has started to treat patients with persistent pain, but also as an individual having experienced several years of chronic pain in the past. My hope is that my own unique story will provide insight to both physiotherapists and patients alike. […]

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You’re the driver, the only person that is going to make yourself better is yourself

“Hi, I’m Shaun I’m 22 years of age. I used to be an auto-electrician. Now I’m an estimator/mechanical planner. I hurt my lower back a year and a half ago. I had an end plate fracture of L2/3. In my experience, it caused me a lot of pain and my left side to lock up.” […]

Living with burns and back pain

Persistent Annoying Incurable Nerve-racking. The perfect description given to describe pain from a burns survivor with chronic back troubles. Dating way back to 1997, I never imagined life would pan out the way it has. At the age of 3, I suffered full thickness and partial thickness flame burns to 32% of my body. This […]

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In my future I am looking forward to working

“Hi, I’m Jamie. I used to be in the Navy and then suffered this back injury. I haven’t worked since 2007. The reason I agreed to share my story is that so many people out there suffer and everyone feels isolated in dealing with chronic pain. I’ve gone through the highs and lows…and it’s taken […]

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The negativity from my work, I reckon made my back worse

Daniel is in his early 20’s and was on track to be an Australian leading light vehicle mechanic in the F1 or V8’s. He hurt his back and struggled to get the support he needed at work. Career wise, what scared Daniel most, is that he didn’t want to lose his job. But the unhelpful […]