We would like to thank the people who have told their remarkable stories.

These stories are not designed to give the impression that there is a “quick fix” to chronic / persistent pain. Most of the people still have some ongoing pain, but they have found strategies to reduce their pain, disability and improve their quality of life.
The purpose of the stories is to provide hope to people with pain by demonstrating how a range of people, from different backgrounds can regain control of their pain and their lives.
The stories also offer an insight into the many factors involved in chronic pain, which vary for each person and their pathway to improvement will be unique for them.
The role of the healthcare professional in these cases is to be a partner and facilitator of this process.
The key ingredients to this process of change often involve understanding the complex nature of pain and developing active strategies to control it.

27
Feb

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Relax! Running, pain and my CFT experience

Joletta Belton (Jo) writes a blog on living with chronic pain which covers a range of topics related to her story. In this post she talks about returning to running.   In […]

09
Jan

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My journey out of chronic pain Sarah Houldcroft

I spent a year in chronic pain following an injury. This video is an overview of how life was for me living with chronic pain and how it felt once […]

11
Dec

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A patient’s story of recovery with knee osteoarthritis

I was told by a physiotherapist, almost five years ago, that both my knees were ‘knackered’ and that they needed replacing. Feeling neither physically or mentally ready for surgery, I […]

06
Nov

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Life is hard. If it throws pain at you, the power to overcome that is in your head

Rose is a creative person who runs her own small business and has had to overcome a lot of things in life. Rose has worked hard on who she is […]

28
Jun

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Shoulder Pain Recovery Story

Alex, a personal trainer, suffered a serious shoulder injury about 7 months ago (a grade III Acromio-clavicular sprain). The injury had a significant impact on particularly his physical well being, […]