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.


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Things Peter O’Sullivan learnt after fracturing his shoulder, and tips for people in pain

Peter O’Sullivan discusses some of the lessons he learned during his experience with a fractured shoulder and what tips he has for people with pain after his experience Things Peter […]


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I told myself I gotta move on

Leo moved to Australia from Burma in 1998. He’s married with a very young baby. He is a diesel mechanic by trade, but has changed job recently, and is now […]


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Ten Low Back Pain Facts – VIDEOs

Kevin Wernli Physiotherapist & PhD Candidate (2-3 minute read) On the last day of 2019, the British Journal of Sports Medicine (BJSM) published an article titled: Back to basics: 10 […]


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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 […]


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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 […]