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 tried many therapies and remedies; some of which helped for a time. However, after recently being diagnosed with advanced osteoarthritis and feeling frustrated and depressed […]


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 as a person. Rose has osteoarthritis of her back, has ongoing back pain, has had back surgery, has rheumatoid arthritis and experiences bad migraines. “…I […]


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, but as it stopped him from working, exercising and doing the things that brought him joy and meaning, it also had a significant impact on […]

Cognitive Functional Therapy changed my life!

Tina writes a blog on living well with pain, in this post she discussed her life-changing experience of Cognitive Functional Therapy.   Why do some physiotherapists follow a Cognitive Functional Therapy (CFT) approach when treating chronic pain conditions?  What does this mean?  Is CFT any better than any other approach?  How does it benefit me as […]


Now I know the pain is only going to be very short term

Rick is 49 years old, works in the transport industry and loves Chevy cars and motorbikes. In 2006, Rick was involved in a motor vehicle accident: “…I was rear ended. Before that, I had no back or leg pain. I was fit and played golf all the time, at least once a week”. After the […]