Pain, work and disability

Persistent pain, work and disability

Evie from getbetteronline.co.uk speaks with patient pain self-management Tina about her experience of physiotherapy care for persistent pain due to sciatica. They discuss topics such as Tina’s experience with less-than-optimal physiotherapy care, and how in retrospect her treatment could have been better. How Tina began gain control and improve her function in daily life. She…

Breathing Techniques

Breathing techniques for chronic pain

Evie from getbetteronline.co.uk speaks with patient advocate and pain self-management expert Adrian McGregor about approaches he has found to help with his own chronic pain condition. In this discussion, Adrian talks about breathing techniques which he has found helpful for relieving his symptoms. Adrian uses these techniques in combination with good sleep and nutrition habits…

Claire Minshull Sports

Bridging the Gap

Evie and Claire from getbetteronline.co.uk discuss Claire’s professional background and why she founded Get Back to Sport. In this chat, Claire talks about her background as a Rehabilitation and Conditioning Specialist, and the mis-match she noticed between strengthening programmes for “healthy” people as compared with rehabilitation programmes for clinical populations. Claire explains how Get Back…

Coaching psychologist

Coaching Psychologist Serena Simmons discusses her work

Serena Simmons from getbetteronline.co.uk talks about her work as a coaching psychologist.  Serena has a wealth of knowledge and experience in helping people achieve their goals, whether they are related to career, rehabilitation from illness/injury or sports performance. Serena’s joy and passion for her work really comes across in this interview:  “Helping someone really achieve…

San Diego Pain Summit

The San Diego Pain Summit

Rajam Roose is the founder of the San Diego Pain Summit, a yearly conference featuring some of the world’s leading expert clinicians and researchers in the field of pain science and the biopsychosocial model of therapy practice. Became a massage therapist so she could buy a sailboat Became fascinated in pain science because she suspected that…

elimination diet

Elimination Diets – How and why

Dietician Lisa Hancock talks to Evie Martin about elimination diets. This form of dieting is increasingly popular as people explore ways to lose weight, improve their energy or manage pain conditions. As Lisa points out, one of the most important things about trying an elimination diet is to go slowly and try only one food…