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Some useful resources to help you UNDERSTAND pain and move towards RECOVERY

Understanding your pain

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Understanding your pain

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Check out our Flippin’ Pain Formula resources whether you’re looking for videos, infographics or podcasts to help you understand pain – we’ve got you covered!

The Flippin’ Pain Formula

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A booklet explaining persistent pain and what might help

Knowpain

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A video in which Adriaan Louw explains persistent pain, using the analogy of an alarm system

Persistent pain explained in 3 minutes 

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A workbook providing information about pain and what you can do to self-manage

Pain Science Workbook

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A leaflet explaining persistent pain and what might help

Understanding persistent pain

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Louis Gifford’s famous works have been published in three volumes and are as accessible to laypeople as to clinicians

Louis Gifford Aches & Pains

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A leaflet written by people living with pain for people living with pain highlighting some of the things they’ve learnt about pain that they wish they’d known before

If only I’d known…

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An Australian animation explaining persistent pain

Understanding pain in less than five minutes 

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A brilliant TEDx talk by Professor Lorimer Moseley

Why do we hurt?

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A 20min podcast for clinicians and people living with pain that explores positive strategies to treat persistent pain

Dr Kieran O’Sullivan on managing pain

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This audio book provides a simple, conversational explanation of pain physiology from Canadian Physiotherapist Neil Pearson. It’s a great start to understand that we can influence pain and find ways to move and live well again when pain persists.

Free Resources – Pain Care U

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A great new book that puts forward a refreshingly simple approach to pain recovery

Permission to Move

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Watch this brilliantly animated video about how pain and the brain are linked

Karen D. Davis: How does your brain respond to pain?

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Beautifully presented book with accessible information for clinicians and people living with pain written by David Butler and Lorimer Moseley

Explain Pain

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Elliot Krane is a Paediatrician specialising in complex pain but his TED talk is applicable to adults wanting to learn about pain too

Elliot Krane: The mystery of chronic pain

Moving towards recovery

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A website providing resources designed to help you learn skills to become an effective self-manager of your pain

My Live Well with Pain

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A booklet to support people to live well with pain

Living Well with Pain

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A leaflet providing information and advice about sleep

Getting a Good Nights Sleep

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A website containing a pain self-management guide, resources and access to workshops

Pain Toolkit

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An accessible textbook about Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), a psychological strategy aimed at reducing the ‘battle’ with pain and taking committed action to move towards your values

Living beyond your pain

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An online pain self-management course developed in America and based on Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

Paintrainer

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An interactive programme exploring pain and how it can affect people

ReConnect2Life

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A video from a leading psychologist specialising in persistent pain, Tamar Pincus

Pain and me

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Free online pain education videos

Retrain Pain Foundation 

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A radio programme which brings together people with persistent pain and specialists to discuss pain and resources which can help

Airing pain

For health professionals

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A 2-part Podcast with the brains behind www.knowpain.co.uk Mike Stewart KnowPain: Metaphoric Expression

Part 1

Part 2

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If you enjoyed the podcasts above, Mike Stewart also runs courses

Know Pain

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A manual for clinicians who work with people in persistent pain. It is full of immediately practical info to help clinicians better understand the treatment of pain and how to help people rethink, re-engage and recover

Explain Pain Supercharged

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A blog aimed at HCPs by New Zealand-based Occupational Therapist Bronnie Lennox Thompson. Bronnie lives with Fibromyalgia herself

HealthSkills Blog

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Various UK universities run Pain focussed MSc courses

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An organisation providing information, evidence and support to patients and clinicians to develop modern pain science knowledge and skills

Neuro Orthopaedic Institute

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A collection of metaphors and stories by Prof. Lorimer Moseley to help you understand and explain the biology of pain

PainfulYarns

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Louis Gifford’s famous works have been published in three volumes and are as accessible to laypeople as to clinicians.

Louis Gifford Aches & Pains

 

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