The Role of Imaging for Lower Back Pain

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Have you recently wanted some medical imaging to work out what the cause of your pain is? Only to be knocked back by your healthcare professional who said you don’t…

Treat the Person, Not the Diagnosis

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Rethinking How We ‘Fix’ Pain When we get injured we want to know what is going on. We want a diagnosis. Makes sense right? However, when pain hangs around for…
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How We Treat Pain With a Holistic Approach

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At Tailored health, we use the best quality evidence to treat our clients. When treating pain, the current best evidence is to use a Biopsychosocial approach. But what exactly is…

Am I just making everything worse?

Pain
There is a real battle when in pain. It grabs your attention and makes you wonder “Is this pain new? Does it mean I have done some tissue damage? Should…

Mobility and Pain

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The definition of mobility is “the ability to move or be moved freely and easily.” Our joints have a range of movement considered to be normal and finding ranges of…

The Role of Massage in Pain Management

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Today I want to explore massage and its role in ongoing lower back pain There is evidence to suggest that massage can be beneficial in reducing pain in chronic lower…

Gradual Exposure and Pacing

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Last blog I talked about returning to activities which currently result in a flare up and how finding a baseline is good starting point But what’s next? Today is all…

Boom and Bust

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I get excited by being active I have always loved netball, running around and pretending like I can do gymnastics, basketball, ballet, parkour, rock climbing or anything involving movement. Experiencing…

Just Move!

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An all too frequent situation when someone talks about their back pain is to focus on what movements they can’t do. This leads to FEAR AVOIDANCE. Fear avoidance is the…

The Plastic Brain and Treating Pain

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The brain has been discovered to be plastic Not Tupperware plastic but neuroplastic meaning the brain has the ability to change and form new pathways over the course of a…

Tackling Pain – The Brain

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A big part of taking control and managing my own ongoing pain was to understand how pain occurs from a physiological point of view.  Opposed to what I once thought,…

Claire’s Story of Chronic Pain

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HOW IT ALL STARTED Chronic pain. Just the word ‘chronic’ makes me cringe. The definition of chronic is longer than 3 months. At the age of 18, this concept didn’t…

Meet Claire! Our Newest Member

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Hi, I’m Claire. I’m the newest addition to the Tailored Health team.  You might have seen my face pop up on Facebook or even met me if you have come…