Wo! this is going faster than I ever imagined. First up thanks to those of you who have signed up to ‘follow’ and an even bigger thanks to those of you who have posted such amazing comments.
I really wasn’t ready for this to go ‘out there’ but Adam Bjerre from Denmark found ‘me’ and left a message on the soma simple website… and off it went… I’ve thanked Adam very much but had to quickly re-tweak a few pages and realised I hadn’t quite included everyone in my story bit… particularly Ian Stevens from Dunblane and two very special American friends Bernie and Ellen Guth. I’m also struggling a bit with sorting the ‘blog’ page and all the ‘reply’ stuff… I’m getting a hand with that from time to time and trying to be a patient patient. Bloody widgets and side bars…..
Anyway, next up the 3 part series I did for the Organisation of Chartered Physiotherapists in Private Practice(now called ‘Physio First) journal: ‘In Touch’. The articles are a bit of my 2001-2003 spin on biopsychosocial/multidimensional thinking and an introduction to the ‘Shopping Basket Approach’ – The way I think and reason with patients given all the evidence base meshed with my own thoughts with regards biomedicine, healing and recovery, pain mechanisms, disability, function, impairments, fitness and the the various ways of thinking about and dealing with pain. Part 3 gives a patient example which may help!
I’ll also put up the clinical reasoning article I did with Dave Butler and a lengthy complex pain case history that was published in Mark Jones’ book ‘Clinical Reasoning for Manual therapists…. so you can see where I came from and where I ended up. When you read the case history note how Mark Jones keeps asking and harping on about bloody abdominal muscles! I love Mark to bits but he did seem to think I’d missed something with this lady… Anyway see what you think…
While on abdominal muscles, don’t forget their main function before we all went and sat down in front of computers and moved around in cars… – breathing! Panting! Shouting… Not…. tensing to pick a pen up from the floor, or doing sit-ups – unless you’re like me and have to get out of bed to have a pee 5 or more times a night….
Hope you enjoy and I really appreciate everyone who’s joined in… and made such encouraging comments..