Device Orientation

Pain Toolkit (Fibromyalgia)

Pain Toolkit (Fibromyalgia)

Worldwide Edition

Pain Toolkit (Fibromyalgia)

Pain Toolkit (Fibromyalgia)

This new worldwide version of the Pain Toolkit is for people who live fibromyalgia and feel like they are struggling, but want to get back in the driving seat

Android users click here

Apple users click here

The text you see in blue within the Toolkit are hyperlinks to extra useful pain self-management information and also to the Pain Toolkit videos

So is persistent pain and fibromyalgia a problem a problem around the world?

Yes, it’s become a problem worldwide. For instance here in the UK the short answer is yes, so you are not on your own. 

Here are some facts from the British Medical Journal Chronic (BMJ) Pain affects between one-third and one-half of the population of the UK, corresponding to just under 28 million adults, based on data from the best available published studies. This figure is likely to increase further in line with an ageing population.

People with persistent pain were more likely to be anxious or depressed - 69% with severe pain are worried about their moods.

Pete says…I receive daily emails from people who are worried, anxious and even get depressed. 

Is Fibromyalgia common?

The NHS in the UK says… Some estimates suggest nearly 1 in 20 people may be affected by fibromyalgia to some degree. One of the main reasons it's not clear how many people are affected. 

12 Pain Toolkit Tools 

  • Tool 1 - Accept that you have persistent pain ... and then begin to move on 
  • Tool 2 - Get involved, building a support team 
  • Tool 3 - Pacing daily activities 
  • Tool 4 - Learn to prioritise/plan out your days 
  • Tool 5 - Setting Goals/ Action Plans 
  • Tool 6 - Being patient with yourself 
  • Tool 7 - Learn relaxation skills 
  • Tool 8 - Meaningful movement (keeping active)
  • Tool 9 - Keep a diary and track your progress 
  • Tool 10 - Have a setback plan 
  • Tool 11 - Teamwork 
  • Tool 12 - Keeping it up and being resilient. 

Important: 

On Pages 25 - 30 you will see links to others non for profit organisations in the UK, Ireland, America, Australia, Canada and New Zealand.

Your three step guide for using the Pain Toolkit 

  1. Read it and show the Pain Toolkit to your circle of support: your partner, family, friends, work colleagues and your healthcare team. 
  2. Choose and circle only two or three tools you think will make a positive change to self-managing your pain. Ask for help from your support circle if needed. 
  3. Once you feel confident with those tools, then do the same steps and choose another two or three tools. Repeat again when needed. 

Android users click here

Apple users click here

Pain Toolkit Game

Pain Toolkit Game

Pain Toolkit Game

Pain Toolkit Game

Whether you are a person with persistent pain or a healthcare professional, the Pain Toolkit can help you test your knowledge

Click here to play the game

 

Focus Games Ltd

Payment from Eventbrite and donation to British Red Cross Ukraine Crisis Appeal

Payment from Eventbrite and donation to British Red Cross Ukraine Crisis Appeal

Payment from Eventbrite and donation to British Red Cross Ukraine Crisis Appeal

Hi Everyone

Please see below information from Eventbrite of the payment of £4,526.99 and also proof of payment to the British Red Cross Ukraine Crisis Appeal

Thanks again for your support

Pete 

The surprising exercise every over 50 should do to improve strength (and brain power)

The surprising exercise every over 50 should do to improve strength (and brain power)

The surprising exercise every over 50 should do to improve strength (and brain power)

NHS figures show that around one in three adults over 65 will have at least one fall a year, stresses physiotherapist Katie Knapton, while half of people over 80 will have at least one fall a year. In 2013, National Institute for Health and Care Excellence figures estimated that they cost the NHS more than £2.3 billion each year.

Katie Knapton from PhysioFastOnline explains more here

Pain Toolkit are NOW available in different languages

Pain Toolkit are NOW available in different languages

Pain Toolkit are NOW available in different languages

Pain Toolkit in different languages

Arabic

Austrian

Chinese 

Dutch

French

German

Greek

Gujarati

Italian

Polish

Portugease

Spanish

Swedish

Please support the Pain Toolkit to develop new resources, by donating here

 

Supported Pain Self-Management - Coaching Database

Supported Pain Self-Management - Coaching Database

Supported Pain Self-Management - Coaching Database

Supported Pain Self-Management - Coaching Database 

As supported self-management is becoming more accepted and popular, I thought it would be useful to create a database of Coaches around the world, so those people with persistent or long-term condition would know where to go.

So what is a coach?

A coach gives the person confidence to make their own changes and find their own solutions by accessing the qualities that are already inside them. Anon

If you are healthcare worker, who is coaching self-management skills, send me your...

  • Name
  • Profession
  • Where you are from 
  • Coaching qualifications

Send to via the website 

UK 

Pete Moore (UK)

Katie Knapton UK

  • Online Chartered Physiotherapist and Coach
  • Attended Pain Toolkit Coaching workshop
  • PhysioFast Online Website

Caroline Hooper HCPC (UK)

  • Registered Chartered  Physiotherapist With MSc Pain Management
  • Attended Pain Toolkit Coaching workshop
  • PCI accredited health coaching via Peak Health
  • Undergoing EEMCC health & wellbeing  coaching accreditation via TPCHealth

LiveFit Gym (UK)

  • LIVE FIT is community and offers online coaching for meaningful movenement, stretching/excercise, healthier eating and general well-being
  • Personal training
  • Website LiveFit

 

America

James Stark

  • Physical Therapist - 30 years of experience.
  • Attended Pain Toolkit Coaching workshop

 

Australia

 

Canada

Deana Tsiapalis - Based Ontario, Canada

  • Remedial movement specialist/coach
  • Degree in physical health and education and learned Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) 
  • Website Pain 2 Posibilities

 

New Zealand - Christchurch, New Zealand

Bronnie Lennox Thompson

  • Occupational Therapy - Psychology
  • Coaching qualifications - Occupational Therapy

Within her work, Bronnie uses... 

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) 
  • Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and
  • Mindful movement
  • Developing an Clinical Reasoning course

Health Skills

 

South Africa

 

Worldwide

 

Please support the Pain Toolkit to develop new resources, by donating here

CANADIAN Pain Toolkit Online Workshop Monday Monday 4th April -  Friday 8th April 2022 

CANADIAN Pain Toolkit Online Workshop Monday Monday 4th April -  Friday 8th April 2022 

Helping people in Canada to Self-Manage Persistent Pain

CANADIAN Pain Toolkit Online Workshop Monday Monday 4th April -  Friday 8th April 2022 

** Please note, the workshop is only for people living with persistent pain and not healthcare professionals**

CANADIAN Pain Toolkit Online Workshop Monday 7th March - Friday 11th March 2022 

Many people may not have access to Pain Management Programmes and so the Pain Toolkit has organised a team of experiencesd Coaches to run a 5-day (2.5hrs a day) workshop

The workshop is open to people living with persistent and open to maximum of 10 participants.

  • The Canadian workshop will be from Monday 4th -  Friday 8th April 2022 
  • Monday - Friday. 2.5hrs a day. From 9am - 11.30am British Columbia time

Cost of the workshop: 

Donation only - We are asking for donations as we are seeing if this concept is useful and creates change in participants. All coaches are giving their time for free but we have overheads to make the workshops happen.

Objectives of the workshop 

The main objective of workshops is to provide a comprehensive learning platform for people living with persistent pain. Give you the tools to move forward and start living again with some support.

Who runs the workshop

The workshops are run by Coaches Pete Moore with 25yrs experience of self-managing his pain, Mary Wing with 18yrs experience and Chartered Physiotherapist Katie Knapton, who has 30yrs plus supporting people with persistent pain.

What does supported self-management mean?

We use the term ‘supported self-management’ to mean the ways that health and social care services encourage, support and re-empower people to manage their persistent pain with the help and support of their healthcare worker.  Here is a short video, which explains really well. Click here

What happens in the workshops

The workshop is run at a pace to suit all participants and there is plenty on interaction. In other words, it’s not a sit and listen workshop. There will be fun times as well and the opportunity to help realise and set your own goals. 

After the workshop has finished all participants will be able to join Pain Toolkit Private Facebook support group. Only people who have attended the 5-day workshop will be able to join. Pete, Katie and Mary will also be available and offer extra support if needed. We will also be posting pain self-management information on the Facebook page.

Commitment

The only commitment we ask is that participants attend all five days and be willing to fill out evaluation forms after the workshop and thereafter at 3mths, 6mths and 12mths so we can evaluate how useful the workshops have been for participants.

CANADIAN Pain Toolkit Online Workshop Monday Monday 4th April - Friday 8th April 2022

Here is the link to book your place 

Places are limited to 10 so early booking is recommended. If you would live anymore information, please drop me message via the contact page on the this website

Passing on to others

If this workshop isn’t for you and managing okay, then please forward to others you know who would like to learn some very simple pain self-management skills, to help them get back in the driving seat.

If you have any questions, please let me know via the website contact link

Kind regards

  • Pete Moore UK
  • Katie Knapton UK
  • Keith Meldum Canada

The Pain Toolkit is the...#HomeOfSupportedPainSelfMgt & #SelfMgtLIVING 

Self-Management Toolkit - Carers Edition

Self-Management Toolkit - Carers Edition

Make self-management your first choice and not the last resort…

Self-Management Toolkit - Carers Edition

Self-Management Toolkit - Carers Edition

Pete Moore is the author and originator of the Pain Toolkit. He successfully lives with persistent pain, asthma, prostate cancer and osteoarthritis.

For 5years he was a parent carer and also taught self-management skills to via workshops

He has put these tools together with the help of friends, family and healthcare professionals.  

  • 12 Self-Management Tools 
  • Tool 1 - Accept that you have a long-term health condition ... and then begin to move on 
  • Tool 2 - Get involved, building a support team 
  • Tool 3 - Pacing daily activities 
  • Tool 4 - Learn to prioritise/plan out your days 
  • Tool 5 - Setting Goals/ Action Plans 
  • Tool 6 - Being patient with yourself 
  • Tool 7 - Learn relaxation skills 
  • Tool 8 - Meaningful movement, keeping Active...Stretching & Exercising
  • Tool 9 - Keep a diary and tracking your progress 
  • Tool 10 - Have a setback plan 
  • Tool 11 - Teamwork 
  • Tool 12 - Keeping it up and being resilient. 

The Self-Management has been adapted from the Pain Toolkit which I authored in 2001. When you click on each of the tools from 1-12, the videos are from the Pain Toolkit, simply because most people long-term health conditions, will be experiencing some type of long-term pain.

IMPORTANT: All monies from the sales of the ebooks, goes towards the upkeep of the website and developing new resources. The Pain Toolkit isn't supported by any any organisations or institutions. 

How to get the Self-Management Toolkit - Carers Edition

iBook (Apple users) 

Google Play (for android users)

If you are interested in a attending a workshop for Carers, please let me know via this link 

My Pain Toolkit

My Pain Toolkit

For young people and teenagers living with persistent pain

My Pain Toolkit

My Pain Toolkit eBook 

Within the eBook we have kept explainations simple to understand. Also easy to learn skills to help you get back on track.

How does your pain effect you?

Living with pain can be really difficult. Not only can it effect the things you do, it can also effect the way you feel, the way you think, and your relationships with your friends and family.

Managing pain is like learning any other skill such as learning to play the guitar or riding a bike - it just takes time and practice! Sometimes you could get frustrated, but stick with it. It does get easier.

My Pain Toolkit can help you to choose some simple tips and skills that focus on all these aspects of managing your pain. By learning these skills you CAN learn to self-manage your pain and live your life normally even though you have pain.

IMPORTANT: All monies from the sales of the ebooks, goes towards the upkeep of the website and developing new resources. The Pain Toolkit isn't supported by any any organisations or institutions 

My Pain Toolkit is available on...

iBooks (Apple users) 

Google Play (Andriod users)

If readers like My Pain Toolkit and would like to attend a dedicated workshop for younger people, please let me know and I will organise one. Contact me here 

Pete Moore

Back in the day and Pete reflecting on self-management and why it may have a long-way to go…

Back in the day and Pete reflecting on self-management and why it may have a long-way to go…

Back in the day…Pete reflecting on self-management

Back in the day and Pete reflecting on self-management and why it may have a long-way to go…

Back in the day…

I remember when when I first worked on the NHS Expert Patients Programme (EPP) in 2001 (It was a selfmgt programme for all people living long- term health conditions and here is a really good video, which explains what it was and how it worked) Two years ago, it celebrated its 20th Birthday and here is a video celebrating it 

I was telling a GP about the EPP and it was FREE and available for all he’s patients. He said “I could think of one patient that would benefit.” After he walked off I looked at Dave, who I was working with at the time and we laughed. He could ONLY think of one patient who would be suitable. We knew each GP surgery has a long- term health conditions register rammed with patients.

Myself and Dave went and had a cuppa and talked it over. If other GP’s were going to be like this one, then getting the EPP off the ground was going to be bloody difficult. It was GP’s had this doctor knows best attitude. We also wondered if other healthcare workers had the same way of thinking and to our surprise and the answer was yes. 

We did meet a friendly GP and he explained to us both what the medical model was and how it was main structure in healthcare. Selfmgt was never taught in medical schools. 

So 20 years on and has anything changed? 

  • In some areas it has but sadly in many places it hasn’t. 
  • Most healthcare workers have heard of the term selfmgt, but I’m not sure they fully understand its meaning or purpose.
  • Most med schools still haven’t included a selfmgt model in their curriculums.
  • There still seems to be a doctor know best attitude for LTC. I noticed that a lot in how my prostate cancer is managed. 
  • Healthcare workers are becoming more aware of being more like health coaches for persistent pain and long-term health conditions.
  • There are more Lay selfmgt coaches like myself here in the UK & around the world, but we need many more.
  • IASP recognised 4yrs patients need to be involved within their organisation, hence the development of Global Alliance of Partners for Pain Advocacy - GAPPA

Summing up…

  • There still needs to be a massive shift in healthcare workers manage people with with long-term health conditions. 
  • Selfmgt needs to be taught in schools as a life skill.
  • Will the above change in my lifetime or yours - NOPE

Thanks for reading and as always, please leave a comment, as I’m still eager to learn from others.

‘Permission to exit the holding pattern of pain and uncertainty’

‘Permission to exit the holding pattern of pain and uncertainty’

‘Permission to exit the holding pattern of pain and uncertainty’

"They called me a revolving door patient"

Healthcare workers back in the day called me a revolving door patient.  I didn’t realise it until some years after I attended a pain management programme, their medical model of care was actually the revolving door that kept me revolving in their medical system.

I’ve spent many years now helping people with persistent pain to break away from a medical pain mgt system. Sadly many have become so reliant on that system, there ccan a fear to break away from it. 

For me, breaking away from it, gave me freedom and my life back.

My friend Jo Belton wrote a blog some years ago entitled ‘Permission to exit the holding pattern of pain and uncertainty’ it resonated with me as how I (back in the day) and others living with persistent pain, seem go into a holding pattern, similar to what aeroplanes may have to do when a approaching an airport, because it's to busy.

People can become so reliant on the medical model, it can be scary to let go of it, but we need to give ourselves permission to land and get on with life, in spite of our pain.

But…we may need some help and why we need to find a programme, course or workshop to get us started.

I would like to hear from others, as to how you broke away from your holding pattern.

Joletta Belton is co-chair of Global Alliance of Partners for Pain Advocacy (GAPPA) Task Force 

 

Pain Toolkit T-shirts / Polo Shirts

Pain Toolkit T-shirts / Polo Shirts

Pain Toolkit T-shirts / Polo Shirts

How to get a Pain Toolkit T-shirts / Polo Shirts

I've been getting a massive amount of emails asking where to get a Pain Toolkit T-shirt / Polo Shirt

Mick from Birch Tree Crafts makes them, so drop him a line for details/costs etc. Click here to contact Mick

Once you have one, please send me a selfie of you wearing it

 

ONLINE Pain Toolkit Workshop for UK & English speaking EU Residents

ONLINE Pain Toolkit Workshop for UK & English speaking EU Residents

Pain Toolkit - The Home Of Supported Pain Self-Management

ONLINE Pain Toolkit Workshop for UK & English speaking EU Residents

ONLINE Pain Toolkit Workshop for UK & English speakers EU Residents

** Please note, the workshop is only for people living with persistent pain and not healthcare professionals**

Many people may not have access to Pain Management Programmes and so the Pain Toolkit has organised a team of experiencesd Coaches to run a 5-day (2.5hrs a day) workshop

The workshop is open to people living with persistent and open to maximum of 10 participants. We are running three workshops during 2022 in Canada and Australia

The first workshop will be in the UK & English speaking EU residents.  It starts on Monday 31st January - Friday 4th February

Monday - Friday. 2.5hrs a day. From 10am - 12.30pm GMT

Cost of the workshop: 

Donation only - We are asking for donations as we are seeing if this concept is useful and creates change in participants. All coaches are giving their time for free but we have overheads to make the workshops happen.

Objectives of the workshop 

The main objective of workshops is to provide a comprehensive learning platform for people living with persistent pain. Give you the tools to move forward and start living again with some support.

Who runs the workshop?

The workshops are run by Coaches Pete Moore with 25yrs experience of self-managing his pain, Keith Meldrum with 28yrs experience and Chartered Physiotherapist Katie Knapton, who has 30+yrs plus supporting people with persistent pain.

What does supported self-management mean?

We use the term ‘supported self-management’ to mean the ways that health and social care services encourage, support and re-empower people to manage their persistent pain with the help and support of their healthcare worker.

What happens in the workshops

The workshop is run at a pace to suit all participants and there is plenty on interaction. In other words, it’s not a sit and listen workshop. There will be fun times as well and the opportunity to help realise and set your own goals. 

After the workshop has finished all participants will be able to join Pain Toolkit Private Facebook support group. Only people who have attended the 5-day workshop will be able to join. Pete, Katie and Keith will also be available and offer extra support if needed. We will also be posting pain self-management information on the Facebook page.

Commitment

The only commitment we ask is that participants attend all five sessions and are willing fill out evaluation forms after the workshop and 3mths, 6mths and 12mths so we can evaluate how useful the Workshops have been for participants.

What next

Here is the link to book your place 

Places are limited so early booking is recommended. If you would live anymore information, please drop me message via the contact page on the this website

Passing on to others

If this workshop isn’t for you and managing okay, then please forward to others you know who would like to learn some very simple pain self-management skills, to help them get back in the driving seat.

If you have any questions, please let me know via the website contact link

Kind regards

  • Pete Moore UK
  • Katie Knapton UK
  • Keith Meldrum Canada
  • Mary Wing Australia

Videos from Pete and Katie

  • Intro to the workshop and why we think they are needed - click here to see/hear
  • Pete and Katie explain the contents of the workshop. Click here to see/hear
  • Dedication Pain Toolkit + Facebook pag. Click here to see/hear

#SelfMgtLIVING 

#HomeOfSupportedPainSelfMgt 

Pain Toolkit Events for 2022

Pain Toolkit Events for 2022

Pain Toolkit Events for 2022

Pain Toolkit Events for 2022

8th Oct 2022 - Pain Toolkit for Healthcare Workers For more information and how to book, click here 

10th May - 7th June 5-day workshop for people with long-term pain. Click here to register 

Pain Toolkit Monthly Cafe 

  • 23rd March : For more information and how to book, click here

NEW Short 14 Page digtal version of the Pain Toolkit. Available on Apple and Google Books. Only £5.00

Apple - download here 

Google Books - download here

Hard copy of the 24Page Pain Toolkit. Only available in the UK Click here to purchase

Three useful videos via PocketMedic 

Three useful videos via PocketMedic 

Three useful videos via PocketMedic 

Three useful videos via PocketMedic if you are person with persistent pain or a healthcare 

  1. What is persistent pain (Pain expert Dr Patrick Hill explains the difference between acute and chronic pain.?
  2. Visiting a Pain Clinic (Welcome to a Pain Clinic. We see what happens in a clinic and how patients learn about managing their pain)
  3. What is pain and an insight into a Pain Toolkit workshop (A group of people meets to share experience of pain. Expert patient, Pete Moore tells his story. It inspires the group to learn more about self-managing their pain.?

Click here to watch the videos

Message from PocketMedic

NHS healthcare professionals and patients have worked with the PocketMedic team to make this series of health information films. Each film has been reviewed by clinicians and patients alike to ensure that the information they share can help you to understand and manage your condition. However, if you have any concerns or worries about your health you should contact your healthcare professional for advice.

We would love to know if you found these films helpful. After watching all of the films, please take the time to fill out these four quick questions. Your feedback will help us improve this service. Thank you.  Click here to take part in the short feedback form

 

Brand new Pain Toolkit online Game

Brand new Pain Toolkit online Game

For people with persistent pain and healthcare professionals

Brand new Pain Toolkit online Game

Brand new Pain Toolkit online Game…for people with persistent pain and healthcare professionals

We have just had revised and updated the Pain Toolkit online Game

How much do really know about supported pain self-management?

Click here to play the game. Its FREE

 

Focus Games Ltd

Pain Toolkit AudioBooks via Audible

Pain Toolkit AudioBooks via Audible

For people who like to get their information on the move or who may have a vision impairment

Pain Toolkit AudioBooks via Audible

Pain Toolkit AudioBooks via Audible

For people who like to get their information on the move or who may have a vision impairment

Narrated by Melissa Clements and Bob Dobson

The Pain Toolkit (Worldwide Edition)

The Back Pain Toolkit (Worldwide Edition)

Pain Toolkit Handbook for Healthcare Professionals 

Self-management Toolkit (for long-term health conditions

Nueropathic Pain Toolkit (UK / Australia) Many thank to my good friend Keith Meldrum for co-edtiting the digital version with me 

Nueropathic Pain Toolkit (UK / Canada) Many thank to my good friend Mary Wing for co-edtiting the digital version with me 

Brand NEW Website for people living Long-Covid (Long-Haulers)

Brand NEW Website for people living Long-Covid (Long-Haulers)

Self-Management information for people living with Long-Covid

Brand NEW Website for people living Long-Covid (Long-Haulers)

Self-Management information for people living with Long-Covid - aka Long-Haulers

Symptoms should get better over time, some may take longer than others, but there are things you can do to help

Before February 2020 no one had ever heard of Covid-19, let alone the term ‘Long Covid’ and even now, both healthcare professionals and people with long covid are still learning about the affects it has.

Some people are reporting lingering symptoms after overcoming their initial bout with Covid and struggling to get to grips with a rehab programme.

Long Covid refers to a condition where a person doesn’t feel fully recovered from their illness, anything from 4 weeks or months later, after the infection has resolved. Initial reports indicate that one of the outcomes of even milder Covid-19 infections can include fatigue, persistent pain, including:

  • Painful joints or muscles
  • Fatigue
  • Memory and concentration problems - brain fog
  • Breathlessness
  • Chest pain

Plus a whole range of other symptoms. This is not always related to the severity of your infection and symptoms can often be fluctuating. This Toolkit will not be going into any specific symptoms but simple self-management tools, which work for a long-term health condition and can help you get yourself back in the driving seat.

Clink here to go directly to the website

Pain Toolkit Neuropathic Pain UK and Australia

Pain Toolkit Neuropathic Pain UK and Australia

Now available on Apple and Google

Pain Toolkit Neuropathic Pain UK and Australia

The Pain Toolkit Neuropathic Pain UK and Australia is now available

This Pain Toolkit ....is for people who live with Neuropathic persistent, long-term pain and would like to learn some more simple self-management skills, to themselves get back in the driving seat.

It is not meant to be the last word in pain self-management but a handy guide to help you get started.

Pete Moore from the UK and co-author Mary Wing from Australia collaborated in this edition of the Pain Toolkit. Mary also lives with neuropathic pain and has learnt, how to self-manage it.

Apple Books

Google Books

Pain Toolkit Educational Resources GoFundMe Page

Pain Toolkit Educational Resources GoFundMe Page

Pain Toolkit Educational Resources GoFundMe Page

The Pain Toolkit  has become a hub or go-to website for people with persistent pain and also healthcare professionals who support them.

Hear Pete's personal message

Our main aim is to provide simple educational pain self-management resources.

In 2020 people generously donated nearly a £1000, so that we could turn these Toolkits into Audiobook versions - Pain Toolkit and the Back Pain Toolkit into Audio books.

The audiobook versions are ideal for…

  • People with vision problems 
  • Just like to sitting and listening
  • Learn better by listening
  • Learning while on the move

Feedback has been overwhelming, so much so, that now we would like to make Audiobook version for the... 

  • Self-Management Toolkit  
  • Pain Toolkit Neuropathic Pain

Any help and support, would be most welcome

Please donate here

Pete
Author of the Pain Toolkit 

#SelfMgtLIVING

In Conversation Videos

In Conversation Videos

with Healthcare Professionals

In Conversation Videos

In Conversation Videos Healthcare Professionals 

Below are interviews I have done with Healthcare Professionals in recent years

Dr Tim Williams

Pain Toolkit Interview with Physiotherapist Katie Knapton

Pain Toolkit interview with…Occupational Therapist Cheryl Crow

Pain Toolkit interview with…Physiotherapist  Hannah Leach

Pain & Sleep with Dr Sue Peacock

Interview with Lou James from Pinc and Steel

Jack Chew

Kieran O'Sullivan

Kjartan Vibe Fersum - Associate Professor, Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist,

Interview with Physical Therapist Sarah Haag

Interview with Melissa Cady - The Challenge Doctor

Pain Toolkit TV Interview with Physiotherapist, Felicity Thow

Pain Toolkit Interview with Physiotherapist - Mike James 

Pain Toolkit Interview with Paul McCambridge & Luke Davies

Pain Toolkit Interview with Professor Blair Smith

OT Linda Crawford & Dr Sue Peacock

Pain Toolkit interview with Maddy Nicholson

Pain Toolkit In Conversation with… Occupational Therapist Chloe Kitto

Pain Toolkit interview with Pain Nurse Mandy Wilson

A Way Forward and No Going Back - a In Conversation video with Sandy Hilton, Kat Gloor, Joletta Belton & Pete Moore

In Conversation with Occupational Therapist Bronnie Lennox Thompson

Pain Toolkit interview with Rajam Roose, from the San Diego Summit.

Pain Toolkit In Conversation with… Ruth Barber

Pain Toolkit In conversation with Bryn Kennard

Pain Toolkit & Physio Fast Online Interview with…  

Matt Jenkinson Physiotherapist 

1min interveiw Lissanthea Taylor

1min interveiw with With… James Stark Physical Therapist Michigan, USA.

Guidelines for Clinicians BEFORE having a telephone / Video call 

Up-and-coming Pain Toolkit events and projects during 2021

Up-and-coming Pain Toolkit events and projects during 2021

Up-and-coming Pain Toolkit events and projects during 2021

What to lookout for in 2021.... Up-and-coming Pain Toolkit events and projects

Pain Toolkit Cafe October

  • 17th November Cafe - Click here to book

Pain Toolkit Workshop for Allied Health Care Professionals 30th October 10am - 12.30pm. Pete Moore running the the workshop. Book here

NEW Short 14 Page digtal version of the Pain Toolkit. Available on Apple and Google Books. Only £5.00

  • Apple - download here 
  • Google Books - download here

Hard copy of the Pain Toolkit. Only available in the UK Click here to purchase

 

Sex and Intimacy - Pain Toolkit In Conversation

Sex and Intimacy - Pain Toolkit In Conversation

How a Occupational Therapist approaches the subject, for people living with persistent pain.

Sex and Intimacy - Pain Toolkit In Conversation

Sex and Intimacy - how a Occupational Therapist approaches the subject, for people living with persistent pain

Recently I made a Pain Toolkit In Conversation video with Occupational Therapist (OT) Chloe Kitto and during the conversation, Chloe mentioned how OT's often talk to patients about Sex and Intimacy.

I realised this is such a important subject which really isnt discussed within the Pain Management World and asked Chloe if we could make another video and discuss it in more details and we did.

During that video, it become apparent, information about sex and intimacy wasnt readily available. Chloe also did a Twitter Poll for healthcare professionals and it seems, they also wanted more information and support, to learn how to approach the subject with patients.

So, we are going to make a 3rd video soon and we are going to discuss organising a 1/2 workshop for healtcare profressionals. If you would like to join a workshop, please send me your contact details via the website and I will get back to you

NEW Short version of the Pain Toolkit (14 Pages)

NEW Short version of the Pain Toolkit (14 Pages)

Available on Apple and Google Books.

NEW Short version of the Pain Toolkit (14 Pages)

How to download the NEW Short 14 Page version of the Pain Toolkit. Available on Apple and Google Books.

Only £5.00

Apple - download here 

Google Books - download here

A very special Pain Toolkit workshop for people with long-term back pain

A very special Pain Toolkit workshop for people with long-term back pain

Trainers Pete Moore and well known Physiotherapist Katie Knapton

A very special Pain Toolkit workshop for people with long-term back pain

The workshop is for people who live with long-term back pain and want to learn simple back pain self-management skills.

The workshop will be run by two experiencd trainers. Pete Moore Author and Pain Toolkit Trainer & Physiotherapist Katie Knapton.

Pete who has self-managed his back pain for over 25yrs and Katie has nearly 30 years of experience working as a Physiotherapist both in the NHS and private sector

Introduction from Pete (how to book here)

Most people with back pain struggle to manage it. I know how they feel, because I also struggled back in the early 1990's.

It wasn't until I got mayself on a pain management programme in 1996, where I learn't some basic and simple life-long skills to self-manage my back pain, myself. 

I still use those skills today and why since 1997, I havent had the need to take any pain medication. I teach this same simple skills on the workshop.

Introduction from Katie...

I have nearly 30 years of working as a Physiotherapist both in the NHS and private sector. I have a wealth of experience and have come across my fair share of persisting pain sufferers. 

My goal is to try to help and get the self-management with support message out there and keen to help Pete on his mission. No one should suffer alone and knowledge and support is vital, keen to play a role in changing and empowering the pain patients. 

How the workshop works

The back pain workshop is online and 3hrs hours long..but could run on longer

Workshops will only have between 6-8 people, so there is time for people to be interactive with Pete and each other.

Watch the video from Pete Moore who gives an overview of the workshop 

All participants will receive a Certificate of attendance and a FREE Pdf of the Back Pain Toolkit.

Pain Toolkit Workshop overview 

  • Introductions and challenges you have living with back pain 
  • What do you want to get out of the workshop?
  • Setting the scene…why you and healthcare professionals get stuck and all the really interesting stuff 

Stretch/comfort break 10mins

  • Understanding the tools in the Back Pain Toolkit and how to use them
  • Explain the 5 key coaching back pain self-management skills?
  • Other tools for your toolkit
  • Ending the workshop

How to book, please click here

If you would like even more information, please contact Pete via the website

"I really liked Pete's last back pain workshop. No complicated language, with some really simple and easy to understand information. I wished I knew about the workshop earlier." L.H Essex

 

The International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP) Names 2021 the Global Year About Back Pain

The International Association for the Study of Pain has recognised the massive problem of back pain and so this year, they have 2021 the Global Year About Back Pain.

Here is a special message from the IASP President Claudia Sommer, MD 

Pain Toolkit 24 (A5) Page booklet

Pain Toolkit 24 (A5) Page booklet

(only available to UK residents)

Pain Toolkit 24 (A5) Page booklet

As you know, the Pain Toolkit has gone digital, but we have some of the hard copies left.

If you would like to buy one (only available to UK residents) please click here

FREE Postage

Persistent pain (also called chronic or long-term pain) is:Pain that continues for 3 months or more and may not respond to standard medical treatment. It can be disabling and frustrating for many people to manage. It can also affect relationships with your family, friends and work colleagues.

Sometimes people with persistent pain are told by healthcare professionals, after assessment: I am afraid you have a chronic or long-term pain problem. You will have to learn to live with it.

To date, your healthcare professionals may have done all that they can to help you and may have used many of the tools available in their toolkit. However there are so many things that you can do to help self- manage your pain; with the support of your healthcare professional, family, friends and work colleagues. All you need is to be willing to ask for help.

Have you become a can’t do person?

A ‘can’t do’ person is someone who has tried to carry out or take part in everyday tasks such as going to work, doing the housework, gardening, playing a sport, taking holidays, going to the cinema, eating out or taking part in family activities but has stopped or given them up because of their pain. When this happens it is usual for your confidence levels to reduce.

Is this ringing any bells? If you have reached this point you need to stop and take action.

By taking on board and practising the tools in the Pain Toolkit you could become a ‘can-do’ person again but

it could take time so please be patient with yourself.

Up and coming Pain Toolkit Workshops and events in 2021

Up and coming Pain Toolkit Workshops and events in 2021

Patients and Healthcare Professioanals

Up and coming Pain Toolkit Workshops and events in 2021

Healthcare Professional Workshops

  • 23rd January 2021 from 10.am - 12.30 For more information and how to book, please click here 

People living with persistent pain 

  • 16th January 2021 from 10.am - 12.30 For more information and how to book, please click here 
  • 6th February 2021 from 10am - 1.00pm (Pete Moore is running this special workshop with Physiotherapist Katie Knapton. For more information and to book, please click here

Pain Toolkit Cafe

  • 20th January 2021 10.am - 11.00am For more information and how to book, please click here
  • 24th February 2021 10am - 11am For more information and how to book, please click here

Tips and Guidelines for Patients and GP/Healthcare Professionals

Tips and Guidelines for Patients and GP/Healthcare Professionals

handy info to use when having a telephone or video appointment

Tips and Guidelines for Patients and GP/Healthcare Professionals

Pete's says...Since Covid-19 started back in March 2020 most GP/Healthcare Professional appointments have either been by telephone or video.

The other week I had a telephone appointment with a consultant. For me it didn't go well and I could tell the doctor was struggling, so I reached out to Katie Knapton, who is the founder of Physio Fast Online. I knew Katie has been conductiing online consultations for a few years, so she would very experienced, in coming up with some simple tips for healthcare professional colleagues.

Also having online consutations for people with persitent pain is very new, so we also came up with some tips those people as.

Below, we made two seperate videos, with the tips and we both hope, you find them useful.

The Pain Toolkit Virtual Reality App

The Pain Toolkit Virtual Reality App

Looking pain self-management, from a Virtual Reality point of view.

The Pain Toolkit Virtual Reality App

As you know, the Pain Toolkit is very much a 'can-do and innovative' organisation, so we are pleased to announce, we are developing a brand new Pain Toolkit Virtural Reality APP

We have teamed up with Floris and Freek from SyncVR from the Nederland’s, to develop, this exciting NEW Virtural Reality (VR) App using the Pain Toolkit concept.

So what different about this App? It is:

  • Interactive with others from around the world.
  • Educational and having fun at the same time.
  • Visual.
  • Conbines the Pain Toolkit Game with the Pain Toolkit videos.
  • Players can suggest new levels, as to what they would like to learn.

Watch the promotional video, to show how we make learning about pacing fun and interesting

What we need are people or organisations to financially support the project and become partners in this exciting project.

Interested and would like more information, then contact Pete via the website