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Deconstructing: Cognitive Functional Therapy | Pain in the Neck – Physical Therapy Fitness Article

Deconstructing: Cognitive Functional Therapy | Pain in the Neck If you have had the pleasure of working alongside a clinician who has previously attended a Cognitive Functional Therapy (CFT) workshop, you will understand very well when I say that Cognitive Functional Fever may well be a more appropriate working title for this approach. I think there is a genuine and palpable sense of zeal surrounding CFT, that we simply don’t witness with respect to ‘Combined Movements of the Lumbar Spine’ courses,…

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Reflections on 30 years as a Physiotherapist – Physical Therapy Fitness Article

Reflections on 30 years as a Physiotherapist ‘Life can only be understood backwards.’ Søren Kierkegaard ‘So you want to be a masseur, Worsfold?’ spat my chemistry teacher Dr Davies sarcastically on hearing that I had applied for physiotherapy training. I had wanted to be a chemistry teacher, but changed my mind at the last minute. I wanted to ‘do something to help people’ and I loved science. I guess I kind of fell into physiotherapy…well, it certainly wasn’t a clutching embrace that’s…

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On opening the clinical encounter – Physical Therapy Fitness Article

On opening the clinical encounter I heard some wonderful opening lines waft through the thin cubicle curtains (as if privacy were just a visual thing) in my time as an NHS physiotherapist, but nothing beats the pain of ‘Shall we share a story?’ – an intrusive frown to boot I bet – delivered by an eager early adopter of the psychosocial aspects of our work, back in the late nineties. But where and how should we begin our sessions – and…

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