Resources

There is a wealth of fascinating and useful information out there...

here’s some of my favourite bits and bobs....

CBT/Psychological stuff

 

Documents / Web pages

What is CBT? Article written for health professionals by the lead organisation for CBT – The British Association of Cognitive and Behavioural Psychotherapies (BABCP) https://www.babcp.com/files/Public/what-is-cbt-web.pdf

Nice patient summary of what is CBT written by NHS choices: http://www.nhs.uk/conditions/cognitive-behavioural-therapy/Pages/Introduction.aspx or another one written by the BABCP http://www.babcp.com/Public/What-is-CBT.aspx

Great info sheet on insomnia written for patients by Dr Evans. As we know, there is a big overlap between long-term health conditions, pain, and insomnia http://www.evanshealthlab.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/5MMS_insomnia.pdf

Free CBT online resource for people with depression https://moodgym.anu.edu.au/welcome

Free CBT online resource for people distressed due to a variety of reasons http://www.llttf.com

Find a CBT therapist: www.cbtregisteruk.com

 

Books

Mind Over Mood – Dennis Greenberger & Christine Padesky 1995 Guilford Press. A bit of a CBT ‘bible’. A self-help manual that is suitable for pretty much anyone with psychological/emotional distress.

The ‘Overcoming series’ are excellent CB self help books written on a range of conditions including: Overcoming depression, Overcoming Insomnia and Sleep Problems, Overcoming Chronic Fatigue, Overcoming Pain and booklets including Introduction to Coping with: Health Anxiety, Panic, Phobias. See www.overcoming.co.uk

Cognitive Therapy – Basics and Beyond; 2nd Ed, Judith Beck 2011 Guilford Press. This is a generic book that is helpful for honing cognitive restructuring skills.

The competence of physiotherapists to deliver a cognitive behavioural approach for low back pain – click here for a link to my outstanding thesis, ahem.

 

Podcasts

Psychological interventions in physiotherapy. This podcast is one of the excellent ‘Physio Matters Podcast’s. Maybe I like it because I get a mention…. See http://chewshealth.co.uk/tpmpsession9/

 

Pain stuff

Web pages

Pain toolkit – a whole heap of useful information on pain management written for patients http://www.paintoolkit.org

More patient information in pain, in different languages, from chronicpainscotland.org http://www.knowledge.scot.nhs.uk/pain/nhs-boards/nhs-greater-glasgow-and-clyde/for-professionals.aspx

Physiotherapy Pain Association – for on-going CPD and like-minded individuals. Keep a look out for the Happy Friday Links. http://ppa.csp.org.uk

 

Books

Aches and Pains – Louis Gifford 2014. A series of three books that every physio should read, written by the incredible man that started and inspired my journey into pain management, CBT, and teaching. http://giffordsachesandpains.com/book-sales/

Painful Yarns - Metaphors and Stories to help understand the biology of Pain. Lorimer Moselely 2007. A little book with hilarious ‘yarns’. http://www.amazon.co.uk/Painful-Yarns-Metaphors-Stories-understand/dp/0979988004

See the above section for Overcoming Pain, a CB self-help book.

 

Videos

Understanding pain in less than 5 minutes and what to do about it https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4b8oB757DKc

Some great animated patient education videos by Dr Evans, including ones on Low Back pain http://www.evanshealthlab.com/low-back-pain-video/ and Opiods http://www.evanshealthlab.com/opioids/

Here’s a video of Lorimer Moseley speaking about how pain is an output of the brain. He’s a very clever physio from Australia. http://tedxtalks.ted.com/video/TEDx-Adelaide-Lorimer-Moseley-W

Patient education booklets

Understanding Persistent Pain - This is an excellent pain education booklet written by health professionals in Southern Tasmania.

 

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