Hvorfor bliver du ved med at have smerter? – Et brev til mine patienter, som lider af kroniske smerter.

Here is the Danish version of my recent post: "Why does your pain persist? – A letter to my patients suffering from chronic pain (part 1)" (link) A big thank to Kasper Thornton for the translation!   Hvorfor bliver du ved med at have smerter? - Et brev til mine patienter, som lider af kroniske smerter. …

A letter to a freshly graduated therapist (part 2 – Classification models)

Now that you know the basics, we can get slightly more specific with classification models. These are classifications used in physiotherapy. Keep in mind that whatever classification you use, it should help you refer when needed. We have to understand that we can not treat everything. I am biased. I believe that classifying patients leads to better …

Why does your pain persist? – A letter to my patients suffering from chronic pain (part 1)

Therapists are welcome to link this post to their patients suffering from chronic pain. First of all, I hate the word chronic. The word “chronic” sounds like the pain will last forever… but most of the time, it doesn’t. Furthermore, what does chronic even mean? The word creates debates even within healthcare professionals. Is it …

A letter to a freshly graduated therapist (part 1) – The Basics

This post if for young therapists that freshly graduated and other interested therapists. First of all, congratulations, you just graduated. Enjoy this moment, you have worked hard and probably deserve it. Now there is a few things I want to tell you… First of all, physiotherapy is the most amazing profession! You get to learn …

How do we identify central sensitization?

How do we identify central sensitization (CS).. in the clinic? The first important step is EXCLUDE neuropathic pain. Neuropathic pain characteristics include: History of lesion or disease of the nervous system Evidence from diagnostic investigations to reveal an abnormality of the nervous system Pain/sensory dysfunction neuroanatomically logical Often burning, shooting, and pricking. N.B: Neuropathic pain …