Graham treats all musculoskeletal pain conditions and is a specialist in treating chronic pain, including low back pain, fibromyalgia and headaches. He has carried out extensive studies in order to have an integrated mind/body approach to pain management. He finds it very useful to use a combination of manual therapy techniques, mindfulness, hypnotherapy or relaxation techniques, as well as coaching people on lifestyle changes, helping people reach the goals they seek in order to improve the quality of their lives. As part of the service Graham is happy to create tailored exercise programmes, that are in video format, that can be emailed for ease of use and are yours to keep for the future.
To gain a deeper understanding of why Graham has a up to date method of pain management, take 17 minutes to watch this fascinating presentation on pain, by one of the country’s leading pain neuroscientists.
What treatment plan is best for me?
Standard treatment sessions are an initial 45 minutes, but if you have been suffering pain for 3-6 months or longer, Graham recommends an in-depth 90 minute initial interview, where a detailed understanding of your history can be gathered in order to find the best possible management programme to suit you.
If you are unsure whether you would benefit from this approach, try filling in the two questionnaires below. If you score over 50 for the “Orebro” pain questionnaire and/or over 30 for the “pain catastrophising scale” (PCS) it suggests it would be helpful to start the treatment with the 90 minute interview. They have been shown to be effective tools in gauging the likely level of disability for someone in pain in 6 months time.