TSPP 028: Understanding Pain, A Talk With Mike Stewart

Hi Guys,

I am back with another podcast all about understanding pain and how best to treat patients who have chronic pain conditions. On the podcast I interview Mike Stewart who teaches courses on pain and how to best educate people who have chronic complaints.

It was a fantastic chat and you can check it out below:

The issues we talked about are below:

  • Pain and understanding of pain has come on a long way but we tend to still use the biomedical model in healthcare why do you think this is?
  • What would you say are the most important topics around pain for therapists to read around and understand?
  • We are more aware these days of how pain is a multi factorial problem, but clinically what sorts of things are we looking for to spot for more psychosocial issues and are there specific questions you like in the subjective or is it just a case of active listening and trying to really understand where the patient is coming from?
  • When you get someone who has been educated badly about pain by previous healthcare professionals (or others) how do you go about dissecting that and bringing them round?
  • Do you think there is a place for manual therapy within the context of pain education and if so where?
  • Is there any recommended evidence or other resources for therapists you would recommend with regards to pain science?
  • Hindsight question: If you could go back and learn or tell yourself something when you qualified that you know now, what would it be?

Hopefully you really enjoyed the podcast

If you did I would really appreciate a 5 star review and a few comments on iTunes so that the podcast can get more listeners and we can educate more people. You can do this by clicking below:


To find out more about Mike you can check out his website and twitter which are below:

Website: www.knowpain.co.uk

Twitter: @knowpainmike


About the Author

Chris Lendrum is a physio and strength coach working out of The Third Space gym in London. He is a specialist in human movement and rehabilitation and likes to work with clients to restore correct movement patterns and eliminate pain before progressing them on to strength training for optimal health.

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