My name is Janet Betts and I am a physiotherapist with a special interest in helping people who struggle with persistent pain. My career has been based in the NHS and private sector where for many years I have worked with patients who have a wide range musculoskeletal problems. I understand that many people live with long term pain and that this can be debilitating and prevent us from living the life we want to lead.
My aim at Embrace is to work with you to understand your pain and to develop new ways of moving forward based on what is important to you.
We can have pain which comes on and subsides as we expect, either on its own, or with the right advice and treatment. Sometimes for some people the picture is less straightforward and the pain persists, perhaps as part of a chronic condition, but often for no obvious reason.
It can alter how we view ourselves and how we interact with the world
Pain changes how we think and how we feel. It can make us anxious and low in mood.
We can feel that our “pain is not real “ or that “we should” be able to get on with it”
We know that our pain is often about so much more than the back that hurts everyday or shoulder pain that won’t go way.
We know that each of us will experience pain in our own unique way.
We can learn new ways of thinking about our pain. We can learn what we can do to help ourselves move forward.