In one of our recent workshops, we discussed exercising with pain and we based our discussion on Prof Lorimer Moseley’s definition of pain:

“Pain is an unpleasant feeling that is felt somewhere in the body  and urges us to protect that body part.” “Pain is an output, not an input.”

We learnt that not all pain is “dangerous” and that we can and should, under careful medical guidance, be able to tolerate some exercise, with and despite pain. We reviewed different ways of rating pain and discussed that pathology seen on x-rays and MRI’s do not always correlate with pain. Aimie updated us on her PhD into headaches, migraines and whiplash and taught us about how the neck can contribute to headaches and that it is important to have a strong “core” in the neck as well as the trunk. We have created a short video briefly summarising some of the content discussed in the pain workshop.