Talking to Pete Moore – Pain self-management educator and advocate

Pete Moore is a pain self-management expert and author of the Pain Toolkit. Having learned to manage his own long term pain, he has done an enormous amount of work to help others self-manage their pain to improve their quality of life.

He has authored an incredibly valuable resource, The Pain Toolkit, a simple booklet for people with pain which can be downloaded from the website https://www.paintoolkit.org/. This is now used extensively in the UK, Europe, Australia and New Zealand and has translated into Austrian, Arabic, Dutch, French, Norwegian, German, Gujarati, Indonesian, Italian, Polish, Portuguese, Spanish and Swedish.

In these videos we discuss many topics including

-Pete’s views on how clinicians can use telehealth to benefit their patients.

-The similarities in effective communication on video and face to face

-What people with long-term pain need from telehealth.

-Taking an educational approach instead of a “treatment” approach

-Pete’s experiences of transitioning from in-person to virtual workshops

An important message coming through from Pete in these discussions is that people in pain are very much willing, able and ready to use video consultations. He asserts that any reluctance to adapting to this virtual approach is likely on the clinician’s part, NOT the patient’s.

It was wonderful to have the opportunity to speak with Pete, someone who has worked tirelessly to empower others to live better lives with chronic pain. As therapists, we should all listen to his message.

Evie Martin, PhysiosOnline.

Part 1

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