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RELIEF to Serve as Archive of Body in Mind Content

To our readers, We are excited to announce that RELIEF will now serve as the archive of content originally published on Body in Mind (BIM), which closed its doors last […]

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So long. Fare well! Auf wiedersehen. Goodbye!

Getting the word ‘daft’ published in the BMJ was a highpoint of my career, but signing out of BIM with a lyric from The Sound of Music, may well top […]

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How can we assess the intensity of non-painful events as well as painful events?

When I first entered an experimental pain laboratory, I had no idea what to expect. I was a newbie to the BiM lab, and acting as a pilot participant in […]

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‘I can’t walk with cramp’: supporting people with intermittent claudication to walk

A “walk in the park” is more difficult than it sounds for someone with Peripheral Arterial Disease. This condition, called Intermittent Claudication (IC), is caused by narrowing of the lower-limb […]

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“We should have listened to Brian!” Or “The Python’s knew all along”.

For decades we have known that treatment outcomes for people with low back pain have been suboptimal. The research community has been trying to determine subgroups, based upon key individual […]

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Brain-targeted treatment in people with painful knee osteoarthritis in tertiary care: was it feasible?

Knee osteoarthritis (OA) is a complex disorder that commonly results in diminished physical function, poor quality of life, and reduced life expectancy [1]. While several treatments such as exercise therapy […]

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Response to the blog ‘Brain-targeted treatment in people with painful knee osteoarthritis in tertiary care: was it feasible?’

This is a very good summary and commentary regarding the osteoarthritis (OA) and brain training research project [1] that dominated several years of my life. I work full-time as a […]

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The Pharmacologic Treatment of Chronic Pain in Children: Are We Any Better Off Today?

In the last three decades we have witnessed the expansion of the scientific study of pain and its treatment: from bench to bedside, from biology to psychology, the treatment of […]

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Adding motor imagery to motor control training can improve neck sensorimotor function

Neck pain is one of the most common musculoskeletal disorders with a global annual prevalence of 37% [1]. People with neck pain show neck-specific motor control dysfunction including impaired proprioception […]

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Treating chronic low back pain: is it as simple as changing a person’s mindset?

Mindset. It’s an interesting, some would say controversial topic. Carol Dweck and colleagues [1] first started investigating school students’ attitudes to failure and were intrigued as to why some students […]

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