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A pioneering approach to managing pain by Georgie Oldfield

What if I told you it’s been shown to take, on average, 20 years for medical research to impact patients on the frontline?  Back in 2007 I was working as a physiotherapist and knew we should be able to do more than just help people ‘manage’ their chronic pain.  After lots of research, finally I came across a pioneering approach to pain recovery.  Scary as it was at the time, I couldn’t ignore it and realised I had to go to America to meet the pioneer himself.  Since then I’ve become the UK/European leader in this approach which is breaking boundaries in the treatment of chronic pain and other persistent health problems.  It makes all the hard work worthwhile when I hear the life-changing results people are experiencing, such as the lady who went from being housebound to cycling and trampolining with her kids without pain.

The pioneering nature of this approach lends itself to self-employment because this allows me to reach more people, train other health professionals and keep up with the fast pace of developments happening globally in this exciting field.

Many people say I’m brave. I’m not so sure but I can tell you I’m determined and wholeheartedly believe this is the way forwards for patients with Chronic Pain. It’s this belief in the power of the approach and the client outcomes which keep me striving forwards.

In 2014 I published my first book, in 2015 I hosted the first international conference about this work outside of the US and it was so well received we’re doing it again in Oct 2017.  All this from my little clinic and office at home in Huddersfield, West Yorkshire. Just goes to show what a difference you can make when you put your mind to it.

Georgie is a member of our Halifax/Huddersfield Board and if you’re interested in finding out more about her conference. the link is below.

SIRPA Conference 2017 – Standard Ticket