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What is pain?

Pain is defined as “an unpleasant sensory and emotional experience associated with actual or potential tissue damage, or described in terms of such damage”(IASP, 2010), which is an interesting concept in itself as the definition clearly states that pain can be tangible, or that simply the potential for damage is there. The amount of pain you experience does not relate to the severity of the injury you have sustained- think how painful a paper cut can be even though it is a relatively minor injury! Similarly, we can continue to experience pain long after the original cause has resolved, simply […]

Are you lifting comfortably?

Injury prevention and rapid return to work of injured workers is a major focus of industries throughout the world, predominantly because back injury represents an enormous cost in both money and suffering. The past 20 years have shown a significant decrease in the number of days lost from work due to sickness and injury; minor illnesses were the most common reason given for sickness absence but more days were lost to back, neck and muscle pain than any other cause, accounting for 31 million working days lost in 2013.   This means that reducing injury at work is crucial, for […]