A unique blend of professions from across a broad spectrum of clinical fields within Pain Management blended with Patient Champions and community leaders
Together with the multidisciplinary team, our Psychologists/Psychotherapists offer pain management programmes that aim to help people to live rich, full and meaningful lives despite their pain. They can also offer individual therapy to people with specific needs that cannot be addressed in a group environment.
Our experienced Psychologists/Psychotherapists offer consultation and training to the wider multidisciplinary team and to outside agencies, promoting psychological approaches to pain management and offering psychological insight into patients who present with complex psychosocial needs.
Advanced Practitioner Physiotherapists, along with the rest of the pain service team, will work jointly with you to empower you to explore living well despite the pain being present (this doesn’t mean pain won’t fully go away, it might, although the reality is for many it doesn’t. It is instead taking it out of the driving seat), so that you can do what is meaningful to you and fully interact with life again.
Job Title: Neurological & Pain Specialist Physiotherapist and Coach Within this service.
I am an Advanced Practitioner Physiotherapist in Pain. I have worked in a hospital as junior rotational physiotherapist, the community as a senior stroke specialist physiotherapist, and private practice as a neurological & pain specialist physiotherapist and coach.
I specialised as a neuro physio first and then in pain. The pain specialism journey began with my own experience of persistent pain. I am passionate about helping people with pain do what they love, move with more ease and live well.
Three words that describe why I work in Persistent Pain making a difference.
What is your favourite activity/hobby? My favourite activities are yoga and photography, especially when combined with being outdoors.
Job Title: Physiotherapist I was born and bred in Lincoln and qualified as a Physiotherapist at The University of Northumbria in 2002.
Since qualifying I have worked in a number of different clinical settings in both the NHS and private sectors in Lincolnshire and South Yorkshire.
Alongside work, I completed my Master’s degree in Pain Science and Management from Keele University in 2017. I returned to Lincoln in 2016 to set up a private physiotherapy clinic with my partner Phil.
I have also enjoyed lecturing on Pain modules at Lincoln MSc Physiotherapy Pre-Reg course.
Three words that describe why I work in Patient Persistent Pain Patient-centered, Empowering others/Empowerment, Promoting independence
What is your favourite food? Salted Popcorn
What is your favourite activity/hobby? Travel and discovering new places, oh and live music.
What animal would you be and why? It has to be a bird as it means I can fly, travel quickly around the world and escape winter to warmer climates
Job Title: HCPC Chartered Clinical Psychologist A rich experience of working in NHS mental health services.Interested in using theories informed by Psychoanalysis, Gestalt, Mindfulness, but also Philosophy.
Three words that describe why I work in Patient Persistent: Pain I work with Persistent Pain because of the results I have seen so far in this work.
At Connect, we all share the same passion for delivering the best service, treatment and patient experience we can. You could say it’s in our DNA to help people improve their quality of life.