Esther Williamson

Esther Williamson

Esther is a physiotherapist and researcher at the University of Oxford. She is Deputy-Director of the Centre for Rehabilitation Research.

Activity

  • We are developing a course for people with RA - it will be available next year.

  • We developing a version of the course for people with RA so keep an eye out on FutureLearn for it next year

  • We developing a version of the course for people with RA so keep an eye out on FutureLearn for it next year

  • These 4 videos do a fantastic job of explaining the complexity of pain:
    Enjoy!
    Prof. Lorimer Moseley TEDxAdelaide Snake Story
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gwd-wLdIHjs

    Assoc Prof David Butler ‘Explaining Brain Smudging’
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3QVAY5stO3U

    Dr Tasha Stanton Successful Ageing Seminar Presentations 2013...

  • If you want to find out more about pain then here are some suggestions.

    "Explain Pain" by David Butler and Lorimer Moseley is a fantastic resource if you want to find out more about this topic. If you want to find out more about the Explain Pain approach then you also look at the NOI website produced by David Butler and team in Australia:...

  • We often get asked about group size. We have not stipulated a minimum size for group sessions, however within the study and implementation work we aimed to recruit 8-10 people to each group. This number allows for inevitable drop-outs while still maintaining the group atmosphere, which is a vital part of the programme. Evidence suggests that the benefits of...

  • We have tried to strike a balance between research evidence and making the course accessible to all. References and links have not been included within the text of the course due to copyright complexities - below are links to two reviews that may be of interest relating to the role of psychological factors in low back...

  • This video from Prof. Lorimer Moseley at TEDxAdelaide does a fantastic job of explaining why things hurt!
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gwd-wLdIHjs

  • Hello and a big welcome to anyone who is starting the course this week! We certainly hope you find it interesting and look forward to discussing topics with you as we move through the weeks.

    The course was designed for training health professionals. However, we know many people with back pain also sign up for this course. We can't give advice to...

  • These 4 videos do a fantastic job of explaining the complexity of pain:
    Enjoy!
    Prof. Lorimer Moseley TEDxAdelaide Snake Story
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gwd-wLdIHjs

    Assoc Prof David Butler ‘Explaining Brain Smudging’
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3QVAY5stO3U

    Dr Tasha Stanton Successful Ageing Seminar Presentations 2013...

  • As we mention, the book titled Explain Pain by David Butler and Lorimer Moseley is a fantastic resource.
    Further information and reading about pain and pain education can also be found on a number of great websites:
    https://bodyinmind.org/resources/ (this website is run by Prof Moseley)
    http://www.noigroup.com/en/Resources (this website is led by A/Prof...

  • We have tried to strike a balance between research evidence and making the course accessible to all. References and links have not been included within the text of the course due to copyright complexities - below are links to two reviews that may be of interest relating to the role of psychological factors in low back...

  • This video from Prof. Lorimer Moseley at TEDxAdelaide does a fantastic job of explaining why things hurt!
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gwd-wLdIHjs

  • We would really like to see how the Back Skills Training Course is being used around the world - completing the short questionnaire link on this page will allow us to do that, and make changes to improve the training moving forward. Your thoughts are very much appreciated!

  • Hello and a big welcome to anyone who is starting the course! We certainly hope you find it interesting and we encourage you to discuss topics with your fellow learners.
    As we have mentioned, the course was designed for training health professionals, but we know people may sign up for their own interest as well, and we certainly hope you gain skills from...

  • Yes, agree. The principles can be used more broadly. We have had feedback from physios who have done the training that the skills learnt can be used with patients with other types of musculoskeletal pain.

  • That's a great point, Mark. It is so important that patients do not perceive us to be dismissing their pain experience but that we are helping them to understand it and reduce any fears or anxiety associated with their pain.

  • I see that a few people have mentioned challenging beliefs and that this can be difficult to do. We will cover how to use questions to facilitate patients to challenge their own thoughts about their back pain and their own current management in week 2.

  • This course is designed for health professionals who work with people with persistent low back pain and want to learn how to deliver the Back Skills Training Programme or further their knowledge about cognitive behavioural approaches. However, you are very welcome to complete the course and hopefully you will find it useful for your own personal development...