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eHealth to deliver pain rehabilitation

Optimise Pain Rehabilitation Unit (OUH NHS FT) developed a digitally delivered eHealth pain rehabilitation programme aligned with a combined physical and psychological programme as outlined in the NICE low back pain guidelines. It was also based on available literature using quality improvement principles. We pre-recorded presentations and saved them as MP4 videos that could be viewed on phones, tablets or lap tops and sent an accompanying hand book, exercise guidance and exercises. Patients...

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Leila Heelas

Oxford, United Kingdom

Joined this community on May 16, 2020

Bio Leila is the Consultant Physiotherapist in the multidisciplinary Optimise Pain Rehabilitation Unit (Oxford University Hospitals NHS FT). The service offers an ACT based PMP, a physiotherapist-led pain rehabilitation programme using psychologically-informed physiotherapy and has just started a Compassion-Focused group for persistent pain. Leila has an MSc in Pain Management and holds a Graduate Diploma in Psychology. She is interested in how to influence managers and how to promote the benefits of pain management as a specialism and to this end has a PG Certificate in management (MBA – Stage 1). She also holds a PG Cert in Professional Practice, specifically focused on how to implement innovative practice Leila has some publications, presented and submitted posters to conferences and is an honorary lecturer at Brookes University. She regularly attends conferences related to pain, has received training in Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy as part of an Oxford University trial and has undertaken training delivered by psychologists in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Motivational interviewing and CBT for pain. She is an executive committee member of the Physiotherapy Pain Association and is a co-opted member of the British pain Society as PPA representative.

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