A long-term back pain problem can be difficult to understand and manage on an everyday basis.
The Back Pain Toolkit is a simple information eBooklet that could provide you with some handy tips and skills to support you along the way to manage your back problem.
It is not meant to be the last word in back pain self-management, but a handy guide to help you get started.
All you need to be is willing to read it and take on board some of the suggestions.
The 12 Back Pain Tools
Tool 1 Accept that you have long-term back pain problem....and then begin to move on Tool 2 - Get involved - building a support team
Tool 3 - Pacing
Tool 4 - Learn to prioritise and plan out your days
Tool 5 - Setting Goals/Action Plans
Tool 6 - Being patient with yourself
Tool 7 - Learn relaxation skills
Tool 8 - Stretching & Exercise
Tool 9 - Keep a diary and track your progress
Tool 10 - Have a setback plan
Tool 11 - Team Work
Tool 12 - Keeping it up...putting into daily practice the tools 1-11
Pete Moore lives with back pain, asthma, osteoarthritis and prostate cancer and has put these tools together with the help of his friends, family and healthcare teams.
The Enlightenment was an age of endeavors, with Britain consumed by the impulse for grand projects undertaken at speed. Endeavour was also the name given to a collier bought by the Royal Navy in 1768. It was a commonplace coal-carrying vessel that no one could have guessed would go on to become the most significant ship in the chronicle of British exploration.
The first history of its kind, Peter Moore’s Endeavour: The Ship That Changed the World is a revealing and comprehensive account of the storied ship’s role in shaping the Western world. Endeavour famously carried James Cook on his first major voyage, charting for the first time New Zealand and the eastern coast of Australia. Yet it was a ship with many lives: During the battles for control of New York in 1776, she witnessed the bloody birth of the republic. As well as carrying botanists, a Polynesian priest, and the remains of the first kangaroo to arrive in Britain, she transported Newcastle coal and Hessian soldiers. NASA ultimately named a space shuttle in her honor. But to others she would be a toxic symbol of imperialism.
Through careful research, Moore tells the story of one of history’s most important sailing ships, and in turn shines new light on the ambition and consequences of the Age of Enlightenment.