Seminar 24th April 2021

The seminar will be held on Saturday 24th April 2021 via Zoom Video Conference.

The seminar cost is £10.00.

The meeting will start at 10:00 and it will conclude at 12:00.

This seminar will be a discussion regarding a podcast. You will need to listen to the podcast in advance of the seminar, as the format will be a group discussion on the podcast content. The podcast is from “The Words Matter Podcast”.

If you have not listened to a podcast before, you don’t need any special equipment or software: you can listen on any computer or phone. GO TO THE BOTTOM OF THIS PAGE TO LISTEN.

You can also listen via Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify and Overcast (links below).

This seminar will award 2 CPD hours.

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Confirmed delegate list at the bottom of this page.



 Time  Speaker  Topic
10:00 Welcome
Group Discussion on Podcast: Constructing and living with chronic back pain identities – with Dr Noor Abdal
11:00 Group Discussion Coming out of lockdown – what are people’s plans for practices and consultations when lockdown eases.
12:00 Close


The seminar has now closed for registrations.


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Dr Noor Abdal, a musculoskeletal physiotherapist who has a special interest in persistent pain.
Noor and I both completed our PhD’s around the same time at the University of Brighton, and were part of the same ‘methodological group’ employing constructivist grounded theory (GT) to try and figure things out. We resisted the temptation to launch into a discussion about GT and qualitative research (but a podcast is coming focusing on this topic…), but if you’d like to read more about GT see my paper here on what GT is all about.
In this podcast we spoke about Noor’s clinical work as a Biopsychosocially orientated physiotherapist in Kuwait and how she’s integrating psychologically-informed practice in her management of patients.
We also talked about her excellent PhD which explored illness identities amongst Kuwaiti women experiencing CLBP. She developed a grounded theory to describe and explain the impact of cultural, social and emotional experiences on women’s manifestations of chronic low back pain and their behaviours towards it. We touch on how we as clinicians can relate this theory to our clinical practice.
This was almost a catch-up with an old friend in addition to the podcast.
Find Dr Noor Abdal on Twitter on Instagram 


Delegates Attending

Alison Allott Darren Hayward Edd Hatch
Jason Gaskill Margaret Horner Margery Davies-Gray
Marion Jones Martin Murgatroyd Neil Harrison
Peter Gray Philip Owen Stuart Hale
Suzette Pulman