Do our patient's need fixing? Or do they need a bigger cup?

Do our patient's need fixing?  Or do they need a bigger cup?

Audience: Therapists and people in pain

Blog Style: Lots of questions to consider

To help me understand pain and injuries and to hopefully help people I need to simplify things. One of the simplest ways to view pain is with the cup metaphor. It certainly has flaws but it does help look at the "big picture" of treatment. The cup metaphor suggests that pain occurs when all of the stressors/loads in our lives exceed the space in our cup. When we overflow we have pain