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Pain Is a Liar

Pain is the number ONE issue that causes people to think about going to see a physical therapist. We, as physical therapists, have continued to precipitate this emphasis by asking about pain, and performing techniques that are focused on pain relief, BUT we as therapists want to do so much more for our patients, and if we can understand that Pain is a Liar, we can. There are a large number of sayings that we as PT’s use in relation to pain that can shed some light on one of the most misunderstood parts of life. Sayings like “pain is an output”, “pain is weakness leaving your body”, “pain is temporary” and of course “pain is a liar”. Let’s use some of these sayings to shed some light on pai

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