Cognitive functional therapy (CFT) is a patient centred approach to management that targets the beliefs, fears and associated movement & lifestyle behaviours of each individual with back pain. This story of a 28 year old man with disabling low back pain illustrates the CFT approach in action.
‘Eight years ago I had a lifting injury at work. It was terrible pain, I was worried so I went to the doctor who ordered a scan. The doctor said I had a back of a 70 year old. He said I couldn't surf again and or do manual work.I was devastated.