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We are killing Joe

Dr Mary Wyatt

Understanding how 'the system' can trip up the people it is supposed to help is the first thread in a safety net.

Joe's story... A 39 year old furniture removalist, Joe started his working days as a mechanic, but for the last 15 years he has been with two furniture removal companies. About two years ago Joe started to get sore in his back.  One particular day the pain got bad, and he had some odd feelings in his legs.   His doctor sent him for physiotherapy and gave him tablets for the pain. But the problem didn't impr...

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