We’ve Got Your Back with Our Team of Specialists
Here, you’ll meet some of the most knowledgeable and experienced clinicians that help people in pain get on the path to recovery.
They all have their own stories about how they came to specialize in their respective fields. Combined, their knowledge and talents represent a great spread of clinical experience.
You’ll meet doctors, surgeons, occupational and physical therapists, psychologists and bodyworkers. You might find that one or a few of these individuals provide just the information you need to address your pain, but you also might find that each and every one of them have a part to play in helping you to get back to living well
They all agree that people living with pain are the real experts in understanding the experience of pain and the effect that it has on their lives. Some of them even have their own pain stories, and all of them have listened to a lot of people tell their stories in the course of their clinical careers.
Matching up the Science and the Stories of Pain
There is a big gap between the science of pain and the way it is experienced and currently treated.
Over the past 20 years, there has been a huge amount of research that helps scientists to understand what causes pain, why it persists, and how people recover from it.
Unfortunately, this knowledge is slow to filter down to your doctor or other health professionals/ Furthermore, pain science is often very limited or missing altogether in medical education.
The specialists we feature here are trailblazers in getting the science of pain out of the lab into the clinic and to the wider community. They are helping to translate the difficult science into chunks of useful knowledge that people living with pain can use to improve their lives.
Prescribing Stories and Helping you Understand Pain
Without good storytellers, it can be hard for someone in pain to connect how the science of pain can help you recover. Good storytellers, like our skilled clinicians here, draw on their years of experience (and their own research too!) to guide you towards a new understanding of pain. Knowing and understanding pain really is a superpower for you to have in your recovery
You might have already encountered some of the interpretations of pain science. They are unfortunately usually poor explanations that have no obvious relevance or utility to people trying to recover from pain. Things like “pain is in your brain”, “you just need to exercise” and “you shouldn’t rest if you have pain” are some literal and superficial interpretations of the research.
You deserve much better than that. The writers here work hard to translate their clinical experience and stories into meaningful information that is there for you when you need it. We aim to judge the usefulness of our content based on feedback from you, the reader, and your own stories about the impact it has on your quality of life.
Get to know our Pain Experts
Click on the photos below to learn more about the specialists that make up our community.