Pain Revolution is a movement charged with changing how people understand pain in rural and regional communities in Australia.
We're providing support to local health professionals to become pain experts and spread the word in their community, and we'll mentor and support them to do that.
Chronic pain is a huge burden that we can do something about, we know enough now about recovery and we can do something about it if we flip the way we think about and understand pain with a whole of community approach.
Pain Revolution is a people powered movement, striving to change how we care for people in pain.
We believe that this will be most successful if we do it together! Pain Revolution is a vision driven collaboration of researchers, clinicians, people with lived experience and peak bodies.
We aim to inspire and enable each other and communities to make sustainable, positive change. As a collective, we strive for excellence and promote transparency, honesty and accountability in everything we do.
Pain Revolution respects diversity of stories and all the parties who comprise the pain care system.
That all Australians have the knowledge, skills and local support to prevent and overcome persistent pain.
Empowerment: Inspire and enable people and communities to make sustainable, positive change
Integrity: Strive for excellence and promote transparency, honesty and accountability in everything that we do
Cohesion: Foster unity in our vision, purpose and strategy
Respect: Honour all people, their stories, beliefs and skills
Chief Executive Officer
Lorimer is a pain scientist, clinician & educator. He has written 350 scientific articles and five books. He has received numerous international prizes for his contributions to pain science, management and education. He lives and works in Adelaide, South Australia.
Sue is a qualified business manager with experience across a diverse range of industries. Her recent roles have been managing psychology and physiotherapy clinics. She is particularly interested in helping small organisations grow and have a greater social impact.
Tour Logistics Manager
Tracy comes from a strong business administration and logistics background. When she is not coordinating the many moving parts of the Rural Outreach Tour, she looks after the needs of a growing team of pain researchers at University of South Australia.
Collective Project Coordinator
Abbie is a physiotherapist who joined Pain Revolution in 2018 as the first Local Pain Educator from WA. Abbie has a passion for bringing together like-minded health professionals in rural communities to drive the conversation around best practice pain care.
Education and Communications Coordinator
Maddy loves to teach, and coached martial arts for many years. Her passion for design developed during her experience with brain cancer, which she is currently battling and winning! Maddy works with several health advocacy non-profits. She is also an osteopath with an interest in pain, neurological conditions, and innovative care.
LPE Regional Project Officer
Tanushka is a physiotherapist working in Launceston, Tasmania. Tanushka joined Pain Revolution in 2019 as a Local Pain Educator. She is passionate about helping people understand more about why they hurt and working with them to get back activities that are meaningful to them.
Education Committee Chair
Carolyn is an experienced physiotherapist who is currently investigating the contribution of brain plasticity to persistent pain. Enthusiastic to facilitate learning about pain sciences, Carolyn has taught clinically and in classrooms at the University of South Australia for three decades.
Evaluation Committee Chair
Steve Kamper is a research fellow at the University of Sydney with a professional background in physiotherapy. Steve's interests include the epidemiology and consequences of pain, patient expectations, and teaching people to become more informed users of scientific research.
Lived Experience Community Coordinator
Seanna is a facilitator and process designer focused on creating meaningful experiences for folks to learn together. She has hosted several communities of practice across themes including water, facilitation, systems thinking and now persistent pain. Seanna is trained as a human geographer, and has been working in system thinking in Australia for 5 years.
Communications Committee Chair
Mary is a pain scientist; whose current work focuses on the role of media in and influence on healthcare. She is passionate about public engagement and communicating evidence-based information about pain through conventional and social media.
Policy & Advocacy Committee Chair, LE Community Facilitator
Sinan is a physiotherapist who has worked across private practice, aged care and the hospital system. He is interested in advocating for large scale systemic changes to empower people to better understand and manage the complexities of persistent pain.
This group of experts provide one-on-one support to LPEs in training, assisting with consolidating what they are learning and translating it into practice in their communities.
Education Committee looks after development of educational resources and learning outomes across all Pain Revolution activities.
To compliment our community-based work, these guys look after communicating our messages and work to the boarder community.
Pain Revolution is steeped in evidence based action and a key part of this is evaluation of our activities by the Evaluation Committee
This committee looks after the many moving parts of the annual Rural Outreach Tour, from community engagement, event organising to rider safety.
These are former revolutionaries who have made significant contributions to Pain Revolution and its progress as an organisation
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