• Resources for People in Pain

    Here's some of the best videos, articles and information to help you understand pain

    Pain, Your Brain and the Amazing Protectormeter

    Professor Lorimer Moseley on Pain and Your Brain

    This is the full video of a guest lecture that Lorimer delivered for Musculoskeletal Australia in November 2018. You'll hear a bunch of funny stories about pain, why it persists and what you can do about it - backed by 30 years of research!


    It's a long video so you might watch it in parts or see the smaller chunks that we have also listed below to get a taste of the science and stories.

    Tame the Beast

    Animating and illuminating the experience of living with pain

    A short animation, narrated by Professor Lorimer Moseley, that talks to you about pain, and how we can tame that beast.

    Why Do We Hurt?

    Professor Lorimer Moseley at TedX Adelaide

    An easy to understand (and funny!) video that explanations why we hurt, and the helpful ways that our brain is telling us about danger when we feel pain.

    Dr Tasha Stanton

    The Brain's Role in Pain

    Dr Tasha Stanton on ABC's Health Report

    Listen in to Dr Tasha Stanton talk to ABC's Dr Norman Swan about the brain and pain, based on her research on pain. Dr Tasha studies the brain, and it's role in pain, and she's very careful about telling people that ALL pain is real and not imagined, even if it's produced by your brain.


    PainChats Website

    Commonsense advice for painful problems

    PainChats helps you find answers to common questions about pain and get useful advice about what to do to help you understand and self-manage pain that persists.


    Get helpful and accurate information from industry-leading health professionals, written in easy to understand language.

    Brainman Videos

    Brainman helps you understand pain

    Brainman is a series of short cartoons that presents some of the common problems with persisting pain in an easy to understand format. Click the link below to see the full series.

    Explain Pain

    Pain Train

    Connect your health professionals to your story

    PainTrain is a digital health record that enables chronic pain patients to summarise information about their condition and to easily share it with whoever they choose in their care team.

    Explain Pain

    Brain Changer

    Card-based brain retraining game for people with persisting pain

    Brain Changer is a daily pacing tool that helps people in pain gradually return to the activities they care about, and live well again. Hidden inside a fun game is the many repetitions of tasks and ideas that help people with pain to re-wire their brain, and change their symptoms. Brain Changer puts the concepts of therapeutic pain education in the palm of your hand, and so you can take them anywhere you go.

    PainHealth Website

    Learn about pain, how it is triggered and how you can identify the right co-management treatment plan.

    Clinically supported information, tips, support and personal stories to help manage musculoskeletal pain. Many useful videos from a wide range of clinical experts.

    Explain Pain

    Explain Pain: Protectometer

    A problem-solving workbook for your pain

    Learn about Danger and Safety, and how it affects your nervous system to turn up its protection of you. Work through the process of finding the things that you can change in your life, that affect your pain.

    Joletta Belton

    The Endless Possibilities Initiative

    A patient perspective on pain and pain science

    A pain education program created by Joletta Belton, based on her pain experience and her pain science education. This is an uplifting source of support for people living with persisting pain.

    Explain Pain

    How to Start Exercising

    Making exercise an enjoyable part of your everyday life

    Movement is an important way to retrain pain, and help your nervous system become less sensitive over time. Here's a great resource to help you start moving, and stick with it over time.

    Pain Management Network

    Pain Management for Everyone

    This site contains valuable information to enable people to develop skills and knowledge in self-management of pain, in partnership with their healthcare providers.

    It has many resources to help develop skills and pain care strategies, plus stories from other people living well with chronic pain.

    The Pain Toolkit Pete Moore

    Is pain self management your first choice, or last resort?

    Online support groups

    The Pain Toolkit, helping people all over the world self manage and cope with persistent pain.

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