Beyond the biomedical model of pain – an interview with Richmond Stace

As part of this month’s focus on psychosocial approaches to pain in the Physiopedia Members area we have been very fortunate to record a 40 minute interview with Richmond Stace.

Originally training as a Registered General Nurse, Richmond developed an interest in pain whilst observing the varying responses in recovery after operations. Richmond continued to train as a physiotherapist and has a further degree in Sport Rehabilitation and a Masters Degree in Pain Science. Subsequently he has established several clinics in London that specialise in treating patients suffering from conditions that involve long term chronic pain. He is also a regular blogger and a very active twitter user (@painphysio) where you can follow his developing understanding of pain and its treatment.

Richmond is on the editorial team for the Physiotherapy Pain Association (PPA), a member of the International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP), The Royal Society of Medicine and the Acupuncture Association of Chartered Physiotherapists.

Deepen your knowledge about pain by becoming a Physiopedia Member and access the pain related learn topic with full access to 3 book chapters, 15 journal articles and 2 interviews with pain experts.

Other resources and people recommended by Richmond for those interested in developing their understanding of pain:

pain-journalPAIN – The Journal of the International Association for the Study of Pain

Mick Thacker
Louis Gifford (sadly Louis passed away Feb 2014)
Lorimer Moseley
Oliver Sacks

The Tell-Tale Brain by V. S. Ramachandran

motivational interviewing

Motivational Interviewing

Join Mandy Roscher in this short online course to learn how to facilitate sustained behaviour change in your patients by using the principles of motivational interviewing.