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