Back (Pain) to the Drawing Board: Pain Education as a Treatment - A Chat with Lorimer Moseley

Towards the end of 2018 I had the great privilege of chatting with Lorimer Moseley, PhD, from the University of Adelaide. Lorimer is a Professor in Clinical Neurosciences and is the inaugral Chair in Physiotherapy within the School of Health Sciences.

Lorimer Moseley

Lorimer leads the Body in Mind Research Group at the University of Adelaide and at Neuroscience Research Australia – or NeuRA – in Sydney. He is the Chief Editor of the Body in Mind blog, has written books, and gave a nifty talk on why things hurt at TEDxAdelaide.

Along with his research group, Lorimer investigates the role of the brain in chronic pain. He is also has a keen interest in pain education and care in rural communitites. Lorimer understands that chronic pain is a huge burden - and is confident that with a whole of community approach we can flip the way people think and understand pain. He is one of the key figures behind the Pain Revolution, which aims to help all Australians access community-based pain education.

During our chat we discussed the need to incorporate modern pain education into the treatment of back pain. In particular, we touched on the editorial Lorimer wrote for the British Journal of Sports Medicine in response to a recent call to action on the global problem of back pain published in The Lancet.

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Published by Pain Research Forum.

Lincoln M. Tracy
Research Fellow and Freelance Writer