The Pain Podcast

Interviews with the world’s leading pain experts. Internationally renowned pain researchers and clinicians share the latest and most exciting developments in pain treatment and understanding.

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Tuesday Sep 12, 2023

Dr. Jane Chalmers, a leading expert in pelvic pain, shares her expert knowledge about the multifaceted aspects of pelvic pain, exploring its societal impact, the stigma surrounding it, and the promising research directions that offer hope for those affected by this challenging condition.
Episode Highlights:
1. Understanding Pelvic Pain: Dr. Chalmers takes us on a journey to comprehend the complexities of pelvic pain, shedding light on its diverse causes and manifestations. Gain valuable insights into the wide-ranging challenges faced by individuals dealing with pelvic pain.
2. Societal Implications: We explore the broader societal problem of pelvic pain, examining its often-overlooked consequences on individuals, relationships, and society as a whole. Learn how addressing pelvic pain goes beyond the individual, impacting the community at large.
3. Breaking the Stigma: Dr. Chalmers discusses the pervasive stigma surrounding pelvic pain and how it can hinder proper diagnosis, treatment, and support. Discover strategies for breaking down these barriers and promoting understanding and empathy.
4. Research Advancements: Dive into the exciting world of pelvic pain research with Dr. Chalmers. Explore the latest developments and innovative approaches that hold promise for improving the lives of those affected by pelvic pain.
5. Hope for the Future: This episode offers hope and inspiration to individuals dealing with pelvic pain, as well as their healthcare providers and loved ones. Discover how increased awareness, research initiatives, and collaborative efforts are shaping a brighter future for pelvic pain management and care.
Don't miss this eye-opening conversation with Dr. Jane Chalmers as we strive to raise awareness, challenge stigma, and pave the way for a more inclusive and supportive world for those affected by pelvic pain. Tune in to the "Le Pub Pain Podcast" and join the movement to transform the landscape of pelvic pain understanding and treatment.
About Jane
Dr Jane Chalmers (PhD, B.Physio) is a Senior Lecturer in Pain Sciences at the University of South Australia. She is the leader of the pelvic pain theme under the Innovation, Implementation And Clinical Translation in Health (IIMPACT) research concentration at the University of South Australia. 
Her research focuses on understanding pelvic pain in both women and men. Her work ranges from basic science through to implementation research and she is particularly interested in the role of pain education and other physiotherapy interventions in recovery from pelvic pain. 
Jane has a passion for science dissemination, regularly writing pieces for The Conversation, giving media interviews, and presenting at conferences on the topics of pelvic pain and women's health. 
Jane has supervised several Honours, Masters, and PhD students to completion, and is always looking for more HDR students. 

Wednesday Aug 30, 2023

Associate Professor Tasha Stanton delves into the realm of pain perception, context, and illusion. Prepare to embark on a journey of intellectual exploration as Assoc. Prof. Stanton shares her profound expertise in pain science and therapy. With a keen focus on research and therapeutic insights, she guides us through the labyrinthine of pain perception, revealing how our minds and bodies interact to create pain.
The "Le Pub Pain Podcast" offers a unique opportunity to engage with Assoc—Prof—Stanton's groundbreaking research, exploring the multidimensional landscape of pain from both academic and real-world perspectives. Whether you're a seasoned researcher, a healthcare practitioner, or simply curious about the mysteries of the human experience, this episode promises to leave you with newfound insights and a deeper appreciation for the complexity of pain.

Wednesday Aug 16, 2023

Understanding the Impact of Quest Cognitive Hypnotherapy in Pain Treatment - Sheren Gaulbert in Conversation with Tim Beames
Introduction: In this insightful podcast episode, host Tim Beames engages in a captivating conversation with Sheren Gaulbert, delving into the fascinating realm of Quest Cognitive Hypnotherapy and its pivotal role in pain treatment. Unraveling the mysteries behind language, beliefs, and pattern matches in the context of pain, this discussion offers a fresh perspective on managing and alleviating discomfort.
Key Points:
Quest Cognitive Hypnotherapy: Sheren Gaulbert introduces the concept of Quest Cognitive Hypnotherapy, a potent approach to pain management that combines cognitive therapy and hypnosis. The discussion highlights the empowering aspects of this therapeutic method, which aim to bring about lasting relief.
Language and Pain: Tim and Sheren explore the significant impact of language on pain perception. How the words we use to describe our discomfort can influence our overall experience, and how reframing language can play a vital role in the healing process.
The Role of Beliefs: Sheren Gaulbert sheds light on the powerful connection between beliefs and pain. Unraveling the relationship between one's mindset and the intensity of their pain, the episode discusses how shifting limiting beliefs can open doors to transformative healing.
Pattern Matches in Pain: Delving deeper, the conversation touches upon the intriguing notion of pattern matches in pain experiences. Sheren explains how past experiences and memories can affect the way we perceive pain in the present, and how breaking these patterns can offer relief.
In this thought-provoking episode, Sheren Gaulbert and Tim Beames offer valuable insights into the world of Quest Cognitive Hypnotherapy and its efficacy in pain treatment. Listeners gain a fresh understanding of the interplay between language, beliefs, and pattern matches in shaping our experiences of pain. To learn more and join the Le Pub community, connect through email, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, or Facebook at the provided contact details.
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Wednesday Aug 02, 2023

Pain researcher and pain specialist Dr. Alessandro Chiarotto discusses the mechanisms behind chronic low back pain and designing effective interventions.
Welcome back, listeners, to another intriguing episode of Le Pub Scientifique! Today, we have a special guest with us, Dr. Alessandro Chiarotto, an Assistant Professor at Erasmus University Hospital in Rotterdam (NL) and a renowned expert in the field of pain research.
#treatment #lowbackpain #Placebo #Regressiontothemean #BIAS #Realtreatmenteffects
Dr. Alessandro Chiarotto is an esteemed Assistant Professor in the field of pain research. With a strong background in physiotherapy and evidence-based practice, Dr. Chiarotto has dedicated his career to understanding and treating chronic pain.
Dr. Chiarotto's recent work has focused on investigating the mechanisms behind chronic pain and developing effective interventions. He has conducted extensive research to identify factors that contribute to the persistence of pain beyond the expected healing time, such as psychosocial factors, central sensitization, and maladaptive pain processing.
In his studies, Dr. Chiarotto has explored the effectiveness of various treatments, including physical therapy, cognitive-behavioral therapy, and interdisciplinary pain management approaches. His research aims to provide clinicians with evidence-based guidance on the most appropriate interventions for different types of chronic pain.
Dr. Chiarotto's work has been published in renowned scientific journals, and he is actively involved in collaborative research projects with multidisciplinary teams. He is passionate about translating research findings into clinical practice and improving the lives of individuals living with chronic pain.

Wednesday Jul 19, 2023

James Close discusses the potential role that psychedelics may play in the future for people suffering with persistent pain. He gives a brief history of the development of psychedelics and how they have been used to help heal. He talks about the  mechanisms of action, up regulation of genes associated with plasticity and behavioural influences, that give hope to a pharmacologically-assisted therapeutic approach for people with chronic pain. 
James recommended two books as further reading:
- How to change your mind, Michael Pollan
- Psychedelics, Prof. David Nutt
James Close is a pain specialist physiotherapist and PhD student at Imperial College London where he is exploring the potential for psychedelic-assisted therapy for people in pain.

Wednesday Jul 05, 2023

We explore what pain clinician and educator (and host of this podcast!) Bart thinks about his ongoing educational journey in pain. Including, the deliberate techniques that he employs to facilitate this learning journey
Bart van Buchem has been an integral part of Noigroup since 2012, initially leading the translation and teaching of Explain Pain in the Dutch language – Begrijp de Pijn. Ten years on, Bart is now Director of Noigroup European Operations, and is driving for broader access to courses and publications on the European continent.
A physiotherapist by background, Bart specialises in chronic pain-related conditions through his clinic in The Netherlands Praktijk Noorder Spaarne. This continued clinical contact allows Bart to educate in Explain Pain with a genuine knowledge of applying the principles to practice.
Bart is an integral part of the Le Pub Scientifique team, initially taking live events to the Netherlands and more recently developing this Pain Podcast.

Wednesday Jun 21, 2023

Lorimer's excitement in both work and life stems from a profound interest in the challenge of chronic pain. The more he learns about the workings of pain, including the biological processes involved and the experiences people go through, the more he is captivated by the complexity of this issue. The complexity of pain is awe-inspiring, highlighting the incredible nature of human beings. Recent advancements in pain research have revealed that the degree of complexity is far greater than what was previously believed a decade ago.
Professor Lorimer Moseley is a highly respected and renowned figure in the field of pain science and neuroscience. He has made significant contributions to our understanding of chronic pain and has played a crucial role in challenging traditional beliefs and perceptions surrounding this complex phenomenon.
Lorimer obtained his academic qualifications at the University of South Australia, where he completed his Bachelor's degree in Physiotherapy. He then went on to earn his Ph.D. in the field of neuroscience from the University of Sydney. Throughout his academic journey, Lorimer developed a deep fascination with pain and its intricate mechanisms.
As a leading expert in the field, Lorimer has held prominent positions at various prestigious institutions. He has served as a Professor of Clinical Neurosciences and the Inaugural Chair in Physiotherapy at the University of South Australia. Additionally, he has been involved with the Body in Mind research group, which focuses on advancing our understanding of pain and rehabilitation.
Lorimer's groundbreaking research and innovative approach to pain science have garnered widespread recognition. He has published numerous influential papers in scientific journals and has authored and co-authored several books that have become authoritative resources in the field. Through his work, Lorimer challenges conventional theories and encourages a more comprehensive understanding of pain as a complex biopsychosocial phenomenon.
Beyond his academic achievements, Lorimer is known for his engaging and passionate teaching style. He frequently presents at international conferences, delivers captivating TED talks, and provides educational workshops to healthcare professionals. His ability to translate complex scientific concepts into accessible language has made him a sought-after speaker and educator.
#chronicpain #lorimermoseley #complexity

Wednesday Jun 07, 2023

Specialist sports physician and researcher Dr Adam Weir's shares his expert knowledge on diagnosing and treating groin and related pain in adults and adolescents. While current guidelines do not distinguish between children and adolescents in the diagnosis and treatment of such pain, Adam believes that a unique approach is necessary for managing this common pathology. For instance, just like Osgood Schlatter, the os pubis is only fully developed in late adolescence, emphasizing the need for a distinct approach. Adam discusses the importance of adopting a more diverse and innovative approach to this issue. Pain science, in particular, has been shown to be a paradigm shift for physicians.
Dr Adam Weir is a Sports Physician working as a lecturer and researcher at Erasmus MC Rotterdam. His focus has been on groin and hip-related injuries and pain.
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Wednesday May 24, 2023

Roland Reezigt discusses the existing discrepancy between what is taught to physiotherapy students at university and the actual skills and knowledge needed in the field. To address this issue, Roland and Anneke Beetsma launched a Delphi study with the aim of identifying, through consensus, the essential pain-related topics that should be included in the undergraduate physical therapy curriculum. This groundbreaking study has united all universities in an effort to shape the curriculum and equip future physiotherapists with the appropriate skill set and knowledge. As a result, a new project has emerged, marking an exciting step towards improving the quality of physiotherapy education.
Roland Reezigt is a PhD Candidate, Faculty of Behavioural and Movement Sciences, Neuromechanics at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, a Physiotherapist and Manual therapist and a Lecturer at Hanze Hogeschool University of Applied Sciences.
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Wednesday May 10, 2023

Bernhard Taxer discusses all things relating to migraine, including how we screen and assess people with migraine and the best treatment options available. Specifically, Bernhard introduces the notion of migraine as a neuroscience-limbic disease, the different emotional and psychosocial aspects affecting migraine, where lifestyle fits into the development and treatment of migraine. He also talks about bodily disruption and applying somatosensory and left/right judgement testing to understand this disruption.
Bernhard is a Physiotherapist, with a background in manual therapy. He has a special interest CP, headache and neuropathic pain. Currently is a Lecturer at FH JOANNEUM Graz University of Applied Sciences.  He also works in the clinic as a physiotherapist.
#migraine #Somatosensorytesting #bodily disruption #laterality  #QST
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