Today we navigate through the complexities of the human pain experience with Dr. Alison Sim. Alison shares her journey from the world of osteopathy into pain science. We discuss the challenges we face as osteopaths in dealing with persistent pain patients. Alison shares some of the strategies that can be implemented to empower our patients and facilitate their journey and some important indicators we can look out for in practice to flag patients at higher risk of developing persistent pain. 

Alison discusses;

Her current role as part of multi-disciplinary pain clinic. 

How her approach to explaining pain science has changed and is tailored to individual patient and their journey.

Some helpful pain education resources. 

Shifting the focus from a biomechanical model of persistent pain.

The importance of listening, understanding and validating.

Challenges of being in practice and navigating imaging, reassurance and diagnosis.

Indicators for acute to persistent pain transition.

Self management strategies.

Indicators and process of referral to a pain clinic. 

Exercise and osteopathy for acute and persistent neuropathic pain. 

More information on Alison, her work, seminars and book: Pain Heroes, can be found on the beyond mechanical pain website


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More information on Alison, her work, seminars and book: Pain Heroes, can be found on the beyond mechanical pain website

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