Pain Coach

for complex pain

Are you living with pain and looking for specialised advice and coaching?

It's important that you feel comfortable with me and the role coaching can play in your journey with pain. 

Click the link to be taken to specific information on how to get in touch and set up a free 30 minute discussion with me. 

For patients

Highly specialised in supporting people with pain, clinicans working in pain and pain departments

Laura Rathbone has been working exclusively with people experiencing persistent and complexly presenting pain conditions for thirteen years. She qualified as a Physiotherapist in 2011 and then as an Advanced Neuromusculoskeletal Physiotherapist at Kings' College London and became a member of the UK's Musculoskeletal Association for Chartered Physiotherapists [MACP] a protected membership for advanced manual therapists. She now works with people and clinicians all around the world consulting and giving advice on cases, and with people to find practical solutions that work for them. She is an international speaker and educator on the science of pain and the integration of psychotherapeutic practices with pain specialised Physiotherapy. She provides corporate consultation services to pain specialised multidisciplinary units and works globally as a consultant on specialist cases.

Courses for clinicians


Laura teaches a discussion-based course for rehabilitation clinicians interested in exploring Acceptance and Commitment Therapy.

In addition to the 4-week course, each cohort will be offered four monthly peer support sessions as you begin integrating your rehabilitation practice in to the ACT approach. 

Laura's exclusive resource area and facebook group "Being Human With Pain" is available to all clinicians that have worked with her on their practice development. 

Click below to find out more information about ACT in the clinic and to register. Spaces are limited to 15 people per course as this is a process-based course ensuring your deep learning. 

ACT in the clinic

Case Consultation

Laura provides consultation services for people all over the world that are experiencing highly complex presentation and pain conditions.

She can work individually or in consultation with existing clinical services. 

As she works internationally, it is necessary that the person experiencing pain has been seen by a medical team. Laura prefers to work alongside a physiotherapist registered in that region or with a consultant medic (MD) such as an anaesthetist or surgeon.  You will be asked to provide such evidence and communication channels for interdisciplinary collaboration will then be opened and maintained.

Multi-disciplinary working is 'Best Practice' when working with persistent pain, these steps ensure that Laura's role is part of your multi-disciplinary care and does not replace it.

MDT team consultancy and training

Laura works with clinical teams and pain specialised units to promote multi-disciplinary working, develop team-wide knowledge on pain and facilitate biopsychosocial working across disciplines.

Her skills in managing communication compliment her deep experiential and theoretical knowledge on developing pain care services.

It is possible to organise private teaching of her course ACT in the clinic for your team.  She also teaches a workshop bringing the role of therapeutic pain education into the ACT model.

Laura is also able to produce bespoke education tailored to the clinical and relational needs that you may have. 

Get in contact via [email protected] for more information or to register your interest

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