Read widely so we can nurture the therapeutic moment.
Pain Geeks is a reading and educational project to spread awareness of current understanding and theorising around the experience of pain - in order to support and promote high value care for people living with persisting pain.
Every week I will post resources to explore and inspire your passion for understanding what we know about pain, what we are yet to learn and the questions we are still asking. I will be talking with the authors about their work and sharing my thoughts on how the work is relevant to practice and our understanding of the experience of pain.
For clinicians, this reading will open your mind as we cast a wide net across evidence from allied health, basic science, social science, the humanities and philosophy.
For people interested in understanding pain, the texts we read will change how you think about pain and may help you to better understand your own experiences of pain.
The book club* will run alongside and a discussion will be held at the end of each month.
*Books and excerpts will not be provided.
Terms and Conditions:
This group is intended to support the learning and education of people working with pain. It is an on-going programme of exploring the evidence-base across wide and varied professions and areas of science.
It is not a replacement for medical care or medical training.
Due to copyright, it is not always possible to provide you with full text versions of resources to download. Open access resources will be prioritised and links to access provided.
You are not permitted to share any of the resources held within this project with others.
You must agree to these terms in order to subscribe to this reading project.
Laura Rathbone BA, BSc, MSc
I am a Consultant Physiotherapist working exclusively with people that experience complex and persisting pain. But that's just the thing - I don't work with pain. I collaborate with people that live with pain on ways to best modulate symptoms and support this person to thrive. The human picture of pain will never fit in to the evidence-base from just one profession and so i spend much of my time reading through the work produced across the allied-health, basic science, social science and philosophical worlds. Join me as I open up and share the wide and eclectic evidence and texts that I read on this thing we call pain, giving you a place to start if this your first dive into the world of pain specialised therapy, or a structured reading list if you are looking to continue on your learning and development.