After practicing physical therapy (physiotherapy) for 36 years, I realized that the challenge of persistent ongoing pain i.e chronic pain is a subject in our profession that has not been tackled well. This issue has excited me more than anything to take on this challenge via a different approach. I believe that in our profession we are in the best situation to educate and liberate people from ongoing persistent pain. That is why I have joined forces with the pain revolution team to better help in this journey.
I'm inspired by the work of University of South Australia and wanted to support them by raising money as part of my participation in Pain Revolution 2019. Please help me help them by giving whatever you can using the "Give Now" button. The more people that know about University of South Australia, the greater their impact, so please also spread the word by sharing my page with your friends and family. Thank you in advance for your generosity, it means a lot!
Pain Revolution was just an idea this time 2.5 years ago, but it already has 32 local pain educators in 15 rural/regional communities signed up, in training delivering educational outreach in their community. There is no other fundraising/health promotional event like it, which is why it is getting news coverage, invitations from overseas, and funding support from state and federal governments.
The Rural Outreach Tour is a week of cycling AND education and outreach. I am one of 25 cyclists who are paying their own way AND raising money for the cause, and almost all the 25 educational and support staff are volunteers, giving up their time and money to be part of something really good. In the week, the team will deliver a dozen outreach events across Tasmania.
By supporting me to support the Pain Revolution, you will be investing in better outcomes for the many rural and regional Australians who suffer from persistent pain. There is no more common reason for early retirement from the workforce than persistent pain. In terms of disability and economic cost, there is no health condition that places a greater burden on our society. Persistent pain is a major risk factor for depression, suicide, cancer, diabetes, cardiovascular disease and stroke, so you are also, in a way, helping us prevent that stuff too!