Pain Sciences

Pain Sciences

There’s the potential to look at pain sciences, or the body of research relating to understanding pain as only related to people in ‘chronic’ or persistent pain.

The research however is unequivical that understanding the science of pain is as relevant to health professionals as anatomy and physiology.

It doesn’t just impact those who pain is their only complaint but sheds light on how the body operates whenever it experiences pain.

The problem is that pain sciences often gives us uncomfortable truths. It often refutes common and clinician favoured treatments and doesn’t provide much certainty on future treatment options.

But just because it is challenging, doesn’t mean we can ignore it.


Alex Murray Podiatrist

Alex Murray is a Podiatrist working in private practice and the founder of website Making Sense in Podiatry. He's passionate about helping other clinicians make sense of evidence and clinical practice with a core philosophy of exploring the complexity of human beings, embracing the uncertainty of clinical practice, and avoiding overly reductionist thinking. In addition to his undergraduate degree from La Trobe, he also holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Sports and Exercise Medicine from the University of Otago. He has experience with both national and international athletes and has recently transitioned to focusing primarily on helping the general population and local athletes manage their pain and achieve their goals.

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