“Back Pain: the new science?” – ABC Drum

August 3, 2023 Last night on ABC’s The Drum, we had the privilege of hearing Nicki Hutley’s powerful story about living with chronic pain. Nicki bravely shared her personal journey battling chronic back pain, revealing the significant impact it had on her life. But it’s through programs like the Brief Pain Self-Management (BPSM) Program at […]

Train the Brain to Feel Less Pain, SMH May 2015

Article by Harriet Alexander, published in Sydney Morning Herald, May 9, 2015 Cognitive behaviour therapy, where patients are taught to change their “unhelpful” thinking, has shown in studies to be one the most effective treatments for chronic pain, which affects one in five Australians. It got to the point where Tom Cowan’s back pain was […]

Pain Champion – Invictus Medallist

Thanks to Painaustralia, we are pleased to share the full-length video of Pain Champion, Peter Rudland, as he tells his story of remarkable challenge and triumph following a horrific Black Hawk helicopter crash. Peter survived the fatal accident while serving with the army in Afghanistan, but sustained severe injuries and lives with chronic pain. Painaustralia […]

Hayley Leake – New Champion for Painaustralia

In September, Painaustralia welcomed our newest Pain Champion, Australian Survivor sole winner, Hayley Leake. Hayley is a physiotherapist and pain researcher. After working clinically for six years, she embarked on a PhD at the University of South Australia with Professor Lorimer Moseley’s research group. Her research aims to optimise pain education for adolescents and adults […]

Living with Migraine – Sophie Scott

ABC’s Medical Reporter, Sophie Scott, Painaustralia’s Pain Champion Living with a condition like migraine can be tricky for people to understand.  While pain is definitely a key symptom, when you get an attack, you can feel a range of symptoms including fatigue, brain fog, dizziness, nausea, just to name a few. So it’s definitely not […]

Tara Moss – new Pain Champion

Source: Painaustralia Since 1999 Tara Moss has written 13 bestselling books, published in 19 countries and 13 languages. Her latest is the internationally bestselling historical crime novel The War Widow. Her first non-fiction book, the critically acclaimed The Fictional Woman became a number one national non-fiction bestseller in 2014, and her iconic cover design, featuring her face […]