Pain Journey following knee complaint – Paul Hotz

Retired Pain Foundation Board Member, Paul Hotz Paul’s pain journey started with a minor meniscus problem, which led to many surgeries, a diagnosis of Staphylococcus aureus (staph or golden staph), and with the overprescription of pain medications, Paul’s chronic pain became a secondary issue to an opioid addiction. With his infected knee inflaming to the […]

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 […]

Simone’s Story

Simone 39, was 20 years old, studying to be a concert pianist, newly married and driving with her husband, when a car accident left her a quadriplegic…

Steve’s Story

“I was a cop for 20 years, mostly in plain clothes. In 1995, I was walking along a footpath, when a four-wheel drive ran off the road and pinned me against the wall with its roo bar. It was an accident…

Ross’s Story

Ross had suffered persistent excruciating pain in his back and legs since 1991, when he fell down a flight of stairs in the watchtower while working at Cessnock Jail.

Rebecca’s story 

“I was 14, doing gymnastics training 15 hours a week, when I ran into the vault horse and fractured my lower back. I changed my mind at the last minute and baulked…

Barbara’s story

Barbara Walker suffered chronic pain after a breast cancer operation, crossed the world in search of a cure, and finally entered the PMRI ADAPT course, which she says turned her life around…