Understanding Pain Workshop

The Workshop

ESSA Accreditation (7 CPD points) 

This 1-day Understanding Pain workshop will provide you with an in-depth understanding of how chronic pain states are maintained in the body and how best to explain pain to clients utilising non-medical terminology.

Each module helps in providing invaluable strategies to utilise in clinical and non-clinical settings. The modules cover how to explain the neurophysiology of pain in a non-medical way to clients, show clients how bio-psychosocial factors affect pain using Beyond Pain’s Disability Model and teach participants how to ask the right questions to engage and motivate chronic pain clients.

Further, best practice pain management is discussed including expectations from pain management program and what key strategies, physical and cognitive should be taught to clients.

This workshop blends educational and practical strategies so that the participant leaves armed with effective and proven strategies to improve their practice. Our Understanding Pain workshops have been attended by allied health and medical professionals and have been delivered in numerous states.

Who is Anjelo Ratnachandra?

Qualifications – BSc Physiotherapy (Hons), Grad Cert Counselling, Cert CBT, Cert REBT

Anjelo’s unique approach is not only based on his knowledge and experience as a subject matter expert in chronic illnesses (pain/fatigue) having specialised in these areas for over a decade, but also his personal journey through pain and how to get your life back after trauma. Anjelo has endured second and third degree burns, and has overcome life-saving lung surgery and cancer.

His unique insights into the minds of people with chronic illness both as a clinical expert and a sufferer result in a workshop packed with techniques in building trust & engaging a client, understanding the architecture of an empowering conversation, and practicals on how to build confidence where other mainstream methods have failed.

Anjelo’s experience:

  • Specialises in treatment of chronic pain, chronic fatigue, and mental illnesses.
  • Author of the popular self-guiding book Beyond Pain.
  • Inaugural winner of Worksafe’s (Vic) Treating Health Practitioner Award.
  • Recipient of numerous awards in the Occupational Rehabilitation industry.
  • Winner of Australian Allied Health Awards’ Physiotherapist of the Year 2018
  • Contributed towards several research papers in pain & fatigue management.
  • Extensive experience in Occupational Rehabilitation, and in research-based pain & fatigue management.
  • Guest Speaker at national & international events, and, at popular speaking circuits


Workshop Information

  • Wednesday 17th August 2022, 9am-3pm
  • Zoom Webinar
  • $275.00 per person

Key Course Topics

Pain - the inside story
Asking the right questions
Disability Model
Current Research & Case Studies
Practical sessions and feedback

Workshop Feedback

  • Informative, practical, evidence-based and entertaining…

    Sharon S
  • Your session was well balanced with the theory and activities which was great

    Ashley G
  • 11/10 - Most fantastic, practical, and engaging workshop I have participated in. Interested in further workshops.

    Michael C

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