Anjelo Ratnachandra, award-winning practitioner and founder of Beyond Pain, is a regular on popular speaking circuits. He is considered a subject matter expert in motivational coaching, chronic pain, chronic fatigue and wellbeing. He presents with a unique and candid speaking style.
His highly acclaimed talks on adversarial growth, chronic pain, chronic fatigue and stress management, empowering conversations, and the concept of Humanising Rehab are not only insightful but also thought provoking. Complementing this is his personal journey through pain, suffering, and growth is both inspiring and humbling to listeners.
Anjelo’s unique set of skills in physiotherapy and counselling has led him to contribute towards numerous research papers and is the author of the popular self-guiding book Beyond Pain. Anjelo has extensive experience, having worked with chronic illnesses for over 15 years.
His passion- empowering people living chronic pain, fatigue and mental illness has led him to numerous awards in Occupational Rehabilitation and was the inaugural winner of Worksafe’s (Vic) Treating Health Practitioner Award in 2011. He was also named Physiotherapist of the Year at the Australian Allied Health Awards in 2018. He has worked in Australia and overseas, and, has presented at national and international conferences.
What’s most unique about Anjelo is that he manages his own chronic pain and has previously suffered from fatigue and symptoms of mental illness. In 2006, Anjelo was an innocent victim of crime, having been set alight with a Molotov cocktail whilst watching TV in the living room of a share house in East London; the perpetrators got the wrong house. Having suffered second and third-degree burns, he was forced to utilise the very principles he was teaching his clients at a prestigious pain clinic in Central London.
Anjelo is no stranger to adversity. Just 8-months prior, in 2005, he sustained a spontaneous pneumothorax (collapsed lung) and was given 48 hours to live. 5 weeks in hospital and lifesaving lung surgery later, he found himself walking the streets of London. The doctors were baffled as Anjelo did not fit their typical criteria for a spontaneous pneumothorax.
Then in 2011, whilst his wife was pregnant with their first, he was diagnosed with a very rare cancer, a leiomyosarcoma. He was told that the chance of getting such cancer is less than 1%.
Despite his adversities, he was able to achieve his childhood dream by reaching Everest Base Camp.
In 2017, as part of his journey of recovery (both emotionally and physically) and self-discovery, he also found himself in North India, in the foothills of the Himalayas, being trained in Ancient Himalayan Yoga. With increasing research into the health benefits of Yoga, he has developed his own clinical style of yogic conditioning programs incorporating resistance training, pranayama and asanas: Yogaiso.
People who have attended our sessions include (but not limited to):
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We engaged Anjelo as we identified that our employees required an avenue to address wellbeing and workplace culture. With the help of Anjelo we developed and implemented a wellness project across the organisation from the corporate staff to the production staff, incorporating an in-house physical and mental health assessment strategy, sourcing external providers for ongoing support where appropriate. Anjelo also ran session on workplace culture and self-care to help our employees embrace a positive culture. Within 4 weeks, we are seeing results. Anjelo very quickly connects with people and easily explains the issues of everyday life (physical and emotional) that are familiar to them; he does this in a very deep, sensitive and positive way. Through his own personal journey, he quickly engages and establishes a rapport with people; the feedback of his work to the organisation has been very positive. Anjelo has certainly made a significant positive impact within our organisation, both as a respected physiotherapist and a wellbeing practitioner in a short period of time.Sue Bircham, HR Manager, Everest Ice cream
Extremely engaging and relevant workshop. Fantastic mix of theory and practical parts which can easily be applied to rehab. Thank you Anjelo!Rachel Hay, Occupational Therapist (OnTrack OT)