Keynote Speaking

A unique conversation in chronic pain recovery and mental health assistance


Anjelo Ratnachandra

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 speaking, chronic pain speaking and chronic fatigue speaking- who presents with a unique and candid speaking style.

His highly acclaimed talks on adversarial growth, chronic pain management, chronic fatigue and stress management, ‘empowering conversations’ and the concept of Humanising Rehab are not only insightful but thought provoking. Complementing this is his personal journey through pain and suffering and adversarial 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 in pain & fatigue management 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 has worked in Australia and overseas, and, has presented at national and international conferences.

Our Story

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, 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. 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.

Anjelo has experienced symptoms of PTSD and burnout. In his journey of recovery and self-discovery, he has 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 conditioning programs incorporating yogic breathing and postures.


Key Topics

Anjelo speaks regularly around the following topics but can work with you on the subject matter that is most affecting your organisation or audience.

Chronic Pain
Recovery

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CFS /
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Burnout
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Mental Health
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Adversarial
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Who should attend?

  • Treating Health practitioners (GPs, Physios, OTs, Psychologists, EPs, Chiro, Osteo and other allied health)
  • Occupational Rehab Industry
  • People working in industries helping people with chronic illnesses
  • Carers of sufferers with chronic illness
  • Sufferers of chronic illness
  • RTW coordinators and OHS personnel

Anjelo’s Experience

  • Keynote speaker at industry body functions, corporate functions and governmental organisations
    • ALUCA keynote speaker and guest presenter
    • WORKSAFE WEEK (Worksafe Vic)
    • National Pain Week.

For more information on Anjelo’s upcoming speaking events please contact us today.


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