This is the 'Why Pain Matters' Podcast - with Lorimer Moseley
So, from now until whenever, we will be covering matters of pain and why pain matters. Short, hopefully interesting accounts of things I reckon are important or fascinating or challenging or troubling. I will enjoy it and I really hope you do too!
I am not too sure on where exactly to start – there is so much good stuff going around. If the podcast goes down well we might start taking requests, And on that, I have wondered about the marker of success and I guess, as much as I am resistant to the modern penchant for soliciting followers and ‘influence’, I imagine that some combination of feedback, use and reach will be relevant. I am sure, however, that the most relevant marker will be whether or not this is adding to my life, not yours. Don’t mean to sound harsh, but that is, for me, the metric of choice.
I want you to know the bare minimum relevant facts about me. I have an honours degree in physiotherapy, a phd in neuroscience. I have been interested in chronic pain for about 35 years and have engaged with it from lived experience, clinical care, research and advocacy perspectives.
I am fascinated by humans – I suspect I always have been – and I find biological systems and governing principles extraordinary and very very cool. I believe that understanding things is worth the effort and accepting things we don’t understand is completely ok if we are neither bothered by it nor shirking it because it is too hard or inconvenient. I have a deep respect for the capacity with which we are all endowed to automatically protect ourselves and our loved ones, even when the strategies we select – or that are selected for us by our fearfully and wonderfully complex biology, end up being less than ideal or counterproductive.
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