Richmond M. Stace
Specialist Pain Physio & The Pain Coach
In 2006, I started the Specialist Pain Physio Clinics in London and Surrey to provide innovative and effective physiotherapy treatment, training and coaching for people to overcome chronic pain and injury.
Starting over 10 years ago, I pioneered The Pain Coach Programme as a positive approach to helping people reach their potential. The Programme continues to evolve as we learn more about pain, consciousness, perception and other relevant areas of science, philosophy, coaching and performance. I keep a firm foot in the academic world, spending time with leading researchers and scientists. This means I can continue to distil the latest thinking into practical ways to build wellness, overcome pain, manage conditions and live life to one’s potential.
The Pain Coach Programme
The Pain Coach Programme is a blend of the latest pain science with strengths based coaching. The focus is always upon the whole person and how they can move on to live a fulfilling life. The Programme has been designed to be practical and easily scaled so that I can help as many people as possible to improve their lives. This is on a 1:1 basis in the clinic and reaching out via my speaking, lecturing, writing, workshops and Understand Pain Social Enterprise that I co-founded in 2015.
Understand Pain (UP)
The purpose of UP is to raise awareness of pain as the No1 global health burden and to give society the practical knowledge and tools to reduce the suffering and cost. One of the UP projects is #upandrun that is a combination of ultramarathons and UP workshops.
I live in Surrey and enjoy being able to pop in and out of London to work. I am fortunate that I am able to pursue a passion, so I don’t really consider what I do to be ‘work’. I am also grateful that I have been able to incorporate running into what I do. I have 4 kids and they all wonder why I run ultras. I am yet to give them an answer that satisfies their question: why? Further fortune means I have a very understanding wife! Time with the kids and family, running, writing and rock music all keep me well occupied.
And the other bits…
I am a Chartered Physiotherapist and registered with the Health Professions Council. Originally training as a Registered General Nurse (Brighton University) in the early 90’s, I developed an interest in pain whilst observing the varying responses in recovery after operations. I continued to train as a physiotherapist (Kings College London), and I have a further degree in Sport Rehabilitation (University of Surrey) and a Masters Degree in Pain Science (Kings College London).