Specialist treatment for pain

The Chelsea Consulting Rooms

Pain is the largest global health burden. Those who suffer persisting pain will understand why, as the impact of pain creeps into every corner of your life. Fortunately we have a far greater understanding of the science of pain now, and hence increasingly effective ways of tackling the problem. My background is in pain neuroscience […]

About Specialist Pain Physio

Richmond M. Stace
Specialist Physiotherapist & Pain Coach

In 2006 I started the Specialist Pain Physio Clinic concept in London and Surrey to deliver innovative, neuroscience-based physiotherapy to tackle chronic pain and injury. The treatment, training and pain coaching programmes are based upon the latest sciences and understanding of pain. The biopsychosocial approach that I use is the contemporary way of addressing persisting pain and suffering — considering […]

Bono’s arm

Bono's injury

Anyone who has read Bono’s recent post will know that he believes that he may not play his guitar again. As a rock and roll icon, this is a strong message that reveals the mortality of man. Many times I have heard people tell me that they cannot do what they used to do. This […]

Richmond Stace | Specialist Pain Physiotherapist

Richmond M. Stace MCSP MSc (Pain) BSc (Hons)

About Specialist Pain Physio Clinics In 2006, I started the Specialist Pain Physio Clinic concept in London and Surrey to provide contemporary and innovative physiotherapy for chronic pain and injury. I believe and know that pain can and does change when the right conditions are created in both thought and action. Blending the latest neuroscience […]

One injury, and then another…and another….

Sturridge thigh injury

It is a common scenario sadly, both in professional and amateur sports. One injury, then another and another, each demoralising further. It is noteworthy that the science of pain would say that expectations and other thoughts about the pain and injury will affect the pain itself, potentially increasing the overall threat value — recall from […]

Why do Arsenal and MUFC have so many injuries?

Football injuries

Arsenal Football Club have apparently reported 30 injuries since August, and Manchester United 37 injuries. Why so many? Injuries are more complex than perhaps initially thought. It is not simply that a player runs out onto the field, clatters into another player, changes direction or bursts into action. There is a huge amount of multi-system […]

Caring for our carers

Caring for our carers

My simple message with this blog is that we need to care for the carers. Undoubtedly the individual with pain or ill-health is suffering, but so are the carers who may be partners, family members and friends. They may also be professional carers who are not immune to the stress of looking after someone. In […]

5 facts about repetitive strain injury | RSI

RSI specialist treatment

Repetitive strain injury (RSI) usually refers to pain and other symptoms felt in the hands, wrists and arms, often gradually becoming more noticeable. Unfortunately, many people continue in the same vain at work without seeking advice or changing their habits, resulting in a persisting sensitivity that can become very limiting — often in relation to […]

5 facts about complex regional pain syndrome | CRPS

CRPS Clinics | London & New Malden

  Thanks to modern pain science we know a huge amount about complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS). Of course there is much more to know, and the way in which we think and take action to tackle the problem will evolve accordingly.   Here are 5 facts that I believe to be important: 1. The […]

My top 5 pain myths

Pain specialist clinic in London

In my view, it is the lack of understanding that causes so many problems with pain in terms of how pain is viewed, treated and conceived as being changeable. Pain can and does change when you understand it and think about it in accordance with the modern (neuroscience-based) view and have a definite plan that […]