What’s going on with Long Covid?

A conversation with physiotherapist David Poulter and Pain Consultant Dr. Deepak Ravindran, consultant in Pain Medicine and lead for the Berkshire LongCovid Integrated Service (BLIS) in Reading, UK. We discuss: The kinds of symptoms and problems people are experiencing when they present to the Long Covid clinic The finding that the vast majority – about…

The Pain Free Mindset

The Pain Free Mindset – Dr. Deepak Ravindran

Dr. Deepak Ravindran is a consultant in pain medicine and the author of “The Pain Free Mindset”. In this video we discuss his book which emphasises a whole-person approach to managing persisting pain.   Dr. Ravindran’s book is available at to buy from Amazon here. Dr. Ravindran sees patients privately via video consultation in addition…

Pieces of the pain puzzle

Pieces of the pain puzzle

Following on from an earlier discussion about her journey to coming pain-free after years of persisting sciatica, Claire tells Evie more about what she has learned and the strategies she has used to overcome her pain. In this video, Claire talks about three major “pieces of the puzzle” that helped her become pain-free Understanding fear-avoidance…

Biopsychosocial pancake

What’s in a word? It’s all Biopsychosocial, and a part of the complex human “ecosystem”

Adapted from a blog post by David Poulter PT. @retlouping on Twitter. There is still a lot of confusion regarding the word “biopsychosocial”. Yes it’s a compound word made up of three other words Biological (physical), Psychological (of the mind) and Social (of the environment). The trouble is that just like the word biopsychosocial is all…

The Virtual San Diego Pain Summit

Rajam Roose, organiser of the San Diego Pain Summit talks to Evie about what the expect at this year’s (for the first time, virtual!) summit.  The San Diego Pain Summit is an annual event featuring internationally renowned clinicians and researchers discussing a range of topics related to the treatment of pain. The event is also…

Trust the doubters

Trust the Doubters

Paul Ingraham from PainScience.com and Evie Martin from PhysiosOnline.co.uk and GetBetterOnline.co.uk.  In this clip, Paul and Evie talk about the humbling effect of trying to help people who are in pain. Paul thinks that while some clinicians making bold claims about the efficacy of their approaches, the “quiet majority are very humble” and he finds…

Pain Coaching

Amy Eicher on becoming a PTA and later a Pain Coach after overcoming her own chronic pain

Evie from getbetteronline.co.uk and physiosonline.co.uk speaks with pain coach and author Amy Eicher from restoringvenus.com. Amy experienced twenty years of persistent low back pain before becoming a physical therapy assistant (PTA) and later a pain coach to help others with chronic pain. In this interview she speaks about: 1.20 Her daughter contracting Covid -19 and…

Pain Science

In a World With No Manual Therapy – would there be more back pain, or less?

Paul Ingraham from www.PainScience.com speaks with Evie from PhysiosOnline.co.uk This is the first clip taken from a longer interview with Paul. Here we discuss a thought experiment in which physiotherapists, chiropractors, osteopaths and some massage therapists haven’t existed for the past 200 years. The question is based on an earlier twitter poll asking whether there…

Breathing Techniques

Breathing techniques for chronic pain

Evie from getbetteronline.co.uk speaks with patient advocate and pain self-management expert Adrian McGregor about approaches he has found to help with his own chronic pain condition. In this discussion, Adrian talks about breathing techniques which he has found helpful for relieving his symptoms. Adrian uses these techniques in combination with good sleep and nutrition habits…