Pain Revolution cyclists in a spin to reach Adelaide
03 April 2017
Melbourne’s Royal Melbourne Hospital saw a flurry of energy this morning as a group of world leading pain researchers officially launched the Pain Revolution, a fund and awareness raising bicycle ride from Melbourne to Adelaide to help ordinary Australians, rural GPs and other health practitioners understand the complex issues surrounding persistent pain.
Led by Australian Physiotherapy Association member and Professor of Clinical Neuroscience at the University of South Australia Lorimer Mosely, the ride will stop at the key regional centres of Ballarat, Lorne, Warrnambool, Mount Gambier and Murray Bridge to teach people about chronic pain and how to deal with it.
Travelling with the Pain Revolution cyclists - a group of 22 pain scientists, physiotherapists and GPs – is the Brain Bus, an interactive health learning centre on wheels that will run hands-on demonstrations in each community, staffed by senior research clinicians and physiotherapists.
At the launch this morning, Professor Mosely spoke of the difference they hoped to make in regional areas dealing with the debilitating condition of chronic pain. “We are going to change the world, one town at a time. It is time to put all the amazing pain discoveries of the last 20 years into practice.”
The APA is a proud sponsor of the Pain Revolution ride, which has key stops along the road to Adelaide as follows:
For further information on the ride and Professor Mosely, please visit:
For further information, please contact: Julie Dwyer, Communications Manager
T 03 9092 0810 M 0419 176 075 E Julie.Dwyer@physiotherapy.asn.au
About the Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA)
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