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In this refreshing interview, Richmond:
Describes how he helps people with persistent pain issues, and subsequently looks at ways in which they can move forward.
Explains why he has a holistic approach, applying his skills with elements of science, psychology and philosophy.
Illustrates how broad ranging in background and lifestyle his client base is, as pain is indiscriminate.
Highlights how he communicates his service to his clients who sometimes come with pre-existing perceptions.
Stresses the importance of his clients understanding the relationship between their bodies and their external environment.
Talks about his education and career path, how he got started in business, how he values his work-life balance highly, and is motivated by the reward of helping his clients.
Reveals his lightbulb moment in his understanding of the pain field.
Expounds on his future plans, including publishing his upcoming book, and his hope of doing more talks and tours, with the aim of helping as much of society as possible to understand pain, and change their attitudes towards pain, as well as issues with funding and social/gender biases.
Shares his learnings from his experience in business, stressing the importance of putting yourself ‘out there’ to create the space for new opportunities, of continuous self-improvement and learning from your mistakes.
The Pain Coach
3:30 - What’s in a name?
4:47 - Helping people manage persistent pain issues.
7:09 - Pain being indiscriminate.
8:56 - How the pain physio approach differs from a standard physiotherapist.
12:20 - Breaking down pre-conceptions and perceptions.
13:44 - The balance and effectiveness of online vs in person practice.
16:40 - Finding the business side boring.
23:17 - The lightbulb moment of finding your vocation.
25:35 - Falling into running a business.
32:58 - Defining success.
34:40 - Sharing ideas and helping people by writing a book.
36:48 - Changing people’s attitudes to pain.
41:25 - Gender bias in healthcare.
49:44 - Sharing learnings.