Local Pain Collective Coordinator at Pain Revolution
Living in South Australia, Australia
Abbie is a Physiotherapist and a passionate Persistent Pain communicator and facilitator. Growing up in rural WA surrounded by a lot of red dirt and access to healthcare being three hours away, Abbie has over time become incredibly passionate about increasing awareness and accessibility of best practice pain care in rural and regional Australia. This passion has led Abbie to work in a private complex chronic pain clinic, Form Physiotherapy and a Not-For-Profit organisation, Pain Revolution.
Persistent Pain currently affects one in five Australians and is estimated to cost Australia $34 billion. Beyond Australian shorelines, research shows 20 to 30 percent of the world’s population is affected by Persistent Pain. The most effective treatment for Persistent Pain is multidisciplinary pain care with self-management strategies. Abbie is committed to improving outcomes for people living with Persistent Pain through collaborating with key stakeholders at a local, regional and national level. Abbie is inspired by women like the forward-thinking disability rights advocate and political activist, Helen Keller who once said, “Alone we can do so little, Together we can do so much”.