Talks / Courses

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Matt Kinal gives regular talks on his approach to chronic pain. He uses the latest neuro-physiological evidence to explain how physiological adaptations in the brain and nervous system produce chronic pain. He  also describes how emotional, cognitive and lifestyle factors can cause and reinforce this and how this type of pain is also reversible with the right understanding and approach. He uses the SIRPA approach to help people recovery and details of this approach can be found here: SIRPA


Talk dates and venues:


GP talk: Lower back pain the latest evidence and a novel treatment approach
  • Matt will discuss the latest evidence on lower back pain, including the recent papers published in the Lancet.
  • He will explain how psycho-social factors influence pain and the physiological effects they have on the central nervous system, neuroendocrine system and the brain. 
  • He will also present a novel treatment approach for chronic lower back pain, called the Stress Illness Recovery Programme. This section will include case presentations. 

Time and Date:  7pm, Wednesday, September 5th 2018

Venue: Litfield House Medical Centre, 1 Litfield Place, Clifton, Down, Bristol,  BS8 3LS

To book on to the talk please email Matt on: or call: 07976 926347

*Please note this lecture is free, but it is not part of Litfield House’s lecture programme, so please contact Matt directly if you wish to attend


SIRPA Conference


Date:      October 15th 2017

Venue:   Royal Society of medicine, 1 Wimpole Street, London, W1G 0AE

  • Matt is one of the speakers at the conference, alongside some of the leaders in the field of Psychophysiologic medicine. He will be talking about the physiological effects of stress and how this impacts on pain. 
  • For details and to purchase a ticket for the conference click here:


Free talk on Chronic Pain


Date:       November 30th 2017

Venue:    Keith James Physiotherapy Clinic, Westbury Park, Bristol

  • This talk is for people suffering with a chronic pain problem. If you have a patient who you feel would benefit from our approach, they can find out more about it by attending the talk.
  • Places are limited so they will need to book early by calling: 07976 926347 or emailing: