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


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They are currently no talks/courses organised. Please keep an eye on the website for dates of future talks


What people have said about previous talks:


“Matt’s talks are very thought provoking. He has an excellent understanding of the role of psychological factors in the development of chronic pain and nicely explains the physiological mechanisms. If you are new to working with people with chronic pain or an experienced clinician you will always get something out of the talks that will improve your practice.”

Dr Abby Tabor, Centre for Pain research, Bath University.

“I recently went to one of Matt Kinal’s presentations and I thought it was brilliant. It has improved my understanding of pain which I find helpful when working with neurological patients. I especially liked some of the studies, I thought they were a great eye opener and challenged some of the myths around pain. I feel that it’s important for healthcare professionals to gain a better understanding of pain to improve the quality of holistic care.”

Ulrike Barth, Occupational Therapist in Neurology

‘I heard Matt speak in 2012 and he could have been describing me!  I had had chronic pain -back, feet, shoulder, hip for 16 years since arriving in the UK. I became hooked on the SIRPA approach. It has changed my personal and professional life beyond recognition for the better’

Dr Lynn Thompson, NHS GP