Introduction to the Essential Pain facts – Pain Revolution – 31 August

Western Victoria PHN and the Pain Revolution invite primary care clinicians, practice nurses, and allied health in Western Victoria to hear from Mr Grant McKechnie a Local Pain Collective Educator on the “Four Essential Pain Facts”, and how modern pain neuroscience underpins and predicts recovery from persisting pain.


  • Mr Grant McKechnie, Accredited Exercise Physiologist and Local Pain Educator, Ballarat and Surrounds Local Pain Collective Facilitator.


  • Persisting pain – How large is the issue?
  • Develop an appreciation that pain is a complex protective experience.
  • Introduction to the biopsychosocial model for pain and how modern pain neuroscience predicts it.
  • What are the Essential Pain Facts, and how we arrived at this current emergent truth?
  • Understand the role of the Pain Revolution and how they can support the implementation of contemporary pain science in your role as a GP, Practice Nurse or Allied Health Practitioner.
  • How to connect with their Local Pain Collective for support within their local area.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Appreciate and understand that the pain experience is complex and is influenced by many factors.
  • Discuss the basics of bioplasticity and how this predicts potential recovery.
  • Appreciate and understand that recovery from persisting pain is not only plausible, but predictable
  • Consider becoming involved in a Local Pain Collective to receive educational support for contemporary pain science, to enhance outcomes for their persisting pain patients.

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