The OT Link is privileged to welcome Dr. Deepak Ravindran to present this workshop in association with the OTPMG.
Dr Deepak Ravindran is a boundary spanning ‘upstreamist’ with a trauma informed approach to pain practice. He has over 20 years of experience in Pain Management and is Clinical Lead in Pain Medicine at the Royal Berkshire Hospital in Reading, Berkshire, UK. He is one of the very few consultants in the UK who holds certification in musculoskeletal medicine, pain medicine and is board certified in lifestyle medicine. He lectures nationally and internationally on issues in Longcovid, Pain Medicine and Trauma informed practice and has regularly spoken to the media and television on these issues.
He has had a longstanding interest in Fibromyalgia and has worked with FMA UK and also the local FM patient support group. He secured funding and organised 2 awareness days for FM in Berkshire in 2018 and 2019. He helped establish the community pain service in Berkshire (IPASS) in 2015 and more recently helped set up and operationalise the Berkshire Longcovid Integrated Service (BLIS) in 2020. He initiated Pain research in his department and is an active part of the Pain Research Network at the University of Reading. He has been recently completed his degree in Management at the Henley Business School and was awarded the National Apprentice of the Year by CMI in 2021.
He is part of the scientific advisory board at Curable, MyPain and also part of the Footsteps Festival team and a FlippinPain Friend. He is an advisor to UK’s first Online Pain Clinic The Leva Clinic.
Dr Deepak Ravindran is the author of Amazon Best Seller “The Pain-Free Mindset” released in 2021. This book is aimed at patients suffering with pain, but also immensely useful for all healthcare professionals in understanding all the recent advances around pain management in a trauma informed manner.
The OT Pain Management Group (OTPMG) is a special interest group of OTASA that provides education, promotes research and raises awareness about the management of pain within the OT industry. Dershnee Devan, Linda Hiemstra, Gill Coetsee and Helen Roome form the current executive committee. https://www.otpmg.co.za/ Contact: [email protected] to become a member.