15 episodes

The Pain Speak podcast is presented by Dr Deepak Ravindran, a full time NHS Consultant specialising in Pain, Anaesthesia, MSK and Lifestyle Medicine. Dr Ravindran is also the author of the book, 'The Pain Free Mindset'. In this podcast Dr Ravindran explores all things related to pain including physical, emotional and social issues. He also looks at the neuroscience of pain and the fantastic advances which have been made in this area of medicine. He also discusses the business of healthcare and pain management. This podcast is all about open and honest discussion and helping find solutions to complex pain problems. For plain speak on pain - this is Pain Speak.

Pain Speak Deepak Ravindran

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The Pain Speak podcast is presented by Dr Deepak Ravindran, a full time NHS Consultant specialising in Pain, Anaesthesia, MSK and Lifestyle Medicine. Dr Ravindran is also the author of the book, 'The Pain Free Mindset'. In this podcast Dr Ravindran explores all things related to pain including physical, emotional and social issues. He also looks at the neuroscience of pain and the fantastic advances which have been made in this area of medicine. He also discusses the business of healthcare and pain management. This podcast is all about open and honest discussion and helping find solutions to complex pain problems. For plain speak on pain - this is Pain Speak.

    Longcovid - Chat with Darren Brown Co-Founder of LongCovid Physio

    Longcovid - Chat with Darren Brown Co-Founder of LongCovid Physio

    It has been a hugely gratifying  and humbling experience to get the chance to set up the Longcovid Service for Berkshire and work with a great team from primary and community care. We have learnt a lot and are continuing to learn as we help our patients suffering from Longcovid and offer them support, a listening ear, appropriate testing and treatments where available in a  trauma informed manner.

    In this episode, I speak to Co-Founder of Longcovid.Physio . - a global peer support and advocacy group for Physiotherapists (Physical Therapists) and support workers living with Long COVID.

    He is a clinical and academic Physiotherapist specialising in the field of HIV, disability and rehabilitation and leads the HIV rehabilitation service at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust. Darren contracted COVID-19 in March 2020 and continues to live with Long COVID. An advocate for Long COVID research, he has become a familiar person enabling meaningful engagement of people living with Long COVID in all responses to COVID-19.  Darren has an impressive day job at London already and he has helped amass an incredible set of resources for patients and healthcare professionals through this website.

    I hope you enjoy the show.

    Please provide a feedback and comments on the podcast and any questions that you may have.

    If you enjoyed it please rate and leave a review  on Apple podcasts and tell a friend about this show.

    Let me know what you think about the show and  please recommend guests.

    The Pain Speak podcast is presented by Dr Deepak Ravindran, a full time NHS Consultant specialising in Pain, Anaesthesia, MSK and Lifestyle Medicine. Dr Ravindran is also the author of the book, 'The Pain Free Mindset' and is the Lead for the Longcovid service and the Pain medicine Service at the Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust.

    Get in touch:
    Twitter: @deepakravindra5
    Instagram: drdeepakravindran
    Website: www.deepakravindran.co.uk
    Linktree: https://linktr.ee/DrDeepakRavindran


    Order a copy of the Pain Free Mindset here

    Mixed and edited by Rob Cao at https://dynamiqgroup.co.uk/

    Huge Thanks to the The Podcast Coach for helping me set this all up. For high quality, bespoke podcast coaching and production at  www.thepodcastcoach.co.uk

    • 51 min
    Longcovid - What can be done about loss of taste and smell?

    Longcovid - What can be done about loss of taste and smell?

    It has been a hugely gratifying  and humbling experience to get the chance to set up the Longcovid Service for Berkshire and work with a great team from primary and community care. We have learnt a lot and are continuing to learn as we help our patients suffering from Longcovid and offer them support, a listening ear, appropriate testing and treatments where available in a  trauma informed manner.

    In this episode, I speak to associate Professor Jane Parker based at the University of Reading. Trustee and Advisor to the charity Abscent. A chemist by training, she is based at the Flavour Centre and has had huge experience of work around olfaction and food smells. With previous experience of looking after people with smell disorders in other viral infections and brain injury, she is the right person to talk to us about taste and smell and the strange changes that happen in some people after COVID 19.

    She talks to us in great detail about anosmia (complete loss of smell) and parosmia (altered smells) and how it can be managed and treated.
     
    Find out more about the Abscent Charity here

    Click here to know more about smell retraining.

    Please provide a feedback and comments on the podcast and any questions that you may have. If you enjoyed it please rate and leave a review  on Apple podcasts and tell a friend about this show.

    Let me know what you think about the show and  please recommend guests.

    The Pain Speak podcast is presented by Dr Deepak Ravindran, a full time NHS Consultant specialising in Pain, Anaesthesia, MSK and Lifestyle Medicine. Dr Ravindran is also the author of the book, 'The Pain Free Mindset' and is the Lead for the Longcovid service and the Pain medicine Service at the Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust.

    Get in touch:
    Twitter: @deepakravindra5
    Instagram: drdeepakravindran
    Website: www.deepakravindran.co.uk
    Linktree: https://linktr.ee/DrDeepakRavindran


    Order a copy of the Pain Free Mindset here

    Mixed and edited by Rob Cao at https://dynamiqgroup.co.uk/

    Huge Thanks to the The Podcast Coach for helping me set this all up. For high quality, bespoke podcast coaching and production at  www.thepodcastcoach.co.uk

    • 36 min
    Longcovid - Viewpoints from occupational health services

    Longcovid - Viewpoints from occupational health services

    It has been a hugely gratifying  and humbling experience to get the chance to set up the Longcovid Service for Berkshire and work with a great team from primary and community care. We have learnt a lot and are continuing to learn as we help our patients suffering from Longcovid and offer them support, a listening ear, appropriate testing and treatments where available in a  trauma informed manner.

    In this episode, I speak to my consultant colleague Dr Blandina Blackburn, Occupational Health Consultant. Dr.Blackburn has been working with staff at the Royal Berkshire for many years and is a hugely respected national figure in Occupational Health and represented her profession at the highest levels.

    We had recently collaborated to write an article for the Journal Occupational Health@work. In the podcast episode, I wrongly mention it as an editorial so apologies for the error. Please find the link at https://www.atworkpartnership.co.uk/journal/issue/17_5/contents/long-covid-and-its-implications-at-work


    She has been invaluable in providing a clear sounding board for many patients who havent been able to go back to work and this includes a large number of NHS workforce. There is a lot of confusion prevailing right now as to how return to work can be established when we are still learning about the long terms effects of Post Covid so I am glad that Blandina can inform us about the complexities and suggest a way forward for now. Rulings are likely to change and we might have her coming back once we know more about the condition and laws change  and courts make further announcements.

    Please provide a feedback and comments on the podcast and any questions that you may have. If you enjoyed it please rate and leave a review  on Apple podcasts and tell a friend about this show.

    Let me know what you think about the show and  please recommend guests.

    The Pain Speak podcast is presented by Dr Deepak Ravindran, a full time NHS Consultant specialising in Pain, Anaesthesia, MSK and Lifestyle Medicine. Dr Ravindran is also the author of the book, 'The Pain Free Mindset' and is the Lead for the Longcovid service and the Pain medicine Service at the Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust.

    Get in touch:
    Twitter: @deepakravindra5
    Instagram: drdeepakravindran
    Website: www.deepakravindran.co.uk
    Linktree: https://linktr.ee/DrDeepakRavindran


    Order a copy of the Pain Free Mindset here

    Mixed and edited by Rob Cao at https://dynamiqgroup.co.uk/

    Huge Thanks to the The Podcast Coach for helping me set this all up. For high quality, bespoke podcast coaching and production at  www.thepodcastcoach.co.uk

    • 32 min
    Longcovid - What are the effects on the brain?

    Longcovid - What are the effects on the brain?

    It has been a hugely gratifying  and humbling experience to get the chance to set up the Longcovid Service for Berkshire and work with a great team from primary and community care. We have learnt a lot and are continuing to learn as we help our patients suffering from Longcovid and offer them support, a listening ear, appropriate testing and treatments where available in a  trauma informed manner.

    In this episode, I speak to my consultant colleague Dr Abrar Hussain, Consultant Psychiatrist at the Berkshire health Foundation Trust and the lead for the Medically Unexplained Services locally and also supporting people with Functional Neurologic Disorders.

    We had collaborated often to help many patients with overlapping physical and mental health issues. In this episode, he talks about the influence of viral infections and associated neuropsychiatric issues and highlights the multiple contributory effects on a persons physical and mental health. He also talks about the role of COVID 19 and treatments in ICU and associated PTSD and the impact of anxiety and hospitalisation and isolation.

    Find out more about him here

    Please provide a feedback and comments on the podcast and any questions that you may have. If you enjoyed it please rate and leave a review  on Apple podcasts and tell a friend about this show.

    Let me know what you think about the show and  please recommend guests.

    The Pain Speak podcast is presented by Dr Deepak Ravindran, a full time NHS Consultant specialising in Pain, Anaesthesia, MSK and Lifestyle Medicine. Dr Ravindran is also the author of the book, 'The Pain Free Mindset' and is the Lead for the Longcovid service and the Pain medicine Service at the Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust.

    Get in touch:
    Twitter: @deepakravindra5
    Instagram: drdeepakravindran
    Website: www.deepakravindran.co.uk
    Linktree: https://linktr.ee/DrDeepakRavindran


    Order a copy of the Pain Free Mindset here

    Mixed and edited by Rob Cao at https://dynamiqgroup.co.uk/

    Huge Thanks to the The Podcast Coach for helping me set this all up. For high quality, bespoke podcast coaching and production at  www.thepodcastcoach.co.uk

    • 25 min
    Longcovid - What is the role of the occupational therapist?

    Longcovid - What is the role of the occupational therapist?

    It has been a hugely gratifying  and humbling experience to get the chance to set up the Longcovid Service for Berkshire and work with a great team from primary and community care. We have learnt a lot and are continuing to learn as we help our patients suffering from Longcovid and offer them support, a listening ear, appropriate testing and treatments where available in a  trauma informed manner.

    In this episode, I speak to my fellow colleague Tarryn Ashworth, a specialist occupational physiotherapist. Tarryn has been working with COVID patients admitted in hospital from the first wave onwards. Normally working in an inpatient manner, this has been a new role in bringing her expertise to the outpatient management of Longcovid patients.  When I set up the Longcovid service, Tarryn has been invaluable in providing assessment and support for those patients struggling with fatigue and working alongside Harriet to set up personalised plans for our patients.

    Please provide a feedback and comments on the podcast and any questions that you may have. If you enjoyed it please rate and leave a review  on Apple podcasts and tell a friend about this show.

    Let me know what you think about the show and please recommend future guests.

    The Pain Speak podcast is presented by Dr Deepak Ravindran, a full time NHS Consultant specialising in Pain, Anaesthesia, MSK and Lifestyle Medicine. Dr Ravindran is also the author of the book, 'The Pain Free Mindset' and is the Lead for the Longcovid service and the Pain medicine Service at the Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust.

    Get in touch:
    Twitter: @deepakravindra5
    Instagram: drdeepakravindran
    Website: www.deepakravindran.co.uk
    Linktree: https://linktr.ee/DrDeepakRavindran


    Order a copy of the Pain Free Mindset here

    Mixed and edited by Rob Cao at https://dynamiqgroup.co.uk/

    Huge Thanks to the The Podcast Coach for helping me set this all up. For high quality, bespoke podcast coaching and production at  www.thepodcastcoach.co.uk

    • 27 min
    Longcovid - How can the respiratory therapist help you?

    Longcovid - How can the respiratory therapist help you?

    It has been a hugely gratifying  and humbling experience to get the chance to set up the Longcovid Service for Berkshire and work with a great team from primary and community care. We have learnt a lot and are continuing to learn as we help our patients suffering from Longcovid and offer them support, a listening ear, appropriate testing and treatments where available in a  trauma informed manner.

    In this episode, I speak to my fellow colleague Frankie Knight, a specialist respiratory physiotherapist. Frankie has been working with COVID patients admitted in hospital from the first wave onwards and has also done longstanding respiratory rehab for patients with long term lung conditions.  When I set up the Longcovid service, her experience alongside her colleague Laura Cornish, has been invaluable in providing assessment and support for those patients struggling with breathlessness and chest pain symptoms despite having normal tests and scans. Breathing pattern disroders are very common and she talks about simple measures which you can do for yourself in this episode.

    Please provide a feedback and comments on the podcast and any questions that you may have. If you enjoyed it please rate and leave a review  on Apple podcasts and tell a friend about this show.

    Let me know what you think about the show and recommend guests.

    The Pain Speak podcast is presented by Dr Deepak Ravindran, a full time NHS Consultant specialising in Pain, Anaesthesia, MSK and Lifestyle Medicine. Dr Ravindran is also the author of the book, 'The Pain Free Mindset' and is the Lead for the Longcovid service and the Pain medicine Service at the Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust.

    Get in touch:
    Twitter: @deepakravindra5
    Instagram: drdeepakravindran
    Website: www.deepakravindran.co.uk
    Linktree: https://linktr.ee/DrDeepakRavindran


    Order a copy of the Pain Free Mindset here

    Mixed and edited by Rob Cao at https://dynamiqgroup.co.uk/

    Huge Thanks to the The Podcast Coach for helping me set this all up. For high quality, bespoke podcast coaching and production at  www.thepodcastcoach.co.uk

    • 32 min

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rockinjockin ,

An excellent listen!

This is a superb podcast packed with helpful information and ideas about how to manage and reduce chronic pain. Dr Deepak does a fantastic job as the host, bringing warmth and humour along with his extensive knowledge of pain management.

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