My name is Richmond Stace and I am a physiotherapist with a background in pain neuroscience. I specialise in the treatment of chronic pain and injury taking a very modern approach to provide treatment, education, practical strategies and programmes of care that embrace the latest understanding of pain. One condition that I see commonly is Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS), a prime reason as to why this blog now exists. I wanted to create an opportunity for those who have CRPS to be able to access the latest research findings, treatments and thinking in the field of pain that is dedicated to CRPS, and here it is.
My clinics, The Specialist Pain Physio Clinics, are based in London in Harley Street, Chelsea and Temple (click here for details) and in New Malden, Surrey (click here). This is where I do my clinical work with patients from in and around London but also further afield. I see a range of persisting complaints and conditions including CRPS, back pain, sciatica, neck pain, fibromyalgia, recurring sports injuries, repetitive strain injury (RSI), tendinopathy, tennis elbow, arthritis, whiplash, chronic widespread pain and other complex pain cases. The model of care is patient focused, meaning that the individual is as important as the condition, and biopsychosocial in the way that the biology, psychology and social impact of the problem are all considered and addressed. The treatment programmes tackle the peripheral and central components of pain using the latest neuroscience based strategies and techniques.
There is a great deal of change in our understanding of pain and this continues to evolve. One of my missions is to maintain an up-to-date view on these changes so that patients are in receipt of the most contemporary approaches to pain and their specific condition.