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Pain, Mind, and Movement


[Term 2022-2024]

Chair: Felipe Reis (Brazil)
Vice Chair: Anabela Silva (Portugal)

Past Chair: Romy Parker (South Africa)
Treasurer: Tasha Stanton (South Australia)
Secretary: Saurab Sharma (Nepal)

Committee Members

  • Laura Simons (Chair Scientific committee; USA)
  • JP Caneiro (Scientific committee; Australia)
  • Tory Madden (Scientific committee; South Africa)
  • Christine Lin (Social Media; Australia)
  • Saurab Sharma (Social Media; Nepal)

The Pain, Mind, and Movement Special Interest Group aims to act as a multidisciplinary forum of communication to:

  • Improve the standard of care provided to patients with disabling pain to improve physical and psychological functioning and increase participation in daily life.
  • Empower health professionals and patients to play active roles in the rehabilitation process.
  • Encourage basic and clinical research on how mind and movement affect disabling pain.
  • Facilitate the translation of evidence into clinical practice and mediate the implementation of new diagnostics and treatments.
  • Foster communication between researchers, clinicians, and patients to drive research and stimulate international study.
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