Dr Nick Christelis MBBCH, FRCA, FFPMRCA, FANZCA, FFPMANZCA – Director, Victoria Pain Specialists
“A key step in multidisciplinary care is patient involvement. This excellent resource, empowers patients to take control of their pain journey.”
Dr Susie Gronski, DPT, PRPC – Pelvic floor physical therapist
“Pain Train is a revolutionary communication tool designed to empower patients, allowing them to tell their story the way they want it to be heard. The daily mood logging and customizable questionnaires make this a very unique experience for the patient.
I love Pain Train because my patients can share their story with just about anyone they want. All their paperwork is under one roof, you can even upload medical scans. It’s an efficient way to stay connected with my patient’s wellness team.
My patients can see exactly when I checked their profile which makes them feel cared for and supported along their journey. Pain Train a unique product that fits the paradigm shift from patriarchal traditional medicine to patient-centeric collaboration allowing patients to take ownership of their health and ultimately their life’s journey.”
I’m happy to be offering Pain Train to all of my patients. Kudos on a job well done!
Frances Jolly – patient
“I have just started to use Pain Train after two and a half years of telling my story to multiple health care providers. My doctors have all been fantastic but I sometimes feel they focus so much on the medical symptoms and drugs etc that they don’t get the big picture of how pain is affecting my life.
I like the format of Pain Train because it allows me to express my issues in an organized manner. I’ve found when I’m seeing doctors I’m often drowsy from medications, nervous and in pain. When talking to them I often can’t get my words out until I have built up a rapport with them.”
Karen Liberi MS, MPT, WCS Director of Rehab at NWO Center for Pelvic Rehab and Wellness
“A wonderful platform for patients to document their pain history allowing the layout to be in a very easy to read format for the practitioner to get a “snap shot” of the patient in just a few moments. I think it will be a great asset to our initial “interview” with our patients that highlights many talking points to help even better tailor our program for everyone.”
Arthur Papakotsias, Chief Executive Officer Neami National
Dr John Quintner – retired pain specialist and researcher
“I do like your idea of easing the burden upon the person in pain who invariably has to relate their history to each and every health professional they encounter. It allows more time for both parties to enter and utilise the “third space,” where meaning is negotiated and healing can take place.”
Sara K. Sauder PT, DPT – Pelvic floor physical therapist, Sullivan Physical Therapy
“What I like about this concept is that, as a provider, it saves me time. I can read everything the patient has sent prior to the appointment, I can highlight the information that is most pertinent to me and whatever else I need to know I can ask in the appointment. This creates efficient use of time.”
“I hope many people with pain will use Pain Train to make their medical appointments smoother….and that others will be inspired by your example to innovate new solutions in response to personal challenges. Your message to health care providers is so important: “how are you going to understand and help your patient if you don’t get their perspective, culture, upbringing, daily experience, relationship with their spouse…everyone’s journey is unique”