FLIPPIN’ everything you thought you knew about PAIN

A free public seminar for everyone, coming to Market Rasen on Wed 15th September

Flippin' Pain presents...

FLIPPIN’ everything you thought you knew about PAIN: Market Rasen

An event for EVERYONE, but especially those affected by persistent or chronic pain.


Pain: do you get it?… it’s estimated that between one third and one half of UK adults live with longstanding (a.k.a. chronic or persistent) pain. Recent decades have seen huge increases in the use of scans, medications and surgery in efforts to pinpoint and then reduce pain, but the numbers of people living with persistent pain and their overall health outcomes show no sign of improving. Pain is common, but it’s also complex and misunderstood.

Flippin’ Pain is public health campaign dedicated to changing the way we think about, talk about, and treat persistent pain. Closing the gap between what modern pain scientists know about pain and public understanding. Bringing the science of pain to the people… those who need it most.

Join Professor Cormac Ryan – Community Pain Champion for the Flippin’ Pain campaign – and a panel of pain experts (including people living with persistent pain) for this fun, informative, free and easy to understand public seminar introducing some of the latest, often surprising scientific understanding of pain.

Flippin’ your understanding of pain could be your first step on the journey to recovery.


Panelist bios:

Mike Carpenter

Mike is an Advanced Practitioner Physiotherapist who works with people living with persistent pain in Hertfordshire. He is Clinical Lead for a large integrated musculoskeletal and pain service as well as a teaching fellow at Kings College London.

Niki Jones

Niki developed severe Trigeminal neuralgia in 2002 which lead to 16 years of suffering and disability, numerous high-dose drugs specialist surgeries. In 2018, Niki found a pain management app that helped her to ‘flip’ her understanding of pain, which then helped to reduce pain and medication, whilst learning to manage pain triggers. Despite a severe withdrawal reaction to the drug reduction and the ongoing process of tapering, Niki describes her pain as dramatically reduced and life as dramatically expanded.

Carolyn Johnson

Carolyn from Skegness lives with Spina Bifida and arthritis.

Julia Gover

Julia is a Chiropractor practicing in Cheshire in the North West. She works primarily with patients who have persistent musculoskeletal pain. She’s a trustee and council member of the Royal College of Chiropractors and a member of their Pain Faculty.

Dr Deepak Ravindran

Dr Deepak Ravindran is a frontline pain physician with over 20 years of experience working in the community Pain service IPASS in Berkshire and also leads the complex pain service at the Royal Berkshire Hospital in Reading, UK. He has added qualifications in MSK and Lifestyle Medicine and is a self-confessed trauma informed upstreamist. He is a visiting lecturer and researcher at the University of Reading and is the author of the book ‘The Pain Free Mindset’ – a book for patients and healthcare professionals on the latest advances in Pain Medicine.


Event details:

When: Wednesday 15th September, 5.30-7.00pm

Where: Festival Hall, Market Rasen, Lincolnshire

Sign up: Book your place here


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How to get there:

The event will be held at Festival Hall, Caistor Road, Market Rasen, LN8 3HT. Access via Festival Hall Car Park, pedestrian access also from A631 King Street. The Brain Bus Experience is also on this site.



Festival Hall is situated within Festival Hall Car Park, managed by West Lindsey District Council. Entrance via B1202.



For any issues or queries regarding the event, please contact events@flippinpain.co.uk clearly stating which event your query is in relation to. Please note, capacity to respond on the day of the event may be limited.

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