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Chronic Pain Specialist

The Pain Coach | Physiotherapist

Ease & overcome your pain

Pain Coaching & Specialist Physiotherapy based on the latest science of pain

I am here to help you

Reconnect with things that matter to you

Understand, ease and overcome your chronic pain

Live your life


Giving you the knowledge, skills and know-how to ease & overcome your pain

  • Help you understand your pain and symptoms
  • Effective ways to ease your pain and suffering
  • Teach you practices, exercises, tools and strategies
  • Pain relieving treatments
  • An individualised programme for you to achieve your goals
  • Learn the skills of being well for sustained wellness
  • Reconnect with what matters to you
  • Give you the know-how to achieve your best results
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 About Richmond

 Chronic Pain Specialist, Physiotherapist, pioneer of Pain Coaching for chronic pain, Humanitarian, Lecturer, Author and Podcast host

I have worked in healthcare for over 30 years, with a unique background in adult nursing, rehabilitation, sport science, coaching, physiotherapy and pain science.

Having had an interest in pain from the start, I pioneered Pain Coaching (read here) as an approach to help people understand, manage, ease and overcome chronic pain and illness.

I continue to develop Pain Coaching, as well as teaching and training healthcare professionals and students on chronic pain. This includes the MSc in Sports Medicine at QMUL and humanitarian work with Medical Aid for Palestinians in Gaza.

My clinical work is with people suffering chronic pain who are stuck and want their pain to get better, from all backgrounds and for a wide range of reasons

My purpose is to bring the latest understanding of the lived experience of chronic pain to indivivuals and society so that we can ease suffering. 

‘Understand and overcome your chronic pain ~ the comprehensive guide to chronic pain and how you can shape a positive future’, the book I have written based upon my day to day work, is now out. You can order your copy here.

Outside of the clinic I am found watching my kids play sport, running on the South Downs, writing, reading, going to gigs and playing my guitar 🏑🏃🏻‍♂️🎸.

Richmond Stace

Areas of expertise

  • Persistent & chronic pain; eg/ back pain, fibromyalgia, CRPS
  • Chronically painful rheumatological & neurological conditions
  • Problematic, persisting and recurring sports injuries
  • Persistent running injuries and pain
  • Post-operative pain that is limiting progress
  • Performing artists struggling with pain
  • Medicolegal cases when pain is a problem
  • Pain management
  • Dystonia

Understand and overcome your chronic pain

“This is different to every other book on pain that’s out there. It makes you feel like he’s got a reassuring arm around your shoulder as you embark on the journey together. I can’t recommend it enough.”

Louise Trewern

National Pain Advocate, Fellow Durham University Wolfson Research Institute for Health & Wellbeing Lead Lived Experience Trainer Live Well With Pain, Immediate Past Vice Chair British Pain Society Patient Voice Committee

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Understand and overcome your chronic pain, the book

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Encouragers podcast

Relaxed conversations with people making a positive contribution

Richmond Stace is my go-to clinician for any person in pain, and he’s completely re-shaped the way I think about pain as a Doctor. He’s guided the recovery and empowerment of so many of my patients who’ve trapped for years by the way that their pain had made them think, feel and move.

The most amazing part is that it’s all based on awesome science – yet he makes the process so ‘human’.

He’s an inspiring speaker and coach, and a day spent learning from him is likely the be the best day of education you’ll ever have.

Dr Cath Spencer-Smith

Consultant Sports Physician

Richmond Stace really helped me and more importantly empowered me to get out of a hole! His holistic approach, with no stone left unturned, got me to see clearly where I was and provided me with the tool box not only to get fit again but hopefully to stay healthy.

I’d had a year of plantar fasciitis and other on-going chronic injuries before I turned to Richmond. With a range of mental and physical techniques, he helped me to heal and get back on track with my running. We worked really hard at integrating a support system of exercises into my daily life that underpin my running and give me the confidence and strength to run long and hard again.

If you’re looking for a slightly different approach from the norm that really does work – look no further!

Paul Cheetham

European Masters Marathon Champion (M45) 2017 World Masters | Half Marathon: Team Champion (M45) 2019

I’ve known Richmond for a few years and we’ve worked together with patients who have issues of persistent musculoskeletal pain.
I appreciate his time and thoughtfulness with each and every one of these patients and how he manages to progress them on their individual pain journeys.
Richmond himself is a keen runner and appreciates the issues many athletes may encounter. Highly regarded.
Dr Rick Seah

Consultant in Sport, Exercise & Musculoskeletal Medicine; London


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