We at BAPAM are very fortunate to have an extensive list of health professionals on our Practitioners Directory, all of whom are experienced in helping creative professionals with health problems related to their work. The list contains over 200 health professionals and growing, and focuses on clinical professions with a formal application processThe Directory is used by our assessing clinicians and administrative team and is available to the public on our website.

As a result of the most recent round of applications to our directory we are very excited to introduce Richmond Stace.

He is a Specialist Pain Physiotherapist and pioneer of Pain Coaching who works with performance professionals and others who are struggling to overcome persistent and chronic pain and movement problems or disorders (eg/ dystonia, dysphonia). Richmond says, “it’s great to join BAPAM’s list of practitioners. My purpose is to help performers who are suffering persistent pain to move on to achieve their picture (s) of success.”


Delivering clinical services online for performers with chronic pain

BAPAM clinics have all moved to being online over the COVID-19 outbreak and our clinicians and patients have largely found this a positive experience. Richmond has written a very interesting blog about his own experience of remote working. His clinics are based in London and Surrey, however during this time of COVID-19 he is providing video sessions in which he is able to deliver the full programme. He has been using online sessions for some years, working with people across the globe and the UK. To read more his experience of working online you can check out his blog.

Chronic pain consultation

Chronic pain is a condition that some of our performers present with. Richmond’s approach, Pain Coaching, combines coaching and clinical care to support and encourage clients through a highly individualised programme that is tailored to meet their needs. Richmond helps people understand their pain and symptoms and move on to live a fulfilling life using practical tools and exercises.

Meanwhile, if you haven’t yet spotted it, there is currently a NICE consultation * underway on recommendations for managing patients with chronic pain. It points out the services where more research is needed and highlights the positive impact that other therapies can bring including psychotherapy, acupuncture (delivered by a health professional) and exercise. If you haven’t seen this, do have a look and take the opportunity to respond.