1 in 5 people have chronic pain, 80% don’t get best practice care.

Permission to Move's Online Course and Telehealth program are designed to treat chronic pain and get people back to what matters. From the founders of Tame the Beast.

What Professor Lorimer Moseley, co-author of Explain Pain says —

“A blended model of care that is both sensible and doable ... I recommend more patients to Dave’s clinic than I do to anyone else. This is because I think they are indeed filling an important, missing bit.”

The Facts

  1. Online coaching reduced pain by 23% and increased function by 91% in six weeks

  2. Doubling access to multidisciplinary care has a benefit cost ratio of 4.9 : 1

  3. Productivity loss for chronic pain is on average $21,800 per year for individuals

  4. Multidisciplinary care improves work attendance by an average of seven days per year

  5. An estimated 80% of people with chronic pain don’t get best practice care

  1. Clinical Trial (N=100) of Our Telehealth Coaching Program with an Income Protection Insurer

  2. Cost of Pain Report, Deloitte Access Economics

  3. National Strategic Action Plan for Pain Management, Australian Government Dept of Health

How It Works

  • Referrals via email or online form. We can also integrate with company software for single click referrals

  • Claimant receives access via email link, triggering automated learning process

  • Available now for Australian users with a current CTP or Work Injury claim

  • DVA/ Medicare access available on request

  • Course cost $195

  • Intended duration 6-8 weeks

  • Weekly sessions for up to 6 weeks, including full access to online course

  • Provided via Telehealth or Skype

  • Treating referrals: billed via the RTWSA fee schedule

  • Rehabilitation referrals: billed via Pre-Injury Employer (PIE) or Fit for Work (FFW) schedule using a total of seven hours, including reporting

  • Contact us to learn how we can integrate with your exisiting systems

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72% of our clients achieve an outcome better than they had expected.

Pathway developed by leading physiotherapists with over 5 years of research and supported by current pain science.

Why we made this course


There is a massive human cost of chronic pain and we need to take a different approach. Together we can bridge the gap between research and what is done in practice with research-based treatments that work.

Dave Moen - Director & Physiotherapist

Dave Moen is a Musculoskeletal and Sports Physiotherapist in Adelaide, South Australia.

After working with Professor Lorimer Moseley’s pain research group, Dave created Tame the Beast and then started Form Physiotherapy in 2015. Since then, his group have worked with leading pain scientists to deliver clinical trials and treatment resources using best-practice pain science.

Permission to Move is the most recent project! The online course and individual coaching are an outcome of these years of research and investigation in chronic pain.

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Professor Lorimer Moseley – Leading pain scientist

The Permission to Move “approach is informed at a deep level by modern pain science, behavioural change science, and self-efficacy theory”.

It “has pulled in an impressive array of experts, and in each case … taken the best of it and built a blended model of care that is both sensible and doable”.

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Caristia's story

This course is for people with injury or chronic pain.

Research shows that a pain science approach is effective for all types of chronic pain, including back pain, whiplash, shoulder and knee pain, overuse or degenerative injuries and more.

Read Caristia’s story in full and learn how these strategies helped her return to what matters most.

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Listen to our patients tell real stories of recovery from pain


“You train your brain and it’s more powerful than any opioid you could take. You need to see that light at the end of the tunnel and make a beeline for it.”


“I just had to work through with the pain - training was the only medicine that would help… I’ve been running a lot now, playing soccer again, kicking goals, I’m the fastest on the team.”


“It’s such a huge journey in such a short amount of time. I genuinely never ever thought I would be doing the things that I’m doing and I never thought that they would be pain free.”