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

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Listen to our patients tell their 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.”

We have simplified the science into a pathway. No pills, no operations, and for many people - no more pain.

Step 1: Learn how pain works

Understanding pain is the first step. It gives you a new sense of control over your situation by defining the challenge of recovery. With a new understanding of pain you will have a clear picture of the steps required to recover. 

Step 2: Understand healing and recovery

Learning about your body is the second step. By understanding how your body heals and responds to load you will be better placed to make helpful decisions for your recovery.

Recovery is about increasing helpful actions and reducing unhelpful actions - with this knowledge you will be able to tell the difference!

Step 3: Retrain your pain system!

Develop a personalised plan based on the principles of pain science and tissue healing. The course guides you to identify areas for change and includes the tools necessary to make change stick. 

If pain is your new normal, that's not normal!

Nobody should have to live with pain, and the world is finally starting to see that it is a possibility.  

Online course


One-time Payment

  • Access 24/7 at home, work, or on the go

  • View the course on desktop, mobile or tablet

  • Each session includes multimedia learning tools and downloads for offline education

  • 6 weeks of guided treatment following best-practice chronic pain guidelines

  • Interactive quizzes that provide real-time feedback on your learning progress

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Online course + physiotherapy coaching (6x video consults)



  • Online coaching worldwide
  • 1x 60min initial consult and 5x 45min follow-up consults with a PTM Recovery Coach 
  • Full use of the Permission to Move online course

  • Please note: Coaching sessions valid for 3 months from date of purchase

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Caristia's story

This course is for people with injury or 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, fibromyalgia, nerve pain and more.

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

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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 evidence-based treatments that work.

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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Dave Moen - Director & Senior 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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