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Dr. Lorimer Moseley

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Professor of Clinical Neuroscienc...

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University of South Australia
North Terrace
Adelaide , South Australia 5000

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Employment History

  • Physiotherapist
    University of South Australia
  • Clinical Neurologist
    Wales Medical Research Institute
  • Professor of Clinical Neurosciences and Chair
  • Professor of Clinical Neurosciences
    University of South Australia , Adelaide
  • Professor of Clinical Neuroscience
    University of South Australia , Australia
  • Pain Research
  • Clinician and Researcher
    Neuroscience Research Australia

Board Memberships and Affiliations


  • PhD
  • doctorate
    The University of Sydney
  • doctorate
    University of Queensland
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Chiropractic Memphis, 7 Feb 2014 [cached]
According to Lorimer Moseley, physiotherapist at the University of South Australia, Adelaide, fear avoidance can have serious implications.
Third International Conference on Movement Dysfunction, 11 Oct 2014 [cached]
Lorimer Moseley PhD, B.App.Sc.(Phty)(hons)
Lorimer Moseley
NHMRC Senior Research Fellow
Dr Lorimer Moseley is a scientist and a clinician. He completed his doctorate in the Faculty of Medicine, University of Sydney, and post-doctoral fellowships at the University of Queensland & The University of Sydney. In 2004 he was appointed Nuffield Medical Research Fellow at the University of Oxford, where he was also Senior Fellow in the GAMFI Collaboration. His work in understanding complex pain disorders, and in developing and testing novel strategies to manage them, have received world-wide recognition. He has written two books on pain, several book chapters and over 60 articles in top-flight journals. His work has been discussed in the popular media on every continent. In 2007, he was judged by the International Association for the Study of Pain to be the outstanding mid-career clinical scientist working in a pain-related field. He has recently returned to Sydney, where he is Senior Research Fellow at the Prince of Wales Medical Research Institute.
Massage News Update - November 2009, 1 Nov 2009 [cached]
Clinical neurologist with the Prince of Wales Medical Research Institute , Dr Lorimer Moseley, says it shows for the first time that body images can be formed independent of any outside sensory input. "The experiment shows that the brain can create a completely new way of working the body and it can do that without any external feedback. Moseley's work, done with Swiss neuroscientist Dr Peter Brugger, appears in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Science.
When we try to identify an image of a left or right hand we mentally rotate our hands to adopt the position shown. Moseley and Brugger took advantage of this innate ability, measuring how long it took.
Moseley says that they were surprised to find that afterwards, the amputees had difficulty envisaging their phantom limbs doing the more routine tasks again. The researchers believe this implies that our body image must obey Newton's laws, and we may make adjustments to ensure they continue to do that even when the mind is making the rules for itself. More broadly, it demonstrates that profound changes can occur to body image and self awareness that are independent of outside input.
But what is the practical significance of being able to teach imaginary wrists to do impossible things? In the near future, the findings could potentially be used to help guide amputees experiencing acute pain in phantom limbs to internally adjust their body image in a way that will remove the pain, says Moseley. In this way, an amputee who may be experiencing pain caused by the sense that their phantom arm is stuck behind their head, can be helped to reset the body image to have the phantom arm in a more comfortable position.
Moseley says there may be broader applications in the future in using the knowledge that we may potentially adjust images internally in ways that could have physiological effects.
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Previously published in: Moseley, G. (2012). Teaching people about pain: why do we keep beating around the bush? Pain Management, 2 (1), 1-3 DOI: 10.2217/pmt.11.73
About Lorimer Moseley
Lorimer is NHMRC Senior Research Fellow with twenty years clinical experience working with people in pain. After spending some time as a Nuffield Medical Research Fellow at Oxford University he returned to Australia in 2009 to take up an NHMRC Senior Research Fellowship at Neuroscience Research Australia (NeuRA). In 2011, he was appointed Professor of Clinical Neurosciences & the Inaugural Chair in Physiotherapy at the University of South Australia, Adelaide. He runs the Body in Mind research groups. He is the only Clinical Scientist to have knocked over a water tank tower in Outback Australia.
Filed Under: BiM Team, Body In Mind, Clinical, Conditions, Education, Lorimer Moseley, Pain
Lorimer, Great post!
Great discussion, Lorimer, but I suggest that we may be shutting the gate long after the horse has bolted.
Thank you for her name, Lorimer. I definitely agree that there is a slow turning of the tide. Very interesting discussion. I agree with Murray's point that a wide-spread approach similar to the cigarette movement would be very beneficial. I also agree with Eric's post that PT schools need to "get with the times" when it comes to pain science education and the context through which our interventions are used. I'd like to finish by saying that I applaud you, Lorimer, and the Body in Mind group for being a great resource when it comes to understanding the patient in pain. Thank you.
Lorimer and others, I really appreciate your insight.
Other than showing staff and patients Dr. Moseley's videos on understanding pain which are invariably well received, it is challenging to provide 'enough' information that is meaningful and helps the person move forwards with their goals.
Lorimer, the original Author of the blog, stated that my comments have understood his intent.
Descartes lives on, as Lorimer likes to remind us.
Lorimer, thanks for the post.
Having said this, do you think a framework of understanding like Lorimer stated at the start of this blog such as prioritization, transmission/ processing and meaning or another 3D framework such as form, matter, process and meaning (Capra) is helpful for understanding what someone is going through ?
Stuart, I agree that Lorimer has given us an excellent working framework for third space negotiations. I very much like your concept of fluid creative exchanges.
Chief Editor Lorimer Moseley PhD University of South Australia & Neuroscience Research Australia
An Exciting Treatment for Pain: Graded Motor Imagery | How To Cope With Pain Blog, 25 Mar 2007 [cached]
Last week I described a graduated movement therapy for chronic pain about which Dr. Lorimer Moseley published a study in Neurology. I've asked Dr. Moseley to help us better understand this exciting work.
Dr. Moseley got a PhD from the University of Sydney in 2001 and is currently the Nuffield Medical Research Fellow at Oxford University, United Kingdom. He is also a College Research Fellow at Oxford.
How to Cope with Pain: What is your research practice like? Do you have a clinical practice?
Dr. Lorimer Moseley: At the moment, I guess I have three areas of research.
Thanks to Dr. Moseley for a thoughtful, educational interview. In addition to the vast knowledge that Dr. Moseley has, he also shows the humbleness and ability to say 'I don't know' that great clinicians and researchers share. We'll look forward to more exciting work from Dr. Moseley and his colleagues.
In posts coming up soon, we'll look more closely at the mirror image work that's part of Dr. Moseley's treatment. Also, at the work at UCLA involving MRI's that really exciting, too. - How To Cope With Pain
Dr. Willingham is not familiar with Dr. Moseley's work.
I find it refreshing that Dr Moseley will say he doesn't know.
Here's a podcast about a computer program called "Recognise" that Dr. Moseley spoke of: [...]
An Interview with "Jeisea": Wisdom for Coping with Pain | How To Cope With Pain Blog // Mar 5, 2007 at 5:16 pm
[...] Last year I finally felt I was getting somewhere in my efforts to get some relief. The thing that has really helped me most is mirror therapy. I'd read research on the internet and in the book "Explain Pain" which Dr Moseley spoke about.
[...] Many interesting comments were made on my posts about graded motor movements and Dr. Lorimer Moseley's interview about his research. I've asked Dr. Moseley 2 questions as follow-up. (As always, do not undertake this treatment, nor any other, without first consulting with your doctor.) [...]
[...] author of the study, Dr. Moseley, talks with us here and [...]
Physical Therapist By Day, Photographer By Night... He Explains Pain Really Well! | How To Cope With Pain Blog // Aug 13, 2007 at 2:56 am
[...] I didn't have the resources to do it myself. Imagine my surprise when a few months ago Lorimer Moseley published a study that did just that. There are others out there who are doing the research - I [...]
Here's How You Can Laugh While Learning About Pain | How To Cope With Pain Blog // Sep 10, 2007 at 2:56 am
[...] Dr. Lorimer Moseley, an Oxford University Fellow and Pain Scientist who's been interviewed here before, has written an engaging, quirky book of stories to help us understand the most up-t0-date views of the biology of pain. Painful Yarns is a collection of 10 or so tales of humorous adventures from Moseley's life, and at 90% story/10% education, the book is funny, funny reading even without the "lessons. [...]
So This Is Why I Still Have Pain: Chronic Pain Explained | How To Cope With Pain Blog // Sep 13, 2007 at 12:39 pm
[...] up our book review week today, we have… Explain Pain, by David Butler and Lorimer Moseley.
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