Laura Rathbone is a physiotherapist, consultant, educator and lecturer in the UK who is passionate about treating the complex pain patient and providing a person-centered approach to musculoskeletal care. 

She believes treating persistent pain patients should be provided from a multidisciplinary team for best practice. She emphasizes that physios are not to turn into psychologists, but to learn from other health care professionals for help when specific care is needed. 

Her course ACT meaning Acceptance and Commitment Therapy is for non-psychologists like physical therapists who work in settings with a high persistent pain population. 

She discusses embodied cognition as a way of recognizing that there is not only pain or conscious experience but a whole person experience. 

Check out the insight, coaching, courses, and podcast Laura offers at 


“Always believe the person in front of you.” – Laura Rathbone