Downs Pain Clinic is the passion of Occupational Therapist, Patricia Hughes.
When Pat says "I know pain, I can help", she does! She is an ex-nurse from Roma, who survived a light plane crash in 1990, and was not expected to live, let alone work again. Pat suffered critical head injuries and broke her back in six places, together with other physical injuries and psychological sequelae. After working with an Occupational Therapist who changed her life, Pat decided to become an Occupational Therapist herself. Since the accident, Pat has gradually learnt to manage her chronic pain, and continues to do so every day. Ask Pat about her pain, and she will tell you that she usually has none!
Pat considers it a privilege to treat the pain of others, and does so with reference to the latest pain research.