Sarah Sturman

Physiotherapist

I have worked with the pain service for more than 10 years, and have seen my role develop in that time. The scientific developments in our understanding of pain, my own personal experiences, and the learning taken from working with many people living with pain has lead me to practice pain management from a very holistic perspective.  Outside of work I enjoy trying new experiences, as much as work and family life allow, such as tennis, walks in the countryside, and furniture upcycling.

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  • Regular support groups imageRegular support groups

    • Poole last Thursday of the month 10:30am

      Time for Coffee - POOLE

      Fed up? Want to chat? Need to laugh?

      Come and join the monthly coffee mornings every last Thursday in the month at

      The Lighthouse Cafe,

      21 Kingland Rd, 

      Poole BH15  1UG

      Run by our fabulous Pain Service Volunteers.

      These are run as a drop in from 10.30am to 12.30pm. Stay for as long or as little as you like.

      We look forward to seeing you there!

    • Bournemouth Last Friday of every month 1pm

      Time for Coffee - BOURNEMOUTH

      Please note the Time for Coffee mornings for Bournemouth are currently on hold. 

      There will be no meetings in November and December 2019.

    • Dorchester 3rd Friday of month 10:30am

      VIVO Lounge Support Group:

       

      Meeting up on the third Friday of every month.

       

      23 Weymouth Avenue,

      Brewery Square,

      Dorchester,

      Dorset,

      DT1 1QR

       

      10.30am -12.30pm

      Please feel free to drop in for a coffee and a chat. The group will be facilitated by a volunteer of the community pain service. Any queries please call 01305 814015.

    • Blandford first Thursday of the month 1:30pm

      Every first Thursday of the month at

       

      Crown Hotel,
      Blandford Forum,
      West St, Blandford Forum,
      DT11 7AJ

      1.30pm – 3.30pm

      Please feel free to drop in for a coffee and a chat.

      We look forward to seeing you there!

    • Shaftesbury fourth Thursday of the month 11am

      Every fourth Thursday of the month at

      Half Moon pub,
      Salisbury Rd, 
      Shaftesbury, SP7 8BS

      11.00am -1.00pm

      Please feel free to drop in for a coffee and a chat.

      We look forward to seeing you there!

    • Sherborne second Thursday of the month 2:00pm

      Every second Thursday of the month at

       

      Plume of Feathers,
      Half Moon St,
      Sherborne, 
      DT9 3LN

      2.00pm - 4.00pm

      Please feel free to drop in for a coffee and a chat.

      We look forward to seeing you there!

  • One-to-one peer support imageOne-to-one peer support

    Would you like phone or online support from a Pain Chain Coach?

    A Pain Chain Coach is somebody who has chronic pain and therefore understands the challenge of living with daily pain.

    We are very sorry but due to unforeseen circumstances we are unable to offer any new pain coaches at the moment but will endeavour to get this back up and running as soon as possible.

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