Our mission is to reduce pain and suffering
in the world. First goal: a million people
Pathways founder and ex-pain patient
Our Recent History
Pathways was released to the world in July 2018 after 18 months of non-stop design, development and content creation. That all paid off when we started receiving reviews like this:
“It really changed my life. My whole outlook and approach to my pain has changed and after 3 weeks it has started to vanish. A fantastic app, I am already spreading the word, I think this can make a difference for a lot of people.”
We knew we were onto something big, and that Pathways could dramatically improve the lives of so many people in pain.
We’re humbled to say that Pathways has done just that. We receive incredible success stories almost every day.
The drive to change the way people think about and treat pain comes from my own experiences with chronic pain.
The Pain That Started Pathways
I suffered with disabling RSI throughout my arms for years. It got to the stage where I couldn’t even turn the page on a book, or pick up my kids. I tried every treatment you could imagine - and more. From painkillers that left me with a stomach bleed, to two invasive surgeries where the doctor (and I at the time) believed that moving the fairly chunky ulnar nerve to a more ‘comfortable’ position, would relieve the pain.
Wrong. Pain returned, and the only thing that changed was the addition of two six inch scars on both arms and reduced mobility.
Out of all the medical practitioners I visited, only one was able to suggest that our pain systems can sometimes become overactive - especially once you’ve been feeling pain for more than 6 months. The pain experience can start coming on automatically, even without damage to your body. It’s then up to us to retrain our pain system.
Digesting all the pain science I could, for the first time in years, I started experiencing my first pain-free moments. Life-changing. And deserving of its own video, which you can check out here.
I decided to make it my life’s work to help others in persistent pain. My aim is to make pain science education, and the pain relieving techniques, accessible to everyone. 1.5 billion people around the world suffer from persistent pain, and experts believe that the majority of these people (1.2 billion) suffer due to an overactive pain system. That means we can reduce or even eliminate persistent pain for all of these people.
These are real people like me and you - unnecessarily suffering from back pain, migraines, RSI, joint pain, and so much more.
We’re grateful that we have such an incredible opportunity to make a difference to so many people.
Our goal is to free at least 1 million people from persistent pain. When we reach that target, we will then be able set our sights even further.
We’re still a fresh-faced company, but we’re pushing ahead - one person at a time to make this a reality.
Here's where we're at:
Our stats are based on our patients reporting 90% or more pain relief, and when pain no longer interferes with daily activities. Pain management is great, but we’re aiming for pain relief. Join us in helping a million people!
Do you or does someone you know suffer from persistent pain? Download our app!
Or perhaps you’d like to help us on our pain-relieving mission? If so, get in touch!