Managing Chronic Pain & Mental Heath Ouchie’s w/ CEO Rachel Trobman
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Rachel Trobman is the CEO and Co-Founder of Upside Health, which is dedicated to reducing the economic and social impact of chronic pain for patients and providers, primarily through its technology product, Ouchie. Prior to her foray into healthcare, Rachel was a digital content producer, working for a wide range of news outlets including NY1, the New York Times and the TODAY Show. When she’s not wrangling health systems, Rachel is wrangling her two young daughters, Maisie and June, and is exploring the best ice cream spots in NJ with her husband, Jason. Enjoy!
In this episode Peter & Rachel discuss:
3:28- Are you ADHD? People with ADHD share many similarities to those living with chronic pain; sometimes they are one-in-the-same. The similarities exist in sensitization issues and treatment methods.
4:30- What made you come up with this company?
6:30- Much self-reporting of pain is tainted due to the ‘shake it off’ attitude surrounding hurt & pain. i.e. An “invisible illness”.
7:42- On the concept of “well, you don’t look sick”, and what being sick really means.
8:26- Penicillin won’t fix everything. It’s just not that easy, or simple, or mono.
9:04- Tell us about some of the wins you’ve seen with the platform and what you are building!
10:12- Talk about the benefit of finding support & solutions together, as a tribe.
11:56- On talking to people who understand
13:30- On acknowledgement of being in pain, by others in pain and dealing with it all
14:40- Who is the perfect candidate for the Ouchie App?
16:70- Thank you Rachel! And thank YOU for subscribing, reviewing and listening. Your reviews have been working! Even if you’ve reviewed us before, would you please continue to do so. Each review you post helps to ensure that word will continue to spread, and that we will all be able to reach & help even more people! You can always reach me via [email protected] or @petershankman on all of the socials. You can also find us at @FasterThanNormal on all of the socials.
17:04- Faster Than Normal Podcast info & credits
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