Guest Profile

Deana Tsiapalis

Deana studied both Physical health, education and lifestyle management at the University of Toronto and George Brown College. She is also a certified Wellness coach through the American College Of Sports Medicine. Deana is the founder, the head pain coach, and chief curator at Pain 2 Possibilities and the Change Pain Academy. She also is the host of The Chronic Pain Experience' podcast that focuses on conversations about chronic pain management, the chronic pain experience and interviews with experts to inspire, motivate and improve your lived experience with pain.


After watching her mothers lived experience with undiagnosed ADHD, post polio syndrome and celiacs disease (which resulted in an early death) along with her husbands experience of living much of his early years with an undiagnosed rare metabolic disorder Deana grew to understand the challenges of those who live with invisible chronic conditions….being misunderstood, not believed, labelled as slow or lazy, being told that everything ‘looks fine’ after testing….that what they experience on a daily basis must all be in their head. As a pain coach, Deana along with the chronic pain community, witness first hand how chronic pain care is truly broken.