Paul Ingraham is a writer and former Registered Massage Therapist in Vancouver, Canada. He is a rare alternative medicine apostate: frustrated by pseudoscientific baggage in the massage profession, he quit to write full-time. He now makes a living publishing a science-based self-help website about aches and pains, www.PainScience.com. Many of his skeptical articles have been prominent in Google search results for many years now, such as his review of Traumeel (the best-selling of all homeopathic products) or his debunking of stretching or fascia hype. His e-books are among the most (or only) skeptical self-help guides available for common problems.
Paul has been wearing many hats at SBM since meeting Drs. Gorski and Novella at TAM in 2009. His job description is “whatever saves Dave and Steve some time,” but he particularly works with contributors to help them get posts ready for the spotlight. If in doubt about who to contact at SBM, please start with him (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Paul’s skeptical guides to common pain problems include: back pain, neck pain, so-called “trigger points”, and running and overuse injuries like plantar fasciitis, shin splints, iliotibial band syndrome, and patellofemoral pain.