Robert Foley

Musculoskeletal Pain and PTSD

Robert is a 57-year-old veteran with chronic musculoskeletal pain, as well as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), due to 32 years of service in the Navy. Over the course of his career Robert has had many injuries, some of his serious injuries have included a lumbar compression fracture, 5 herniated discs, bilateral torn Achilles tendon and a ruptured tympanic membrane. Rob speaks out about PTSD and outlets for dealing with chronic pain such as equine therapy and exercise. He remains active in advocating for patients in chronic pain, educating veterans on ways to manage their PTSD and educating future practitioners.

Portraits of Pain: Robert Foley