Pain, Hope, & Walking Again After Being a Paraplegic

with Dr. Olivia Ong


I am so excited to talk with Dr. Ong from Australia about transforming chronic pain and burnout using self-compassion tools.

After a severe car accident in 2008, Dr. Olivia Ong was told she would never walk or practice again. As a paraplegic her dreams were shattered. After an intensive three-year recovery process she walked again. Today she shares her experience with others. 

About Dr. Olivia Ong

Dr. Olivia Ong, now known as the Heart-Centred Doctor, is a professional speaker, a published author, and an established pain physician. She runs programs helping doctors transform their lives, moving from burnout to brilliance, and is about to write her second book “Radical Resilience”.

Dr. Ong’s authentic and warm approach has made her a sought-after speaker and online educator. Being able to speak from her own unique life experiences gives her presentations a deeply authentic feel.

Dr. Ong has been featured in and written for Thrive Global, Yahoo Finance, International Business Times Singapore, and Australian Business Journal. Dr. Ong has appeared in media regularly such as Sky News, Studio 10, and ticker TV. She has spoken at industry-leading events including Australasian New Zealand College of Anaesthesia and Faculty of Pain Medicine.

Originally from Singapore, Dr. Ong now resides in Melbourne, Australia, with her husband and two young children.

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