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  • Q&A with Australian Health Practitioners

    Are there medical professionals who specialise in pain management?

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  • Chronic Pain Australia incorporated in 2006 to become a strong voice for Australians experiencing chronic pain. Chronic Pain Australia was a lead organisation in developing ... View Profile

    Pain Specialists are trained to help people in pain. There are also GPs who are specialised in chronic pain. http://www.chronicpainaustralia.org.au/files/Pain%20Specialists1.pdf will take you to a list of pain specialists in each state.

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    Dr Stephen Leow

    Healthshare Member

    Pain specialists are specialised anaesthetists and usually practice in a Pain Management Unit in a public or private hospital. Ther are some private pain specialists. For GPs specialised in pain, contact the RACGP

  • Helen Potter

    Physiotherapist

    As a Specialist Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist, with extensive experience and highly advanced qualifications, as well as excellent communication skills, I can help you to: Become informed ... View Profile

    Hi,


    Some physiotherapists also specialise in helping you manage chronic pain. We collaborate with medical specialists and psychologists for optimal results

    As Physiotherapist we have advanced training in pain theory and have access to the latest reliable search so what we tell you are evidence based. We use explanations to help you understand where you have been on your complex path trying to find answers and what your “thought viruses” are which are contributing to your ongoing pain.


    The brain can become hypersensitive and respond to any “normal” stimulation (touch, sight, sound etc) thinking it is pain long after the reason for the original pain has gone. This is a difficult concept to understand at first but education is proving to be part of the way to get better.

    We also encourage you to pace yourself back to being active. If you can have this, much pain from doing nothing what have you have to lose by trying to gradually resume your life and be active again?


    Helen Potter
    Specialist Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist
    In Touch Physiotherapy Subiaco

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