Physiotherapy in Pain Management - Half Day Workshop

Date: Sunday 13 April 2014

Time: 1.30 pm - 5.00 pm

Cost: $110 (Early Bird), $135 (Standard)

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This half-day workshop is designed for any physiotherapist who works with people in pain.  It follows on from the very successful inaugural workshop at the 2013 APS meeting.

The workshop will address a range of issues of direct relevance to physiotherapists, including:

  • The role of specific psychological interventions in pain management 
  • Update on the ever-changing range of medications used in pain management

There will also be a wide-ranging presentation and discussion around the educational resources available to Physiotherapists.

Finally, there will be an update on the pathway to Specialisation available to physiotherapists in Australia. 

The workshop will provide the ideal opportunity to network with other physiotherapists working in the field of pain management.



Dr Phillippa Frances  has over 20 years experience as a Clinical Psychologist, and for many of those years has worked in the field of persistent pain both in the U.K. and Australia. Between 2002 and 2013 she was Senior Psychologist for the Austin Health Pain Clinic in Melbourne. She has also worked in general psychiatry, forensics and has a special interest in health psychology and the interface between physical and emotional health.
She has a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology and works in private practice, and as a member of the Clinical Panel of the Victorian Workcover Authority.


Dr Julia M. Hush, (BSc (Hons) BAppSc (Phty), PhD, APAM) is a Foundation Senior Lecturer and Department Research Chair in Macquarie University’s Discipline of Physiotherapy and has clinical expertise is in the management of chronic pain. Dr Hush is engaged in the development and delivery of the new Doctor of Physiotherapy program at Macquarie University, in which she has been specifically working to integrate the 2012 IASP Pain Curriculum. Her areas of teaching expertise include musculoskeletal physiotherapy, clinical pain science and evidence-based healthcare. 

Mr Lester Jones was the first physiotherapist to complete the Masters of Science in Medicine (Pain Management) through the Faculty of Medicine, University of Sydney in 1999. He has been working as an academic in London, and now Melbourne, since 2000 and was the Education Officer for the Physiotherapy Pain Association UK, 2003-2006. He has been a facilitator for the Physiotherapy Pain Collaboration established in June 2013 and involved with painaustralia as the Australian Physiotherapy Association’s representative. His current clinical activity is at the Victorian Foundation for Survivors of Torture and empoweRehab.

Ms Martina Egan-Moog completed a Postgraduate Diploma in Manipulative Therapy (1996) and a Masters by Science degree (1999) at Curtin University in Perth. From 1999 to 2003, she worked at the Pain Management and Research Centre in Sydney. For the last 10 years she took those experience to Europe and worked both clinically as well as in education about Physiology of Pain and Pain Management. She is an instructor for the Neuro-Orthopaedic Institute, Adelaide, and an active member of SIG Pain and Movement of the German Pain Association. Her main interest is to bring pain sciences and behavioural medicine into clinical practice.

Ms Erin Senz is a Physiotherapist with further study in Health Economics, and an interest in efficiency and sustainability of health services. Erin has worked extensively as Physiotherapist within acute and primary health sectors, within Australian and overseas. Her current role is with Tasmania Medicare Local as Statewide Coordinator for a number of priority population health programs, one of these being Chronic Pain.



Ms Ruth White is a physiotherapist who has been working at Hunter Integrated Pain Service (HIPS) for the past decade. Ruth is currently in the early phases of undertaking her PhD looking at multidisciplinary pain management in primary care. Ruth is interested in sharing knowledge widely and has been involved in the ongoing YouTube ‘Brainman’ project-which has now had over 350,000 hits and has been translated into more than a dozen languages. 


Mrs Olly Zekry is a clinical consultant pharmacist who works part time in RPA Hospital.   She has also completed a Master in Chronic Pain through the Faculty of Medicine, Sydney University.  Olly has been a tutor for the PSA pharmacy interns since 2005 and contributes to the NSW Health ACI committee. Olly conducts home medication reviews for several medical centres in NSW, mainly in the Blue Mountains.  She also runs educational workshops for RNs through the School of Nursing in NSW and workshops on pain management for GPs.