"Knowledge is the key to unlocking your ability to tackle your pain effectively and offers hope for a way forward "
Lil is an occupational therapist with demonstrated experience in pain biology education and persistent pain management assistance, based on biopsychosocial formulations of pain and neuroimmune science. Lil believes pain is treatable. With Lil's extensive experience as a mental health service provider, patients are empowered through self awareness, education and skill development, to navigate the recovery journey. Lil is currently completing her Masters of Science in Medicine (Pain Management) at the University of Sydney.
"Being able to change the way you think and feel is possible and not as hard as you might believe "
Vanessa is a Clinical Psychologist with over 20 years experience in mental health and health psychology. Vanessa's work focusses on the promotion and development of strategies to enhance quality of life and our ability to live life to the fullest. Her wholistic approach is based on a current neuroscientific understanding of the treatment and management of persisting pain. Vanessa also enjoys using her experience to encourage and mentor new psychologists in the field. She is a member of the Australian Pain Society and the International Assocaition for the Study of Pain.
"Reassuring clients that their pain doesn't necessarily mean that they need surgery can be powerful in helping patients move forward"
Michelle has advanced skills in assessment and treatment of spinal pathology. She has developed skills in interpretation of diagnostic imaging and assessment of patients likely to require spinal surgery whilst under the guidance of Orthopaedic Surgeons in an extended scope Physiotherapy role. Michelle attends national and international conferences to further develop her knowledge of latest research into spinal surgery and Pain.
"Empowering clients through education, awareness and meaningful activity is the key to success in treating persistent pain"
Natalie understands the importance of encouraging life balance and wellbeing throughout the rehabilitation journey. She believes that treating persistent pain requires more than just a focus on an injury or painful area of the body. Natalie implements Pilates, breath and postural awareness during exercise to encourage her patients to achieve success in reaching their meaningful activity goals.
"Understanding the brain and nervous system removes some of the fear around persistent pain which can stop patients reaching their goals "
Scott has an in depth working knowledge of Neurology. He understands the complex workings of the brain and its significant role in persistent pain states. He has treated many Neurological conditions and has seen the devastating effect that pain which doesnt resolve as it normally should after injury or disease, can have on peoples lives.
A BIT ABOUT US
At Launceston Integrated Pain Service we offer a comprehensive, local treatment approach to persistent pain management for the Northern Tasmania community. With our team of allied health professionals and rehabilitation gym, we are able to offer a comprehensive facility and suite of services to help people move beyond their daily struggle with pain.
Find us: 18 Paterson Street Launceston
8:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday - Thursday
Our aim is to improve your functioning whilst reducing your pain. All of the staff at Launceston Integrated Pain Service are local and have a deep understanding of how persistent pain can affect your daily life. We have worked both individually and together, within the Northern Tasmanian community including Launceston and regional and rural areas whilst delivering outreach programs. Importantly we are all housed conveniently in the one location (except pool) during your participation in the program, making it easier for communication between ourselves and less stressful for you.
We are all commited to keeping up to date with the latest research into pain neuroscience. This means we are able to offer the most current information and treatment techniques to you, during our pain group programs.
We have a fully equipped pilates and yoga studio as well as other gym equipment, free weights and access to hydrotherapy pool sessions at the Launceston Aquatic Centre. We will develop an activity or exercise program for you on an individual basis. which will cater to your goals and address specific postural, physical, psychological or environmental issues. We endeavour to enable you to succesfully return to your workplace or normal daily routines.
Our program is responsive and able to cater for small numbers, creating a more intimate and non threatening environment with no lengthy wait lists. You can feel confident in participating and having your views heard.
We encourage you to bring significant others to some of the sessions. This can help to demysitfy and share information and strategies that you will be taught. It will also make it easier to apply your new learning at home.
Find the next scheduled program here.